Welcome to another In Correspondence! So, what have I been up to since last time?
Extinction Rebellion! I set up and co-hosted the wellbeing space at the Marble Arch camp. I also spent time at the other sites at Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Parliament Square; helped to facilitate the people’s assembly that decided the fate of the Pink Boat; and shook my booty to Massive Attack.
Check out this touching video of the Waterloo Uprising.
Nice cartoon from the FT:
I attended the Climate Change & Consciousness conference at the Findhorn Foundation, where I hosted a session on Psychedelics, Extinction & Social Change and had the pleasure of meeting Charles Eisenstein and many other brilliant thinkers
I’ve just got back from a couple of days in the Cairngorms National Park. Did you know that since 1952, the UK has been home to (semi-)wild reindeer?
I’ve lived in London almost a decade now, and I’m considering a move to either Stroud (‘the gentle Cotswold town that spawned a radical protest’) or Totnes (home of the brilliant Schumacher College). Let me know if you hear of any interesting opportunities…
Tomorrow, Sunday 28th April: A screening of Symbiotic Earth (highly recommended film on the life and work of Lynn Margulis)
This Wednesday, 1st May: An introduction to Autopia
8th June: The Oddball
23rd June: I’ll be speaking alongside Rupert Sheldrake and Robin Carhart-Harris at the Psychedelic Society’s biggest public event to date. Expect a free-flowing, generative dialogue on topics likely to include:
– Modes of use of psychedelics: medical, therapeutic, spiritual, recreational
– Theories of consciousness and the interpretation of the mystical/spiritual type experience
– Personal, social and political consequences of spiritual experience
– The metamodern view of science
– Ecological crisis and the role of plant psychedelics
– Antirivalry, antifragility and abundance
11-15 July, Noisily Festival: Integration Through Social Action
16-18 August, Breaking Convention: Psychedelics, Extinction and Social Change
What I’ve been reading & listening to
Daniel Schmactenberger on Charles Eistenstein’s podcast (highly recommended)
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Until next time, with love,