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Download the full programme here: BC-Booklet-A5_2017_web-1.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMEWORKSHOPSFILM FESTIVALENTERTAINMENTS
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

 HOFMANN HALLSABINA STAGEOSMOND AUDITORIUMEISNER'S ENTRANCE HALLSAND PIT
PSYCHEDELICS IN GENERAL MEDICINENON DRUG STATES: MIND & MACHINEPLANT MEDICINESPHILOSOPHY & MYSTICISMPRESS SESSION
Chair: Dave KingChair: Carl H. SmithChair: Danny NemuChair: Peter Sjostedt-HughesChair: Stephen Reid
09:30Sam GandyLucianna HaillGiorgia GaiaAlessio Bucci
10:00Tharcila ChavesHeather HargravesJulian PalmerChris Letheby
10:30Andrea ZeuchCarl H. SmithBenjamin Mudge
BREAK
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGYNON DRUG STATES: DREAMS & DARKNESSPLANT MEDICINESPHILOSOPHY & MYSTICISM
Chair: Dave KingChair: William RowlandsonChair: Danny NemuChair: Peter Sjostedt-Hughes
11:30Devin B. TerhuneJosie MalinowskiEmily SinclairMark Juhan Schunemann
12:00Anthony GabayJennifer DumpertKim KuypersPeter B. Lloyd
12:30Ahnjili ZhuParrisRegina U. HessDaniel PerkinsLink Swanson (Skype)
LUNCH
PRIZE WINNERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIESKEEPING IT WEIRD
HISTORY OF DRUGSPHILOSOPHY & MYSTICISMFILM TRACK
Chair: Cameron AdamsChair: David LukeChair: Mike JayChair: Peter Sjostedt-HughesChair: Paul Bloom
14:30Nese DevenotJulian VayneHelen DonlonTim Hardwick
15:00Nadia ErlamKaren Lawton & Fiona HecklesJulio DelmontoWilliam Rowlandson
15:30Lindsay JordanBruce ParryEli Lee & Nina LyonNiklas Serning
16:00
Michael BogenschutzJohn CrowRita KocarovaAndy Letcher (Skype)
BREAK
PRIZE WINNERS: SCIENCEKEEPING IT WEIRDHISTORY OF DRUGSPHILOSOPHY & MYSTICISMFILM TRACK
Chair: Cameron AdamsChair: David LukeChair: Rob DickinsChair: Peter Sjostedt-HughesChair: Paul Bloom
17:00Robin Carhart-HarrisRupert SheldrakeMatthew ClarkBernhard Kelly-Patterson
17:30PANELPANELThomas HatsisOli Genn-Bash
18:00BOOK LAUNCHPSYCHEDELIC STORIES: Open Mic with PsymposiaMichael MontagneIan Kenway
18:30Ben Sessa & Don LattinM. Broughton & S. Satchell BaezaRoland Leonard Gibson

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

 HOFMANN HALLSABINA STAGEOSMOND AUDITORIUMEISNER'S ENTRANCE HALLSAND PIT
QUALITATIVE ANALYSISGETTING WEIRDERNEUROSCIENCEPSYCHIATRY & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYTHE HYPERDIMENSIONAL VILLAGE: PAN-AFRICAN SESSION
Chair: Cameron AdamsChair: David LukeChair: Robin Carhart-HarrisChair: James RuckerChair: Darren Springer
09:30Nese DevenotNikki WyrdMilan ScheideggerMonika WieliczkoKT The Arch Degree
10:00Elizabeth JoyceEric MaddernLeor RosemanRosalind WattsMoudou Baqui
10:30Ken TupperDennis McKennaChris TimmermanRafael LancelottaKilindi Iyi
BREAK
QUALITATIVE ANALYSISGETTING WEIRDERNEUROSCIENCEIBOGAINEWOMEN & ENTHEOGENS: A PAN-AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
Chair: Cameron AdamsChair: David LukeChair: Luke WilliamsChair: James RuckerChair: Darren Springer
11:30Kerry RowberryDaniel PinchbeckFilip TylsAnwar JeewaOmolewa
12:00Trevor WrenErik DavisTimo Torsten SchmidtClare S. WilkinsSpirit Traveler
12:30PANELPANELThomas RayDana BealAyana Iyi
LUNCH - GROUP PHOTO
DIVERSITY IN PSYCHEDELIAPSYCHEDELICUS HISTORICUSLITERATUREPSYCHOTHERAPY & INTEGRATIONART & MUSIC
Chair: Aimée TollanChair: Ben SessaChair: Nese DevenotChair: David LukeChair: Stuart Griggs
14:00PERFORMANCE: KIMATICA
14:30Darren SpringerTom RobertsSamuel J. RossEmma Watkinson
15:00Kilindi IyiFriederike Meckel-FischerRob DickinsMaria PapaspyrouBruce Rimmell
15:30Nadia ErlamMartin A. LeeReanne CraneChrista McKinnonAlain Pire
16:00KeKe MaddyBill RichardsLuke DodsonTim ReadGemma Farrell
BREAK
DIVERSITY IN PSYCHEDELIAPSYCHEDELICUS HISTORICUSLITERATUREPSYCHIATRY & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYINDEPENDENT DMT RESEARCH
Chair: Aimée TollanChair: Ben SessaChair: Robert DickinsChair: Julie HollandChair: David Luke
17:00Jeronimo M. M.Jim Fadiman (Skype)Luke WalkerMendel KaelenDick Khan
17:30PANELPANELGeorge ErvingIker PuenteMark Agacan
18:00AGMPSYCHEDELIC STORIES: Open Mic with PsymposiaDon LattinJanis Phelps (Lessons from CIIS)
18:30Simon TyszkoRichard L. Miller

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

 HOFMANN HALLSABINA STAGEOSMOND AUDITORIUMEISNER'S ENTRANCE HALL
DMT IN THE HUMANBRIDGING WORLDS: PSYCHOACTIVES IN HISTORYPLATES, DEBATES & ALTERED STATESLAW, POLITICS & SOCIETY
Chair: Dave KingChair: Robert DickinsChair: Maria PapaspyrouChair: Charlotte Walsh
09:30Graham St JohnPatrick EverittJack HunterCharlotte Walsh
10:00Jimo BorjiginDanny NemuHelle KaasikMelissa Bone
10:30Ede FrecskaAndy RobertsJules MarshallJonathan Nash
BREAK
DMT IN THE HUMANBRIDGING WORLDS: PSYCHOACTIVES IN HISTORYNEW PARADIGMSLAW, POLITICS & SOCIETY
Chair: Dave KingChair: Robert DickinsChair: Ben SessaChair: Charlotte Walsh
11:30David NicholsMike JayBen SessaRebecca Askew
12:00Dennis McKennaWendy KlineDavid LukeJosé Domingo Schievenini Stefanoni
12:30PANELPANELPaul AustinSimon Jones
LUNCH
DRUG POLICY DISCUSSIONCLINICAL RESEARCH & BEYONDPLANT MEDICINES 2LAW, POLITICS & SOCIETY
Chair: Aimee TollanChair: Ben SessaChair: Danny NemuChair: Alexander Beiner
14:30Johann HariTobias Stevens in for
Celia Morgan
Ben ChristieAlexander Beiner
15:00Henry FisherTorsten PassieEmily SinclairAdam A. Aronovich
15:30Suzanne SharkeyRobin Carhart-HarrisPaulo BarbosaGiulio Sica
16:00Steve RollesJulie Holland & Ben SessaSimon RuffellJonathan Newman
BREAK
DRUG POLICY DISCUSSIONCLINICAL RESEARCH & BEYONDPLANT MEDICINES 2ACTIVISM & SOCIAL CHANGE
Chair: Aimee TollanChair: Ben SessaChair: Danny NemuChair: Karin Silenzi de Stagni
17:00Guy JonesRick DoblinMarakame Don Pancho LopezPERFORMANCE: KIMATICA
17:30PANELPANELDavid DupuisDavor Kosanic
18:00DAVE'S BOOK LAUNCHArno AdelaarsKarin Silenzi de Stagni
18:30David Luke & companyDrugs & Me

 

ENTERTAINMENTS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

EVENING ENTERTAINMENTS
TIMELOCATIONLINE-UP
FRIDAY CHILL ZONE
18:30 - 22:30GREENWICH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNIONDJ ALEX DOWNEY
DJ LUCEO NONURO
Plus INNERSTRINGS psychedelic lightshow
SUMMER OF LOVE 50th ANNIVERSARY
18:30 - 22:30THE UNDERDOGFree entry before 19:00
£5 after
21:00 I-Tal
22:30 HENGE
DJ til 03:00

 

ENTERTAINMENTS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

EVENING ENTERTAINMENTS
TIMELOCATIONLINE-UP
SUMMER OF LOVE 50th ANNIVERSARY
11:00 - 03:00THE UNDERDOGFree Entry before 19:00
19:30 Mark & The Clouds
21:00 Blackmon 1348
22:15 ZOFFF
DJ til 03:00
Innerstrings AV all night

 

ENTERTAINMENTS PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

EVENING ENTERTAINMENTS
TIMELOCATIONLINE-UP
SUMMER OF LOVE 50th ANNIVERSARY
12:00 - 18:00THE UNDERDOGPsychedelic Film Festival serving brunch and coffee
OFFICIAL BREAKING CONVENTION AFTER PARTY
18:00 - 22:30THE UNDERDOGMATT BLACK (COLDCUT)
MIXMASTER MORRIS
DARREN SANGITA

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

WASSON WORKSHOPS
TIMETITLE & PARTICIPANTS
9:30 - 11:00CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT
Einat Ran
11:30 - 13:00PSYCHEDELIC MEDITATION BASED ON TTI
Alexander Beiner
13:00 - 14:30LUNCH
14:30 - 16:30PSYQI: EIGHT CIRCUIT QI MEDITATION
Skanda Gopal
17:00 - 18:00HIGH SPEECH: POETRY, PROPHECY AND PRAYER
Eric Maddern

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

WASSON WORKSHOPS
TIMETITLE & PARTICIPANTS
9:30 - 11:00SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
Will Rowlandson
11:30 - 13:00MATHS FOR PSYCHONAUTS
Matthew Watkins
13:00 - 14:30LUNCH
14:30 - 16:30CONSCIOUS KINK
Seani Love
17:00 - 18:00MEDITATION QI GONG
Stuart Verity

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY (TOP OF PAGE)

WASSON WORKSHOPS
TIMETITLE & PARTICIPANTS
09:30 - 11:00FIRM FEET - ECSTATIC AWAKENING DANCE
Charlie Boyd
11:30 - 13:00CONTEXTOLOGY OF PERCEPTUAL HACKING
Carl H Smith & Batuhan Bintas
13:00 - 14:30LUNCH
15:30 - 16:00COMMUNITY LEARNING AND ALTERED STATES: TWO GROUP CONSULTATIONS
Trevor Wren
17:00 - 18:00TRANCE DANCE
Rob Bennett

 

FILM FESTIVAL: PROGRAMME DETAILS (TOP OF PAGE)

THE SAND PIT
TIMEFRIDAYSUNDAY
11:30THE JUNGLE PRESCRIPTION
(45 mins)
plus Q&A with Writer and Producer Jeronimo Mazarrasa
AYAHUASCA IN THE UK
(60 min)
plus Q&A with Director Paul Bloom
13:00LUNCHLUNCH
14:30THE SUNSHINE MAKERS
(101 min)
Presented by Hattie Wells, Beckley Foundation
YAGÉ IS OUR LIFE
(25 min)
plus Q&A with Directors Neil White & Lesly Vela
16:30BREAKBREAK
17:00TAWAI: A VOICE FROM THE FOREST
(101 mins)
plus Q&A with Presenter Bruce Parry
TO FIND OUR LIFE: THE PEYOTE HUNT OF THE HUICHOLS OF MEXICO
(65 mins)
plus Q&A with Huichol Marakame (Shaman) Don Pancho Lopez

 

FILM FESTIVAL: PROGRAMME DETAILS (TOP OF PAGE)

THE JUNGLE PRESCRIPTION
Ayahuasca in the UKDirector: Mark Ellam

Runtime: 45 mins

Year: 2011

Language: English.
Dr. Gabor Maté’s work with lifelong drug abusers has been courageous, but incredibly frustrating. When he hears of an ancient medicine beyond his imaginings: one that could provide his patients with a solution, it’s the beginning of a powerful transformative journey. Deep in the Amazon jungle, French doctor Jacques Mabit is using Ayahuasca to treat hardcore addicts. Dr Mate returns to Canada with a plan to treat patients struggling with various types of addiction using Ayahuasca. But with the law on his back and without a detox centre or support structure for his patients, will it work?
THE SUNSHINE MAKERS
MARVO MOVIE
Director: Cosmo Feilding-Mellen

Runtime: 101 mins

Year: 2016

Language: English.
The Sunshine Makers reveals the extraordinary story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s psychedelic revolution. United in a utopian mission to save the world through the consciousness-raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured industrial quantities of Orange Sunshine - the most famous acid ever made.
TAWAI: A VOICE FROM THE FOREST
Director: Véronique Cabois, Mark Ellam

Runtime: 101 mins

Year: 2017

Language: English.
Tawai is the word the indigenous nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world learning from people living lives very differently from our own. Bruce questions what has happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle, since we stopped flowing with nature and began to shape it to our own needs. A quest for reconnection, this film provides a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
AYAHUASCA IN THE UK
AYAHUASCA IN THE UK Director: Paul Bloom

Runtime: 60 mins

Year: 2017

Language: English
This film presents an intimate portrait of an Ayahuasca ceremony held in the UK. The group share their experiences candidly and the healing powers of the medicine lead to intense and revealing personal journeys. This special presentation is a work-in-progress screening for Breaking Convention with the director Paul Bloom.
YAGÉ IS OUR LIFE
YAGÉ IS OUR LIFEDirector: Neil White & Lesly Vela

Runtime: 25 mins

Year: 2017

Language: English
Indigenous groups living in the Putumayo region of Colombia have been using Yage for the health, social cohesion and spiritual guidance of their communities for centuries. For them Yage is sacred, offering access to ancient wisdom and the spirits of nature. In recent years Yage, or Ayahuasca, has become increasingly well-known in Western society through both scientific studies and spiritual tourism. This film voices the views of indigenous leaders about the importance of Yage as a living tradition in their communities, the threat of its commercialisation, and the pressures exerted on their homelands by the industrial world.
TO FIND OUR LIFE: THE PEYOTE HUNT OF THE HUICHOLS OF MEXICO
Director: Peter T. Furst

Runtime: 65 mins

Year: 1969

Language: English
This 1960’s ethnographic film documents the journey of the Huichol shaman Ramón Medina Silva as he leads a small band of pilgrims to gather the sacred peyote at Wirikúta, the home of Huichol ancestor deities. The ritual pilgrimage includes the blindfolding of first-time peyote pilgrims and their subsequent passage through a symbolic gateway, ceremonies at desert springs, curing rituals, the actual hunt of the cactus, the communal eating of the peyote, all-night ceremonies and the final ritual dissolving the bond of the peyote hunters. The narration is adapted from a text dictated by the shaman and the film has been widely acclaimed for its verity and sensitive treatment of the sacred pilgrimage.