What does it mean to awaken?
Is it a peak experience that lasts forever? Is that even possible given the cyclic nature of life? Is it a steady state that one can maintain? Are there levels to it?
What are the life conditions that catalyze a peak experience and how can a person successfully navigate such an awakening, or series of awakenings?
Is awakening for the select few, or is it an experience that anyone can access? Are there different kinds of awakenings?
What roles do entheogens play in awakening?
Join us us to hear narratives about a transformative personal awakening catalyzed by ayahuasca, iboga, psilocybin, cannabis, personal growth workshops, breath work, trauma, addiction, tragedy, crisis, curiosity, or other life events and the impact they have had or are having upon the speaker’s life.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
each presentation is 20 minutes+10 minute q&a
JERRY BROWN, PhD
9:30 am - 10:00 am PST
Anthropologist, ethnomycologist, and award-winning educator. Founding Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, where he teaches an interdisciplinary course on “Psychedelics and Culture.” He is the author of The Psychedelic Gospels
COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS AND MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES
10:30 - 11 am PST
Transpersonal Psychologist, South Africa
Peak Experiences and Transpersonal Psychology
11:30 am - 12 pm PST
Soul Level astrologer, author and headmaster of the College of Visionaries & Wizards
How My First Acid Trip at a Traffic Concert in 1970 Changed My Life
12:30 - 1 pm PST
SHIVADASA GRADY MORTON
1:30 - 2 pm PST
Retired US Air Force Colonel, former F-16 jet fighter pilot, licensed attorney and guitar-playing philosopher and philanthropist
5 MEO DMT AS ROCKET FUEL
A spiritual awakening launched by the Toad, but stabilized and maintained through serious spiritual practice.
DR ANDREW MACLEAN PAGON
2:30 - 3 pm PST
I THINK THUS I DON'T AWAKEN
3:30 - 4:00 pm PST
Professor and Coordinator of Recreation Therapy in the Department of Health Science and Recreation at San José State University.
THE HIDDEN HALF
In Psychospiritual Integration
10 - 10:30 am PST
Awake.net Co-founder, President
Awake Media, Creative Director
CRISIS AS CRUCIBLE
My ecstatic near-death awakening and what it taught me about the entheogenic journey
11 - 11:30 am PST
Chernobyl Survivor, Self-healer, Villcabamba, Ecuador
From 40 year old Psychedelic Virgin to exploring 5 MEO DMT, Psilocybin, Aya, San Pedro, Bufo, Kambo and beyond
12 - 12:30 pm PST
Activist, lawyer, co-host of “Eyes on Oregon: a Psychedelics Today podcast,” and champion of religious and spiritual freedoms under Oregon’s fledgling psilocybin program.
Religions, Values, and Entheogenic Experiences
1:00 - 1:30 pm PST
Microsoft executive and writer
My Awakening with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
2:00 - 2:30 pm PST
Somatic Therapist, Entheogenic Guide, Decriminalization Advocate, Denver, CO
Awakening Soma as a Path to Soul
3 - 3:30 pm PST
Writer and Editor, Maine, USA
FROM TWO TO ONE
A Non-Dual Awakening
4 - 4:30 pm PST
Father/forester/coach/creative/pilot/astral projector. South African living in New Zealand seeing the planet as home.
AWAKENING FROM FEAR
With Salvia Divinorum
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