Telluride is located in the Southwest corner of Colorado in a picturesque San Juan Mountain box canyon. The 35th Telluride Mushroom Festival--August 13 through August 15, 2015--with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 12th, celebrates all things fungi (all things mycology). Fungi, the under-appreciated Kingdom of the world, serve many purposes--from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants, to serving as food and medicine for people, to acting as bio-remediators to filter and break down toxic land like oil spills and agricultural run off. This four day event covers it all! The Festival has hosted Nobel Prize laureates, anthropologists, medical doctors, professors, psychonauts, writers, chemists, thought-leaders, religious leaders, and others famous in their respective fields.
Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2015 will be our ninth year.
During the 1960s, psychedelics entered worldwide popular culture. Fueled by the wild social dogmas of the era, recreational use become commonplace. Questions about their safety and value for were answered with myths and confusion spread by both their users, proponents, the media and the government.
In recent years, a small group of dedicated researchers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic research and thought. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights, and dreams for the future.
Here are links to great teachers and Evolutionaries past and present, who inspire us as "lights along the way."
"It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way."
-Alan W. Watts