Episode 46 – Psychedelic Revolution

TURN ON, TUNE IN, EVOLVE In the 1950s, corporations used psychedelics as creativity tools... can modern companies  and strategic individuals use psychedelics to help solve some of the most pressing problems of our time? Can a global psychedelic village think its way out of the planetary crisis or get back into a Gaian union? Can we all have the shared vision of a psychedelic utopia if we all have different psychedelic experiences? Is psychedelic elitism a danger, and is our grasping at utopias falling prey to it? Should we be dosing Steven Hawking and the world intelligentsia, or should they be volunteering for the front lines of consciousness expansion? With a sense of urgency building on planet earth, is a NEW type of psychedelic revolution our best hope for planetary survival?

Experiential journalist Rak Razam asks this provocative question to a panel of experts at the Entheogenesis Australis 2010 conference, including Rick Doblin (President of MAPS, the Multi-discipline Association of Psychedelic Studies), Henry Cox (senior anthropologist at the Kimberley Land Council), Joseph Gelfer (author and researcher in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University), Torsten Wiedermann (Shaman Australis)and Carl Turney (EGA).

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Originally aired on: Apr 19, 2011