Sydney APS presents
'The Cosmic Serpent'
Book Club event
APS-Sydney is excited to bring you all our fifth instalment of Book Club after collectively deciding this time, to choose the seminal text: The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby.
Canadian anthropologist and author. In his books, Narby examines shamanism and molecular biology, and shamans' knowledge of botanics and biology through the use of entheogens across many cultures.
The Cosmic Serpent is a fascinatingly interesting book, it's short and sweet and here is a Free PDF Copy
Where: Temple on the Park
158 Australia Street, Newton, NSW
When: 19th March
Facebook RSVP and event details here
New Canberra Chapter event!
APS-Canberra will host their inaugural event on Sunday, March the 14th at the sheltered BBQ area at Weston Park, Yarralumla across from Yarralumla Play Stations. Join New Chapter lead Ash & Emma for a relaxed and family-friendly picnic where people can meet other members of the community who share a diverse interest in psychedelics and the myriad of different approaches people have to them.
Please feel free to let family and friends know about this event and encourage them to come along. In order to view the Picnic event page and register your interest (this helps is maintaining gathering numbers) please send a ‘join request’ to the Australian Psychedelic Society-Canberra Facebook Page first. For further details or enquiries, you can also contact Ash or Emma through the Canberra Facebook Page too.
- Establishing the direction of APS-Canberra
- What the community would like to see from their local APS chapter
- Looking for suitably skilled, knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers as the chapter inevitably grows and develops.
Where: Sheltered BBQ area at Weston Park
Yarralumla across from Yarralumla Play Station
When: 14th March
Please RSVP Via the Facebook page
Garden States Microdose Webcast - San Pedro & Merry Jane Cultivation
Tom Forrest will screen his short film on cannabis cultivation, followed by a live Q&A. In 2018, Tom Forrest CF was awarded the first-ever Churchill Fellowship for cannabis agronomy. In 2019, this research grant sent Tom to 8 different countries, 25 cities and more than 50 cannabis farms, to explore cannabis cultivation practices and learn about the cannabis community worldwide. This film, published with his paper in December 2019, also includes interviews with experts in the field, including Raphael Mechoulam, Hinanit Voltai, John Barnet, Jodie Emery, and Gianpaolo Grassi. Come with Tom on this amazing journey across the globe and see what the future of cannabis cultivation might look like.
Follow this link for more information on this online event.
"Could the psychedelic state induce a total re-evaluation of our ideas of philosophy, culture and beauty?
Thomas Roberts is professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, where he taught the world’s first inter-disciplinary psychedelics course from 1981-2012. He is a founding member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a former visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins, editor of Psychedelics and Spirituality and the author of the books Psychedelic Horizons, The Psychedelic Future of the Mind, and MindApps. Tom has spoken at conferences from northern Finland to southern Australia, from Iceland to Brazil, and he also originated the celebration of Bicycle Day (April 19) to honour the day that Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann discovered LSD's psychoactive effect.
Week 1 — Psychocriticism — Disney’s Snow White meets Stan Grof’s Map of our minds.
Week 2 — The Entheogen Reformation — Religious and Spiritual Growth.
Week 3 — Elders & Youngers -- A psychedelic Who’s Who
Week 4 — The Four Stages of the Psychedelic Renaissance
1) Medicines - psychedelics for mental health.
2) Entheogens - religious and spiritual use of psychedelics
3) Ideagens - psychedelics as generators of new ideas, in arts, science and philosophy
4) Mind design - how combining different substances and practices can generate totally new mind-body states and ways of perceiving.
4 consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9 pm UK time, on Zoom.
9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of March
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