[Noisebridge-discuss] Speaker weekend of March 3/4

Daniel Jabbour daniel at psychedelicsf.org
Tue Feb 14 21:48:59 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I'm trying to setup a speaker for the weekend of March 3/4 at Noisebridge to talk about ayuasca, a psychoactive brew traditionally used in the Amazon. Bia, the speaker, is a Brazilian native who is traveling to the US. Are there any other events this weekend that might conflict? I'm trying to set a time.

To give you a little background: I'm the organizer of the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco. Our group is devoted to the exploration of the expansion of consciousness – and we’re fascinated and thrilled as we learn about the profound role psychedelics have played in the evolution of human consciousness over the past tens of thousands of years. It’s awesome.

We work to create safe spaces to foster discussion and community between consciousness seekers: psychologists, artists, philosophers, hippies, makers, scientists . . . For more information about our group and some past/up coming meetups, check out our site: http://www.PsychedelicSF.org

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns, and if not I'll add it to the Noisebridge wiki and announce it to our membership!

The speaker's bio is below:

Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policies, shamanism, ritual, and religion. Since 2009, she has been a Research Associate at the Institute of Medical Psychology, Heidelberg University. She is also researcher with the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychoactives (NEIP), and editor of its site (http://www.neip.info). She is author, co-author, and co-editor of eight books, two with English translations, and one journal special edition. Her book, “A Reinvenção do Uso da Ayahuasca nos Centros Urbanos” (“The Reinvention of Ayahuasca Use in Urban Centers,” Mercado de Letras, 2004), was derived from  her Master's thesis, which received the prize for Best Master’s Thesis in Social Sciences from the National Association for Graduate Studies in Social Science (ANPOCS) in 2001. For more information, see: http://bialabate.net/

Warm regards,

Daniel Jabbour
Organizer, Psychedelic Society of San Francisco
daniel at psychedelicsf.org

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