PSYCHEDELIC HUMANISM: FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
75 years after the discovery of LSD, the psychedelic experience has become increasingly more relevant in western’s cultural narrative. Recreational and therapeutic uses of altered states of consciousness (induced by substances or other techniques) have become part of the lives of millions of people, leading to the current “tipping point” where psychedelics are permeating into the mainstream.
This is then a crucial moment in history when the possibility to finally manifest the insights and values that appear during a psychedelic journey into the larger society becomes a reality!
So how can we move from individual journeys towards collective agency? How could psychonauts become agents of change? How do we collectively manifest a “psychedelic humanism”? Which are the values we need to implement on a larger scale that would make the sense of connectivity, the multidimensionality of reality etc. into shared notions able to influence culture at large?
A deeper look into psychedelic culture, the uses of altered consciousness and how psychonauts can become agents for change in a larger scale.
Andrea Zeuch (Bio)
Dr. med. Andrea Zeuch is a medical doctor and activist living and working in Berlin. She is specialized in Emergency Medicine and works mainly in intensive care. Her interest in altered states of consciousness range from psychedelics to Holotropic Breathwork to kundalini yoga, with a focus on facilitating the integration of psychedelic experiences.
She is a member of the Swiss Association for Psycholytic Studies and one of the founders of MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science (mind-foundation.org), working to establish the psychedelic experience as a tool for personal and societal development. She is involved in several scientific projects on non-substance induced altered states of consciousness.