Funzing Talks: The Science of Psychedelics @ The LightHouse Bar & Club, London [7 March]

Funzing Talks: The Science of Psychedelics


57
07
March
19:00 - 21:30

 Facebook event page
The LightHouse Bar & Club
62 Rivington Street London England, EC2A 3AY London, United Kingdom
More info & tickets: bit.ly/2D251o3
Venue: The LightHouse Bar & Club
TheDoors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

The science of psychedelics and exceptional human experience

The traditional use of psychoactive plants and fungi for spiritual and shamanic rituals has occurred for thousands of years, whereas the Western scientific research of these substances has only been explored in the last 100 years, and prohibition stalled the last 50 years of this.

Now that scientific research is resuming, what do psychedelics tell us about the weirder side of human consciousness, and what can be learned from the traditional shamanic practices with these substances?

Dr David Luke is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich where he teaches an undergraduate course on the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience.

His research focuses on trans-personal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness, especially via psychedelics, having published more than 100 academic papers in this area, including five books, most recently Neurotransmissions: Essays on Psychedelics (2015) and Talking with the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds (2014).

He has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites, but increasingly has more questions than answers.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.
**************************************************************************************
Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind.

Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different — you never know where it may take you.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The LightHouse Bar & Club:

Forro Tuesday! Free Party and Roots Style in Shoreditch!
The LightHouse Bar & Club
Singing Whale
The LightHouse Bar & Club
The Secret of Unconditional Love
The LightHouse Bar & Club
Inside the Mind of a Terrorist
The LightHouse Bar & Club
The Plague: Our Past & Future
The LightHouse Bar & Club
Hack Yourself - Be the Best You Can Be
The LightHouse Bar & Club
Psychic Children: Fact or Fiction?
The LightHouse Bar & Club

The most anticipated events in London :

Protest Trump's visit
UK Prime Minister
The Cure // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Trooping the Colour: The Queen's Birthday Parade 2018
Buckingham Palace
Meghan Markle's Hen Sesh
Jeremy Corbyn Victory Rave
The Red Lion, Westminster
London's Biggest Sushi Festival 2018
Old Spitalfields Market
Bruno Mars // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Jay-Z & Beyoncé: OTR II
London Stadium
Pride in London Parade Day (Official)
London, United Kingdom
KISS Presents KISSTORY On The Common - SOLD OUT
Streatham Common
The most popular events in your news feed!