Originally titled: Psilocybin, Healing, and The Examined Life
In an era where medical interventions, neurobiological research, occult magick, and high-dose psychonautic exploration are taking the psychedelic centre stage, what about psychedelics as a part of the simple quest to live an examined life and become a more mature person?
In this talk I look at the role psilocybin can play in our lives as an agent of insight and how it can help us mature and develop into whole people, trustworthy partners, and healthy citizens.
This lecture was given at Breaking Convention 2019, a conference in London, UK
Breaking Convention is a biennial multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic consciousness, featuring more than 150 presenters from around the world. Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic consciousness, Breaking Convention is now approaching its eighth year. Breaking Convention is a truly multi-faceted festival selling nearly a thousand tickets in forty countries and offering the latest ground-breaking research and insights across human and social sciences, law, politics, art, history and philosophy. Spanning three full days, Breaking Convention features numerous workshops, awards, an art exhibition, and films.