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Chapel of Sacred Mirrors: Visionary Salon with Alex & Allyson Grey
February 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm$65
This half-day seminar will cover several topics, all loosely tied together by the unifying theme of psychedelics. The first part will focus on Dennis’ memoir, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna. Dennis will do a reading and signing of his book, and unpack some of the themes addressed therein: ‘Although our ostensible mission was a search for exotic, indigenous hallucinogens, in fact our real goal, unknown even to us at the time, was a quest to understand the psychedelic experience and its relationship to the deepest mysteries of life on earth, humanity’s evolutionary odyssey through time and history, and the outer dimensions of consciousness.’
In the second part of the seminar, we will show the stunning documentary by award-winning documentarian Oliver Hockenhull, Neurons to Nirvana. This excellent movie is the best recent introduction to the science of psychedelics, and the emerging rediscovery of their therapeutic uses that is going to revolutionize psychiatry and medicine. Followed by Q&A.
After dinner, Dennis will present his lecture: Plant/Human Coevolution and the Origins of the Human Imagination, which argues that humans’ early encounters with natural psychedelics in their environment, particularly psilocybin mushrooms, provided the trigger that catalyzed the emergence of consciousness
Q&A will follow, and our hosts, Alex and Allyson Grey, will join Dennis in a panel discussion that will revisit all the themes covered in the seminar, and invite the audience to participate, and share their own questions, comments, and insights.
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