Psychedelic Press speaking events in Berlin | Spring and Summer 2019
We’re excited to announce three upcoming speaking events in Germany this year featuring our authors, in collaboration with the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science, the Psychedelic Society of Germany and the Psychedelic Salon.
Fresh from the completion of his PhD, philosopher of mind and metaphysician Peter Sjostedt-H will be testing the limits of human perception and taking us on a journey beyond our three-dimensional reality at the Forum Bewusstseinskultur of the MIND Academy on Friday, 19 April 2019. (Peter’s newly released TEDX talk, on “Consciousness and Psychedelics” can be seen here.) And, one for our Deutsche-speaking friends: on Saturday, 27 April 2019, Dr Torsten Passie, the author of our latest release, The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics (2019), will be shining a spotlight on the little-known but vibrant body of first-wave clinical research into micro and mini dosing as part of a full day of talks and workshops on microdosing, hosted by the Psychedelic Society of Germany.
There’ll be no microdosing at the next speaking event; join us for a Psychedelic Salon on the evening of Tuesday, 28 May 2019, where the Reverend Danny Nemu (author of Science Revealed and Neuro-Apocalypse; 2014 and 2016) will be giving out doses of biblical sacraments for you to sample during his talk, with messianic abandon. (His 2019 paper on entheogens in the Old Testament, published in the Journal of Psychedelic Studies, can be read here.)
Peter Sjostedt-H presents: “N-dimensional space, sentience and psychedelics: could a certain cognisance of n-dimensional space enhance our understanding of consciiusness, and could certain psychedelic mindspaces facilitate such enhanced cognition?”
Public Talk In The Forum Bewusstseinskultur Of The MIND Academy| Language: English
Location: betahaus Berlin, Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23
Date and time: Friday, 19 April 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Tickets: €0,00 – €17,00 (Register here.)
In modern mathematics and physics it is commonplace to consider space not to be limited to the three dimensions of width, height, and depth. Despite Kant’s early assertion of the arbitrariness of space as merely three dimensional, philosophy has largely neglected such n-dimensionality – to the potential detriment of our progress on the mind-matter problem.
To address this neglect, philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H, PhD, will first explore the theoretical sentience of one- and two-dimensional beings – via thinkers such as Fechner, Clifford, Ouspensky, and Abbott (of Flatland fame) – so to contextualize our perception and conception of three-dimensional space as a common human, all too human perceptual limitation. It will thereby be seen how we might cognize a hyperspace (a space of more than three dimensions).
We shall consider whether such a hyperspace may be real. The notion that reality has more than three dimensions may have explanatory power not only in physics, but in consciousness studies too. Contra-Cartesian views that matter and mind cannot be simply distinguished as spatial and non-spatial will be examined through philosophers such as William James, Bertrand Russell, and A. N. Whitehead – so to reconceptualize the spaces of imagination, dreams, and psychedelic worlds. Of special significance here will be the work of neuroscientist and philosopher John R. Smythies, who administered mescaline to C. D. Broad, H. H. Price, and Aldous Huxley. The Broad-Smythies Theory is that physical and mental spaces are distinct cross–sections of a single, higher-dimensional space. If this be the case, we ask whether certain psychedelics steer us to see this ‘broader’ reality – might we fall outside our space to touch the tesseract?
The Psychedelic Society of Germany presents: “The Theory and Practice of Microdosing Psychedelics,” a symposium in Berlin
Location: Am Flutgraben , 10997 Berlin
Date and time: Saturday, 27 April, 2019. 09:00 to 18:00
Tickets: €15 – €25 (Purchase here.)
Language of lectures and workshops: German
09.00 – 09:30 | Admission and Opening
10.00 | Prof. Torsten Passie: “The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics” (Lecture in German)
12.00-14.00 | Lunch break
14.00 | MicroTalks “Testimonials from Microdosers”
15.00 | Workshops: 1) Starter Workshop – Everything you need to know for your first Microdosing experience, 2) Microdosing Iboga – Tobias E. 3) Microdosing and Yoga – Rene S. 4) Microdosing and Sport. 5) Microdosing and Creativity: a practical session (with the the chance to experience legal psychedelics on site!)
16.00 | Break
16.30 – 17.30 | Panel discussion and Q & A
17.30 – 18.00 | Finale
The Reverend Danny Nemu presents, “Getting High with the Most High: Drugs in the Bible,” at the Psychedelic Salon
Location: Wildeküche, Spreewaldpl. 5, 10999 Berlin
Date and time: Tuesday 28, May 2019 | 19:00 for a 19:30 start, until 22:00
Tickets: €8.00 – €10.00 (Purchase here.)
“Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, spikenard and saffron; cane and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and agarwood, with all the chief spices.”
Nearly all of the plants listed here in the Song of Songs contain known psychoactive compounds, and the combination of some of them into the Holy Massage Oil described in Exodus reveals that the ancient Hebrews were adept at working with synergies and enzyme-inhibition to trigger powerful psychedelic experiences. There are several other mid-bending preparations, including the shewbread that satisfies at tiny doses and Incense containing opioid-receptor and GABA-receptor agonists, dopamine boosters and other psychoactive chemicals. Then there is the enigma of manna and the collective synaesthetic vision at Mount Sinai. This Psychedelic Salon offers you the chance to experience the psychoactive properties of these ancient sacraments for yourself!
The English-speaking Psychedelic Salon meets in Berlin on the fourth Tuesday of every month. If you would like to suggest future speakers and event ideas for the Psychedelic Salon, reach out to our publicist, Rosalind Stone at rrstone.19[at]gmail.com.