‘Amazon John’ Easterling
- Successful eco-entrepreneur and visionary leader, John Easterling shares a powerful vision of using eco-commerce as the solution for better health, Rainforest sustainability and wealth generation.
Since 1976 he has been a treasure hunter in South America. During his years of exploration in the Rainforest, Easterling was introduced to the traditional use of medicinal plants. After a health crisis and life-changing experience using these botanicals, a simple truth became clear: The real treasure of the Rainforest is the life-enhancing properties of the Rainforest plants. He has worked with a variety of Curanderos in the Highlands and Rainforest of Peru and is a contributing author of Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet.
Easterlings original degree is in Environmental Studies, he founded the Amazon Herb Company in 1990 and serves on the board of the Amazon Center of Environmental Education and Research. Amazon John’s 30 years of Rainforest experience have been profiled on TV and Radio including "Good Morning America" and "Fox and Friends" and was recently featured in Jean Michel Cousteau's PBS documentary "Return to the Amazon."
BREAKOUT SESSION: Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Planet
The Role of Edible Alchemy in the Evolution of Consciousness
This fascinating presentation will bring 30 years worth of Amazon Rainforest stories and experience to life and look at the notion of plant intelligence as an accelerator in the evolution of consciousness. Humans have always been dependent on the plant kingdom for food, for shelter and for medicine. We will have a look at our historical relationships with plants and examine new discoveries, new opportunities and new realizations. You will learn why rainforest plants offer unique profiles of chemistry, nutrition and information.
The collective consciousness recognizes the importance of protecting the Amazon Rainforest. You will see how some Indigenous groups have mastered the utilization of botanical compounds, some psychoactive some not, for strength, for health challenges, for daily endeavors and for extra-dimensional exploration. This interface will reveal specific, undeniable truths why a healthy Rainforest is essential for personal and global health. You will learn specific plants that are bringing timely messages of hope and transformation. You will know how we can integrate this plant intelligence into our physiology to enhance our life experience now.
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