Palenque Norte began with the legendary Entheobotany Conferences held at the Chan Kah hotel near the ancient Mayan ruins just outside of Palenque, Mexico. There, Terence McKenna, Jonathan Ott, Ann & Sasha Shulgin, and a host of other psychedelic luminaries passed along many insights, discoveries, and wild tales to the fortunate Tribe members who were there. And it was at the end of the pool where Terence McKenna gave some of his last talks at the Chan Kah.
Then in 2003, a few alumni from those conferences decided to have a "Palenque reunion" at the Burning Man Festival, and so we organized a theme camp and lecture series to continue the Palenque tradition. Palenque Norte's Burning Man lectures from 2003 to 2007 can be found here.
Palenque Norte returns to the playa in 2012 at Camp Above The Limit to provide many visionary talks, community circles, art and performances on subjects such as the psychedelic experience and research, technological transformation of the human condition and far future, the weird and the strange, and healing plant medicines. We'll offer lectures Wedesday through Friday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm in The Crystal Cavern.
We'll list our speaker schedules here as we get closer to the event.