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Sunday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Contemporary Psychedelic Subcultures

Psychedelics, now being studied again by researchers for their promising healing potential, are still largely used within rapidly mutating subcultures, and they continue to have profound if hidden global socio-cultural impacts on eco-awareness, spirituality, creativity and sexuality. Hosted by Bioneers Associate Producer, J.P. Harpignies.

With: Erik Davis, Ph.D., author of TechGnosis, The Visionary State, and Nomad Codes, leading expert on spiritual subcultures, host of the Expanding Mind podcast; Yalila Espinoza, Ph.D., integrative health advisor, founder of Vancouver's O1 Center, expert in the sexual content of sacred plant experiences; Eve Bradford, writer, artist, filmmaker, Ceremonial Director for the Symbiosis gatherings, a leading figure in global festival culture; Isis Indriya, co-founder of The Village in Nevada City, a highly experienced facilitator of ceremonies, ritual theater and performances. 


Workshop Speakers
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Eve Bradford

Eve Bradford, MFA, Ceremonial Director for the Symbiosis Gatherings and co-founder of Living Village Culture, is a Nevada City, CA-based writer and interdisciplinary artist who has drawn from her extensive studies in art, language, performance, cultural theory, spiritual practice and permaculture to create events, performances, workshops and environments globally, including at: Glade Festival (UK), Shambhala Festival (BC), Burning Man (US... Read More →
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Erik Davis

Erik Davis, Ph.D., a scholar, journalist and leading expert on spiritual subcultures, author of several books, including: The Visionary State: A Journey through California's Spiritual Landscape; the cult classic TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Information Age; and most recently, Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica, lectures internationally, has contributed to dozens of books and journals, and hosts the weekly podcast... Read More →
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Yalila Espinoza

Yalila Espinoza, Ph.D., a Vancouver-based integrative health advisor and founder of the 01 Center, which offers trainings in Plant Spirit Shamanism and Sexual Initiation, was mentored by teachers such as Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Gina Ogden, Sobonfu Some, and Martin Prechtel. Yalila offers private counseling and a range of workshops and speaks to diverse audiences internationally.
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J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge the last 5 years, he has authored or edited several books, including Political Ecosystems, Delusions of Normality, Visionary Plant Consciousness, and, most... Read More →
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Isis Indriya

Isis Indriya, co-founder of Living Village Culture in Nevada City, CA, has been a producer/facilitator/curator of events, performances, gatherings, ceremonies, ritual theater, workshops and environments for over 18 years. She has a deep background in the study and practice of esoteric spiritual and healing disciplines from a number of different traditions.

Sunday October 23, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Larkspur Room