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Psychedelics, Crisis, and Our Collective Right of Passage


Psychedelics, Crisis, and Our Collective Right of Passage

Psychedelics, Crisis, and Our Collective Right of Passage

Awakening the Planetary Super-Organism

Join Paul Austin, founder of The Third Wave, and bestselling author Daniel Pinchbeck for an evening of discussion questioning conventional wisdom on the most significant challenge facing humanity: the unfolding ecological crisis and the role psychedelics may play in addressing this issue of significance.

After the live podcast, participants will walk away with a better understanding of the problems we face, new potential solutions, and the unique opportunities that lie in our collective response.

Our evening will start with a brief breathwork session to help you drop into the space and begin to dip into the ‘felt’ experience of responsible psychedelic use. Paul will then interview Daniel for an hour, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Finally, we will wrap up the evening with some free time to meet other attendees who are also interested in the burgeoning growth of intentional, responsible psychedelic use.

To many, our current social and ecological collapse appears inevitable. Yet, some say experiencing such volatility may be necessary to create a more balanced and compassionate world.

Exploring a new perspective on our ecological crisis is Daniel Pinchbeck, author of How Soon Is Now? A Handbook for Global Change and Breaking Open The Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into The Heart Of Contemporary Shamanism. Pinchbeck argues that the current ecological mega-crisis has been unleashed, not by a lack of consciousness, but rather by our collective subconscious, seeking a collective right of passage. If this call to action is to be met, we will need new tools, new strategies, and new perspectives to propel us into a more just and compassionate world, with psychedelic healing and transformation playing a pivotal role.

Exploring a wide range of subjects, including, technology, farming, religion, relationships, media, ecology, and of course, psychedelics, Pinchbeck has crafted a unique argument for why all is not lost, and the challenges facing humanity may be just what we need to finally recognize ourselves as a unified planetary super-organism.

Join Daniel Pinchbeck and founder of The Third Wave, Paul Austin, for an evening of discussion on the intersection of psychedelics and our current ecological crisis, as they explore how these ancient tools are becoming increasingly relevant to our collective woes. 


6:45 Doors Open

7:30 Group Meditation/ Event Intro

8:00 Live Podcast Discussion

9:00 Q+A

9:30 Social Mixer

10:15 Doors Close

Praise for How Soon Is Now?

'This inspiring, visionary manifesto offers an antidote to the grim negativity of dogmatists currently gripping our planet.’ - The Huffington Post

'A blueprint for the future' - Russell Brand

'It speaks to something I often say our culture sorely lacks: Rites of passage.' - Neil Strauss

Daniel Pinchbeck:

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of How Soon is Now?, A Handbook for Global Change, Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times. He is the founder of the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki and his essays and articles have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, ArtForum, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, Dazed and Confused and many other publications. In 2007, Daniel launched the web magazine Reality Sandwich and co-founded Evolver currently includes Evolver Learning Labs, a webinar platform, and The Alchemist's Kitchen, for online retail. Daniel also edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions with North Atlantic Books. He is featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. He hosted the talk show,, for GaiamTV. He is also an activist in the NYC chapter of Extinction Rebellion.

Paul Austin:

Paul Austin is the Founder and Executive Director of The Third Wave, a digital media resource focused on psychedelic literacy, and Co-Founder of Synthesis, a psilocybin retreat center in Amsterdam. Paul's mission is to increase cultural psychedelic literacy through the lens of microdosing and well-being to prepare the way for an above-ground regulated psychedelic market. In doing so, his vision is to help facilitate our society’s transition from a competitive, zero-sum mindset to a collaborative, social entrepreneurial approach. Psychedelics - in particular, microdosing - will act as a significant technological tipping point in catalyzing this transition.

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