A talk on Ecodelic Philosophy at the Symbiosis Gathering

I’m headed back to the Symbiosis Gathering later this year. I’ll be offering a talk on the role of psychedelics–or “ecodelics” as author Richard Doyle refers to them–and the philosophical insights they engender that may be of service to steering through our planetary crisis.

When ingested in carefully crafted ceremonial containers, ecodelics reveal the deeper connections and interpenetration of all things, the way the very idea of property or ownership does violence to the creative and sacred dimension of the universe. They can allow us to remember, to reawaken to, the mysterious gift latent in each passing moment, a secret hidden in plain sight: that everything breathes together (as Plotinus said). Normally, ritualization is an gradual unconscious process that takes many generations to take shape. Unfortunately, we don’t have many generations. If our civilization cannot transform itself from the roots up within the space of a few years, the odds of our survival into the 22nd century are slim.

See more at SymbiosisGathering.com

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One thought on “A talk on Ecodelic Philosophy at the Symbiosis Gathering

  1. hey mds, you had asked about relevant studies and I wasn’t sure if this got reply got thru to you
    “what we do consistently find is apparently increased interactivity between the visual cortex and other areas in the brain and reduced blood flow and apparent loss of synchronization in the default network (have you seen reports of other results?), none of which supports anything like “provide us with the opportunity to engage reality in its more raw, culturally unprocessed form”.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21922603

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