The Future of Psychedelics
We've been getting great feedback from participants in this summer's
Evolver Intensives, our series of teleseminars featuring live calls
with some of today's more important thinkers and inspiring visionaries.
Participants appreciate that the conversations are in-depth and
spontaneous, and give listeners a way to have direct contact with
innovative thought leaders working at the forefront of meaningful
change. At the same time, this new commercial format generates some of
the revenue our company needs to survive, so we can bring you Reality
Sandwich and Evolver.net.
Excited by the possibilities, we're assembling a line up of Evolver Intensives that kicks off in October and continues at a clip of two a month into next year. I'll be hosting the next series, "The Future of Psychedelics: Exploring Their Potential for Insight and Healing." It will consist of four calls with some of the world's leading researchers and historians in consciousness-expanding medicines: Graham Hancock, author of the best-selling Fingerprints of the Gods and Supernatural; psychedelics researcher and pioneer, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); spiritual teacher Satyen Raja; and Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, the leading British research institution focusing on the science of drug use and the nature of consciousness.
During this series, among the questions we'll explore are:
• What is the value of the psychedelic experience for people in our society?
• How can we frame this value in a powerful new language that can help pave the way for more powerful discussion and transformation?
• What are the true dangers of psychedelics? Some people have had "bad trips." What are the most effective ways to address the psychic and emotional scars that can accompany the sometimes shocking illuminations produced by visionary substances? How can you assist someone who is in the throes of a negative experience?
• While most psychedelics remain illegal in the US, it is possible to have legal experiences with visionary plant-based psychedelics in South America, Africa, and elsewhere. How can one find a trusted shaman or native guide for these explorations?
• What is the connection between psychedelic use and innovations in fields ranging from art and music to biology and software development?
• What is the connection between psychedelics and the world's mystical traditions, such as Hinduism, Gnosticism, and Qabala?
• Why were psychedelics suppressed and demonized in the past? Are there reasons to think that our society is prepared to reconsider them today? If so, what can we do to advance that evolution?
It all starts on October 15. For more information about the series, click here.
I hope you join us!