Last year I had the pleasure to share my thoughts and experiences at an ERIE event at UC Berkeley. ERIE stands for Entheogenic Research, Integration and Education. They are a group in San Francisco that produces talks and community integration circles for the psychedelic community to connect across different cultures and viewpoints.
This talk was part of the "Heads" tour - a book by Jesse Jarnow about psychedelic America. The highlight of this event for me was meeting Sarah Matzar, a former acid cook, mother and dye chemist from Guatemala. I was asked to share my thoughts about "the future of psychedelics":
"Magenta will share her vantage point on the future of psychedelic cultures. Hundreds of millions of people on the planet are tripping. How do Ayahuasca and acid cultures mesh? What’s beyond the blinky lights at a chaotic, sexist rave? And what does it look like as American psychedelic culture matures into societal integration?
Magenta is the executive director of Bloom Network (formerly Evolver Network), an international social network for regenerative culture. She dialogues with creative medicine people from 6 continents about the transformations that are happening in their cities and ecosystems caused by climate change and economic pressure. Bloom helps people migrate to sustainable, decentralized practices in governance, economics, agriculture, health and more.