Psychedelic Ecology: A Discussion with Leading Thinkers
- Thu 5th Sep 2019, 7pm – 9pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
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Come join this vital conversation between four leading thinkers and doers in the world of psychedelics and ecology. Together we will discuss the interconnection between the psychedelic state and the natural world, and how the relationship can be utilised to tackle the problems of the 21st century. This is your chance to join an exciting discussion and exploration with these passionate people:
Sam Gandy has a PhD in ecological science, with a lifelong interest in nature and wildlife. and has been fortunate enough to conduct field research all over the world. Sam works as a collaborator with the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London. His central question is whether psychedelics have the capacity to reconnect our increasingly disconnected species to the natural world, for the betterment of humanity and the biosphere at large.
Ashleigh Brown is a multifaceted activist and Co-Founder and Business Development Manager of Ecosystem Restoration Camps, as well as the Membership Coordinator at the Psychedelic Society. She feels strongly that her psychedelic experiences have propelled her into working to restore the earth’s ecosystems, and her desire to make them available to everyone to reconnect them to the earth and to themselves.
Camille Barton is an artist, researcher and the director of Collective Liberation Project (CLP). CLP designs educational experiences to help people understand oppression, and how it relates to their lived experience, so they can stop behaving in ways that reproduce oppression, such as racism and sexism. Camille has written for the MAPS Bulletin and Vice on the intersections of drug policy and racial justice, ensuring that MDMA assisted Psychotherapy will be accessible for marginalised communities. Camille is passionate about how psychedelic medicines can contribute to positive social change including regenerative ecological practices and collective liberation.
David Satori is a mycologist, organic gardener, activist, and teacher. He teaches people how to cultivate mushrooms to produce food, medicine, and to restore damaged ecosystems. In 2018 he launched Myceliate, a grassroots mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation initiative based in London to showcase the importance of fungi in our personal wellbeing, our society’s sustainability, with the aim of promoting the protection of fungi through conservation and ecosystem restoration. He is currently studying plant and fungal biodiversity, taxonomy, and conservation at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and Queen Mary University.
This is the official launch of Psychedelic Ecology - a new event series designed to increase connection to the natural world. Through talks, walks and workshops, we’ll be creating opportunities for you to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of the natural world, tapping into the awe at the beauty of nature that is often felt during psychedelic experience. Your voice is needed. Come and join!
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