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Psychedelica: Tools for Ascension
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
About this Event
In this presentation I take the audience into my best understanding of “the story of psychedelics”. The old story from the old world, the recent story from prohibition, the Now story with new science and burgeoning new concepts and the New Story about where it looks like psychedelics experiences are heading (DMTx, Endogenous psychedelics, quantum consciousness, microdosing for human optimization).
I conclude with the importance for storytelling and art in this NEW world where misinformation lives in all sciences, media, politics and philosophies. In this world, only the artist, such as the filmmaker, is capable of reaching into the intellect, belief structure, style preference, emotional and relational intelligence all while aiming entertain and spin stories.
In this NEW world, by integrating timeless story-science structure to brand new combinations of topics and styles, film work can act nearly as its own mind-manifesting psychedelic.
“The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found.” ― Terence McKenna
Filmmaker and musician Ben Joseph Stewart has a style for the conscious community. Before his touring rock group Hierosonic disbanded, Ben had already launched his third full length documentary with global viral attention. Most recently he launched a 14 part series called Psychedelica and soon after hosted his own talk show Limitless on Gaia.com. Ben is currently finishing a film on cannabis to be release in early 2020.