Talking Art: Psychedelic Medicine
Sunday, September 15, 2019: 3-4pm
Above Image and Feature Image: (Installation shot) artwork by Justin Lovato in Surreal Sublime exhibition at the ICA. Photo Credit: Marina Hutchins
Sunday September 15, 2019
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ICA Members: $10
Non Members: $20
VIP includes reserved seating for the talk and access to VIP reception after the talk from 5-6pm at the ICA. James and Zach will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.
Join us on September 15, 2019 from 3-4pm for Talking Art: Psychedelic Medicine at MACLA, 510 S 1st St, San Jose.
Psychedelics are a trending topic with the recent interest in microdosing, particularly in Silicon Valley where some workers claim this method enhances their productivity and creativity. Talking Art: Psychedelic Medicine will be a conversation with Zach Leary, host of both the “It’s All Happening with Zach Leary” podcast and “The MAPS Podcast” and James Fadiman, cofounder of Sofia University and author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys and (with Jordan Gruber) Healthy Selves: Who We Are and Why You Don’t Know It. They will discuss the history, benefits, mythology and politics around psychedelics as medicine and the relationship between psychedelics and creative minds. This talk is in conjunction with the closing reception of Surreal Sublime, which features artists who reference psychedelic visuals in their artwork.
Please note, this event is taking place down the street from the ICA at MACLA.
Address: 510 S 1st street, San Jose.
To purchase a ticket for this event, click here.
About Zach Leary
Zach Leary is the host of both the “It’s All Happening with Zach Leary” podcast and “The MAPS Podcast.” These shows have carved out a place for Zach that has him down as one of the most thought provoking, intelligent and insightful podcasters in the medium.
Zach is also a blogger/writer, a futurist, spiritualist and is a sought after speaker on the festival and conference circuit. Additionally, he has a long history and career as a digital strategist and technology consultant.
Zach’s passion for encouraging the growth of the spiritual heart within the self stems from his background as a practitioner of Bhakti Yoga as experienced through some of the methods found in Northern India. Through the practice of Bhakti Yoga he has found keys that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. In addition to Bhakti Yoga, Zach’s spiritual journey has been influenced by other methods and traditions including trans-humanism, buddhism, mantra, mediation and psychedelic consciousness.
At the core of all of Zach’s work is the belief that we have been fused together by the collective adoption of technology to expand our species imagination with our ongoing thirst for spirituality and mysticism as a way to define the very nature of who we are.
About James Fadiman
James Fadiman, PhD, (degrees from Harvard and Stanford) has been involved with psychedelic research for much of his career. Aspects of his work on microdosing have been recently published in the Journal of Performance Enhancement and Health, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the book. Advances in Psychedelic Medicine and, most recently, parodied on Saturday Night Live. As well as holding consulting, training, counseling and editorial jobs, he has taught in psychology and design engineering at San Francisco State, Brandeis, Stanford and, for three decades, taught Sufism, Fiction, and other classes at Sophia University, of which he is a co-founder. He has published textbooks, professional books, a self-help book, a novel, a produced play and a video series, Drugs: The Children Are Choosing for National Public Television. He was featured in a National Geographic documentary and had three solo shows of his nature photography. He has been involved in researching microdosing psychedelics since 2010. His most recent books are The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys and (with Jordan Gruber) Healthy Selves: Who We Are and Why You Don’t Know It.