Changing Minds and Changing Culture
Paul Stamets | Rick Doblin | Charles Eisenstein | Dennis McKenna | Robin Carhart-Harris | James Fadiman | Sará King | Sophia Rokhlin | Tanya Kammonen | Atossa Soltani | Dream Mullick | Allan Badiner
September 15 - 20, 2020 Extended Weekend (5 day)
All-inclusive program package to include:
- Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
- Shared or Private Accommodations
- Signature classes and wellness offerings
Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.
In an age of both powerful opportunity and great crisis, we find ourselves at a crossroads. At the same time that our ecosystems are suffering, we're waking up to the power of our interconnected reality: physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
Psychedelics—sacrament, sacred plant medicines, entheogens, or drugs—can trigger a full-bodied, experiential awareness of our essential connection to the natural world. As they make a rapid comeback in mainstream Western culture, especially in the fields of mental health and personal healing, they're moving from use in primarily indigenous cultural ceremonies into our research labs and living rooms.
Event hosts Dream Mullick and Allan Badiner believe the urgent conversations around ecological devastation and psychedelic medicines are each made stronger at their intersection, investigated by a diverse and multifaceted public dialogue of which you are a necessary part.
Join us for an immersive gathering of leading experts, scientists, and contemplative practitioners, including Paul Stamets, Rick Doblin, Sophia Rokhlin, Dennis McKenna, Charles Eisenstein, James Fadiman, Sará King, Robin Carhart-Harris, and others.
Together, we will explore how:
- Psychedelics intersect with ecological destruction and how we might commit to meeting these critical times
- The biomechanics of these consciousness-expanding agents re-enliven core feelings of relatedness and interdependence with both nature and each other
- Experiencing the planet as an extension of ourselves brings forth more active protection of our ecosystems
- We can acknowledge, meet, and process our personal and collective planetary grief, transforming it into activist energy.
Together we will expand a science-based understanding of why psychedelics catalyze a healing shift in our consciousness. This includes seeing how our environment is indivisibly bound to us, as well as how we are essential to it.
Whether you are a healing practitioner, psychologist, researcher, activist, shamanic practitioner, or just curious about the benefits of these practices and substances, this interactive examination of complex cultural, ecological, and political questions may inspire you to envision creative, real-world solutions.
"The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Author, mycologist, and researcher
Paul Stamets is a mycologist, award-winning medical researcher, founder and owner of Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense Mushrooms supplements, author of six books, and international speaker.
Founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Rick Doblin is founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and presents his research at conferences internationally.
Teacher, speaker, and writer
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and author of The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, and Climate: A New Story.
Ethnopharmacologist, author, and psychedelic expert
Dennis McKenna is a pioneering ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist (herbal medicine), lecturer, author, founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy.
Head of Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London
Psychologist, author, and researcher
James Fadiman is a renowned psychologist, psychedelics researcher, author, and cofounder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University). He is also an international speaker, board member, and management consultant.
Neuroscience, mindfulness, and social justice researcher
Sará King is a neuroscience, mindfulness, and social justice researcher, yoga and meditation instructor, and founder of MindHeart Consulting. She facilitates projects for community and individual healing.
Author, speaker, and nonprofit organizer
Sophia Rokhlin is a speaker, nonprofit organizer, program director, and coauthor of When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism, and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance.
Integration director of the Temple of the Way of Light
Tanya Kammonen is the integration director with the Temple of the Way of Light, a Shipibo ayahuasca healing center in Peru, and on the board of Oni Xobo, a new integrative cultural center and association.
Founder of Amazon Watch
Atossa Soltani is a forest campaigner, storyteller, indigenous rights and Amazon rainforest expert, founder and board president of Amazon Watch, and director of global strategy for the Sacred Headwaters Initiative. She is producing a feature-length documentary about aligning with nature's genius.
Writer and editor
Dream Mullick is a writer, teacher, and producer exploring the intersection of trauma, grief, death, spiritual/ecological crisis, and psychedelics. She produces large-scale social impact events in-person and online.
Writer and editor
Allan Badiner is the editor of three books, including Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle magazine, and serves on the board of Project CBD.
Understand how an enhanced biological experience of our connection to the Earth and each other has the potential to motivate the necessary actions to preserve our society and planet.
Be a part of critical conversations with national leaders to generate solutions for a shared Earth, an equitable society, and regenerative resources vital to our future.
Gain a complex appreciation for the biochemical processes and psychological paradigms that can inspire a lived, empathetic understanding of our common connection and survival.
Expand your recognition of the integration and healing required to realize your wholeness, interdependence, and creative freewill.
Things to Know/Schedule
Prerequisites: None required.
Experience Level: None required.