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.
I'm honored to be speaking at Baltimore Yoga Village April 23 via Skype. Along with Jim Sanders, founder and director of Tonkiri, a centre for healing and the study of medicinal plants. Jim is also a documentary filmmaker and photographer; you can watch a beautiful film he made on Tonkiri's website: http://www.tonkiri.ca/
The event will also feature a community discussion on personal and planetary healing. Participants can enjoy tea, yoga, meditation, healing rooms, and mushroom cultivation tips from Mushroom Life.
The gathering is part of Bloom Network's current theme, Planet Medicine, about humanity's relationship with the plant kingdom.
More event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484596841745477/
Scrolling thru my fb feed today, I came across a photo of the person who made the "fairy's bow" mouth harp that somehow found its way to me. Amazing to see him staring at me with one of his magnificent pipes. This is a great article that hints at the depths of pure magic and care that exist in the world, and some pearls of wisdom about the difference between western disease models and older lineages of healing. It's lovely to see more photos of the person who made the instrument I have that plays between all the dimensions. The bones in my head resonate for a whole week after I play it.