Totnes Convergence

Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th June 2020

I am delighted to announce that Totnes Convergence will take place Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th June 2020, and there’s already a fantastic array of speakers, facilitators and performers confirmed across the topics:

complexity, ecology & regeneration · decentralised organising · entheogens & consciousness · magic, witchcraft & indigeneity · metamodern politics & new economics · movement, touch & play · music & performance · the great transition

Further contributors are being confirmed on a daily basis.

Full information at https://convergence.so/totnes
Apply to participate via https://autopia.co/a/totnes-convergence/apply

See you in Totnes?

With love,
Stephen

In Correspondence #8

New network view, Green Party debut & Totnes Convergence

Dear friends,

Welcome to my latest update. Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you find useful/introduce me to someone/make me a recommendation.

I created a very cool live network view of the content I share. The nodes are tags, and the edge weights correspond to the number of articles that include both tags. Check it out!

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I was selected as the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Totnes, before stepping aside as part of the nationally-negotiated #UniteToRemain alliance. I made my first public appearance for the Green Party at the event How Should Totnes Greens Vote?, presenting the Green manifesto and holding the candidates to account on the climate and ecological crisis in front of an audience of ~300 people.

I’ve started plotting a public event in Totnes called Totnes Convergence, almost certainly Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th June 2020, for around 300 people. More on this soon.

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I gave a couple of workshops on sigil magic, at the Psychedelic Society’s 5th Birthday Festival and House of Hackney.

In other news:

If you appreciate my work, you’re welcome to make a donation via cryptoPaypal or Patreon. You could also take a look at my recommended products page (I receive a small commission for most products featured there).

Until next time, with love,
Stephen

In Correspondence #7

Extinction Rebellion, ISTA & Emerge

Stephen Reid

What I’ve been up to

My plans

New content-focused homepage

In previous newsletters I’ve included a list of links to content that I’ve been reading, watching & listening to. This carefully curated content is now available on my new homepage (complete with images and summaries), my new Facebook page, my Twitter feed or via RSS.

(‘What magic is this?’, I hear you ask! The answer: Feedly & Pocket & Integromat & Airtable & Airrecord 🤓)

Quality content curation takes time. Inspired by Charles Eisenstein, I offer this work as a gift. If you appreciate my efforts, please consider making a donation via crypto, Paypal or my new Patreon page. You could also take a look at my recommended products page (I receive a small commission for most products featured there).

Until next time, with love,
Stephen

In Correspondence #6

XR Rebel Rising, Embercombe & The Amazon

Stephen Reid
If you find this newsletter useful, please consider making a donation via crypto or Paypal (I'll remind you at the end)

What I’ve been up to

tapeley park

Tapeley Park, location of the XR South West Rebel Rising

My plans

What I’ve been reading, watching & listening to

Books

Films

The Amazon

DAOs and blockchain

YouTube

Spotify

The Guardian

The Independent

Elsewhere

Ways to support this newsletter

Again, if you find this newsletter useful, please consider making a donation via crypto or Paypal

Until next time, with love,
Stephen

In Correspondence #5

Borderland, New Moon Gathering & ICONOMI

Stephen Reid

Welcome to the fifth instalment of In Correspondence!

What I’ve been up to

The Borderland

  • I moved into my new apartment in Totnes. It was totally unfurnished, so I’m in the process of kitting it out.

  • I put myself forward to South Devon Green Party as a potential candidate for the Totnes parliamentary constituency

  • I had a great time at Noisily Festival, Stir to Action (which enabled me to explore Frome for the first time) and especially the Borderland

  • I released a new podcast with Alnoor Ladha on Mystical Anarchism

  • I made a whole load of updates to Autopia– it now includes Habits, Places, Rooms, Dating and Groups. I’m rather proud of it, please do check it out! (Most of it is pretty straightforward but it’s a priority of mine to make some tutorial videos for the less obvious features, particularly the Groups feature which is geared towards real-life co-created gatherings.)

  • I started a crypto fund on ICONOMI (a platform for investing in managed crypto funds) called the Decentralised Cooperation Fund. Right now it’s invitation-only: let me know if you want one.

  • I released a new t-shirt design: TRY LSD

My plans

What I’ve been reading, watching & listening to

YouTube

Spotify

The Guardian

The Independent

Elsewhere

Ways to support this newsletter

Until next time, with love,
Stephen

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