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Exploring Psychonautics at [ Freespace ]

Join Palenque Norte and the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco for an evening of visionary discussion and merrymaking at [ Freespace ], a temporary center for civic hacking in the heart of San Francisco. Here's the scoop:

  • 6:30pm-7:00pm Arrival and Greeting
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Experiential Entheobotany Workshopw/ Mr. Brian Wallace and Natalie Metz, ND
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm "Psychonautics as Practice and Research" w/ Diana Reed Slattery, PhD
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm Social Mixer

 

Suggested Donation $5-$10


We'll have some fun surprises and exciting announcements to make, so be sure to come on down!


About our Speakers


Diana Reed Slattery, PhD, is a novelist, scholar, psychonaut, and video performance artist. She completed her Ph.D. work in psychedelics and language in 2010 at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Natalie Metz, ND, is in private practice in San Francisco and also pursuing graduate studies in philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness, where her research is guided by a love of plants, healing arts philosophy, and conscious exploration of the therapeutic potential of entheogenic experiences.

Mr. Brian Wallace - Brian's passion for ethnobotany led him to chocolate, aka Theobroma cacao, which translated from Latin literally means "the food of the gods". Through years of courses and travels around the globe, Brian learned to couple his love for sacred & medicinal plants with the technical savvy requisite to produce artisan chocolate, which is currently what you'll find him doing nearly every waking moment. Brian believes in nourishing the mind, body, and spirit through all things cacao, and his current mission in life is to spread the chocolate gospel everywhere he goes.

 

About our Location


We're thrilled to be holding this event at [ freespace ], a month-long temporary community center focused on manifesting permanent transformation of the city and people of San Francisco. Hosted in a 14,000 square foot warehouse in the heart of Mid-Market as a part of the National Month of Civic Hacking, their mission is to foster creativity, community, and civic innovation through the gift of free space.

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  • Rich

    I consider it time well spent! Unfortunately, I had to leave right after and misses out on the chill space activities. [ freespace ] deserves to flourish and I will be back at future meet ups with better time budgeting!

    June 22, 2013

  • Byron

    Free space is cool. Didnt socialize with any psychonauts. Left disappointed.

    June 21, 2013

    • Daniel J.

      Byron, I'm sorry you left disappointed! We usually try to do some ice breakers or a group discussion at more social events, and I invite you to come to one of those if you're interested in meeting new folks. I know it's hard sometimes to get over that initial spark that starts a conversation, and I'm always looking for new ideas from the community on how to structure our gatherings. Feel free to email me daniel at psychedelicsf dot org if you have any feedback you'd like to share with me. And thanks for your support!

      June 21, 2013

    • Byron

      I will, Daniel. Ice breakers are important. I want to meet others and understand what it means to be and/or feel psychedelic. Group gatherings should be facilitated and encourage people to introduce themselves and share their psychedelic experiences.

      June 22, 2013

  • Janet K.

    I had a really great time! I took about 6 pages of notes (until my pen ran out) and made a few new acquaintances. Wrote on the [Free space] wall, tried the heartbeat chair, etc. Thank you to the hosts and presenters for both a great space and informative presentation. I definitely have a lot more to research now!

    June 22, 2013

  • Rafael

    Freespace is great! What a potential. Last meeting rather disappointed, poor organization, speakers lacking full preparation ... But good try though and some good points from the speakers...

    June 21, 2013

    • Pez

      Yes we definitely hacked it together last minute. I appreciate Daniel extending his help and Psy Society to produce the event. Traditionally with Palenque Norte, organization isn't as important at Burning Man, where everything is ad hoc and schedules become meaningless. In the end, the great part of these events is that we edit and procure great digital content from the talks and it will go out far into digital space. I hope we can better meet your expectations next time.

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Pez

    Thank's to everyone for participating last night! It was great to meet so many of you :) For those interested in the Palenque Norte IndieGoGo I mentioned you can find all the details here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/returning-vision-to-the-human-enterprise-palenque-norte

    June 21, 2013

  • Justin S.

    Was cool

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • masahiro k.

    Nice place

    June 21, 2013

  • Alan B

    it was fun to be there. had a good time

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Spencer

    On the way!

    June 20, 2013

  • Douglas C.

    Hella want to go, have to work!

    June 20, 2013

  • Lance P.

    Already have plans for this evening.

    June 20, 2013

  • Scott

    Love to--have to work.

    June 19, 2013

  • Janet K.

    Very excited, made special plans to be able to come, I live a ways away (Sacramento) but I am SUPER looking forward to meeting everyone. If there is a place I can crash in the city I would really appreciate it the hospitality, otherwise I definitely be driving home late.

    June 18, 2013

  • Colyer D.

    Edible handouts to go with topics discussed? Ha! To chocolate and beyond!

    June 18, 2013

  • Stephen M.

    I look forward to seeing your new space.

    June 17, 2013

  • Jonathan H.

    ...and through-ward!

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Byron

    Onward and upward

    June 17, 2013

  • Diana S.

    Usually bring some people

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It feels like time.

    June 17, 2013

  • Zue A.

    looking forward to it

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been away at school for about a year--looking forward to connecting again with the Entheogen-ites of the SF Bay area!

    June 17, 2013

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