A lecture given on March 17, 2010, to the Sydney cell of the Evolver network as part of its community "spore" discussion on the future of psychedelics. In which experiential journalist Rak Razam discusses the state of psychedelic culture, where it came from in modern times with the advent of LSD in 1943, the legacy of alchemist Albert Hofmann, and why the psychedelic movement is so important to a sustainable future.
Acid opened the mind in the 60s, ecstasy opened the heart in the 80s, and in the 21st century, ayahuasca and entheogenic plant sacraments are opening the soul of the West, guiding us back to a cooperative Gaian partnership. As the "second wave of ayahuasca shamanism" sweeps the world in a slo-mo r-evolution, the psychedelic movement is reaching out to the elder indigenous cultures around the world to bridge the gap between our own psychic and spiritual understanding and is becoming a global entheogenic movement.
Can this new wave reach a critical mass of its own understanding and purity of intent to truly be ready to join the galactic community? Join Razam and the Evolver community to find out
Originally aired on: Mar 18, 2010