Wasiwaskais a research center for the study of psychointegrator plants,

visionary art and consciousness which was begun in 2003 located in Florianópolis, on the island of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. It is a place of learning and communication, but also of leisure. Every year they organize seminars opened to small groups of up to fourteen participants, including two or three guest speakers. Every seminar features lectures and workshops by distinguished scientist, scholars, therapists, writers, artists and musicians stimulated by excursions to the island’s different ecosystems, kayaking, bird watching, tree planting, botanical illustration, bookmaking, drumming, trance dance and other activities.

2013 Seminars

  • March 11-24 “Traditional Societies, Creativity and the Holotropic Mind”
  • April 21 – May 4 “Spirituality, Fairy Tales, Sacred Plants and Holotropic Breathwork. An Interdisciplinary Seminar”

2012 Seminars

  • March 11-24 “Opening the Creative Channel” and “Other Worlds”
  • April 21 – May 4 “Visionary Art and Shamanism in Ancient South America” and “Amerindian Radical Epistemology. A Journey into the Mind of Pre-Columbian America”
  • August 6-19 “Frontiers of Spirituality and Consciousness Research”, complemented by a workshop on “Artistic Expression”
  • September 9-22 “Mayan Cosmology, Amazonian Lore and Holotropic Breathwork”
  • October 1-14 “Shamanism, Biological and Cognitive Considerations”