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Martina Hofmann & Roberto Venosa Retrospective
HR Giger Museum
Gruyères, Switzerland | April – Oktober 2018

Milan Scheidegger presents: Bridging Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy
A new model for psychotherapeutic integration in the 21st century
Presentation by Richard Furr
Zürich University, | KOL-F-118 |  Monday 7 May 2018 | 18:15 – 19:45 Uhr

MAPS Series: Conversations on Science
The New Science of Psychedelics | Michael Pollan & Dacher Keltner in conversation
San Francisco, Nourse Theatre, | Monday 21 May 2018

Grof Transpersonal Training: The Spiritual Quest, Attachment & Addiction
Tasmania, Australia | Paotina Village | 5 – 15 June 2018

ELEV8 LIVE Symposium
Featuring:
Dennis Mckenna – The origins of consciousness and the value of nature.
Blockchain for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and a Conscious Global Economy.
Wim Hof Method and the Science Behind with Free diver Kiki Bosch and NeuroscientistMatthias Wittfoth.
Other topics include:-
Sustainable eco-technology.
Biohacking. Overcoming trauma, self-limiting thoughts and behavior.
Psychedelic Therapy Revolution for addiction, mental health & wellbeing.
Zürich, Switzerland, | Volkshaus | 9 June 2018

Beyond Psychedelics
Global Psychedelic Forum: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Prague, Czech Republic, | 21 – 24 June 2018

Uhuru World Music Festival
With concerts, workshops, children’s program and many more
Near Solothurn, Switzerland, | Weissenstein Mountain | 28 July – 7 August 2018

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Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz
La Sandunga | Flor Amargo
Flor Amargo used to be a Mexican Rock band but soon went solo in the person of Mayté Carballo who won fame as the semi-finalist of La Voce, Mexico’s equivalent to The Voice. Her fresh and powerful sound from pop to electronics, imbued with the poetry of a contagious passion for life, is inspired by the great jazz stars of the Twenties and Forties to pure and simple rock and even a touch of cabaret and burlesque. Flor Amargo calls It Cathartic Pop, also known as sadbangers. She plays piano and keyboard, has been linked to music since she was very young and studied to be a classical pianist. “La Sandunga” is a traditional song from the region of Oaxaca.
Bleupelle Music

Chiquelo-Marco Mezquida
Chiquelo-Marco Mezquida
Chicuelo-Marco Mezquida is a duo of two Spanish musicians playing guitar and jazz piano. Goya award winner and brilliant soloist – Juan Gómez “Chicuelo” is one of the most famous and most innovative gitarist of the flamenco scene, Marco Mezquida an overwhelming musician with a unique style. Here we hear them at the Jazzahead 2017 in Cologne, where they gave a highly emotional concert. Flamenco serves as their base, from which they erupt into jazz, fusion and world music.
Live at Kölner Philharmonie

In My Blood
Shawn Mendes
Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter who launched his career five years ago by posting song covers on the video-sharing app Vine. He went on to become  one of five artists to ever debut at number one before the age of eighteen. As a philanthropist Mendes has raised consirable sums of money for various projects such as his www.dosomething.org, addressing low self-esteem, depression and awareness of self-harm, and he has been open about suffering from anxiety disorder, another cause for which he raises the awareness.
Island Records

Live at Berklee
Berklee Indian Ensemble ft Shankar Mahadevan
„With members from 42 countries to date, the Berklee Indian Ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today. From a Carnatic thillana or a high-adrenaline konnakol conversation to Indo-jazz experiments or qawwali, the ensemble performs an expansive repertoire with the ultimate goal of presenting concerts entirely comprising original student compositions.”
Berklee College of Music

Gustav Mahler Symphony No 9
Daniel Harding | Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
If eternity has a source, Daniel Harding somehow found a way to tap it in this poignant account with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Like all of Mahler’s symphonies, the Ninth — his final complete work, written in 1909 two years before his death — is consciously self-referential. Harding teases out its autobiographical aspects (the faintly syncopated rhythmic motif that opens and guides the first movement, widely believed to represent Mahler’s irregular heartbeat; the muted brass riffs that mimic the famed trumpet fanfares of his First Symphony) with immense patience and sensitivity, thus rejuvenating instead of overburdening this “music coming from another world” (Herbert von Karajan). Here we see and hear Harding directing Mahler’s 9th in an earlier version with the Wiener Philharmoniker.
Deutsche Grammophon

goodnews editorial

„The amount of disinformation is equal or superior to the amount of information.“
This eminent piece of wisdom was coined by me. It is the first reason why I am not impressed by the huge collection of data the powers that be gather on us. Sure, if they focus on me, for whatever reason, all of my life will be illuminated but this is hardly new. During the Sixties and Seventies, the Swiss secret service kept elaborate tabs on „The Movement“. You were nobody if you didn’t have such a tab and, fortunately, they also spied on me. We all had the opportunity to view our folders in the Nineties. You wouldn’t believe the nonsense the deep state claimed to know about me. First of all, I didn’t live near Basel but in Canada at the time. They also labelled me and a friend „the theoreticians of the movement“ – we translated song texts by Patti Smith, The Doors, Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones to German. A lawyer I didn’t know called me up one evening to ask me if his name figured in my tab too? And so on. Yes, I know, it is more about consumer preferences and credit ratings nowadays. So what? My second reason not to worry: computers search for buzzwords but in the final analysis the evaluation has to be done by people. Will half the population soon evaluate the other? Who then is to evaluate the evaluators? And who is left? Think about it!
Unfazed yours,

Susanne G. Seiler


Believe Believe

Believe in this. Young apple seeds,
In blue skies, radiating young breast,
Not in blue-suited insects,
Infesting society’s garments.

Believe in the swinging sounds of jazz,
Tearing the night into intricate shreds,
Putting it back together again,
In cool logical patterns,
Not in the sick controllers,
Who created only the Bomb.

Let the voices of dead poets
Ring louder in your ears
Than the screechings mouthed
In mildewed editorials.
Listen to the music of centuries,
Rising above the mushroom time.

Bob Kaufman

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The Timothy Leary Project – Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment

Jennifer Ulrich | Introduction by Zach Leary
The first collection of Timothy Leary’s (1920–1996) selected papers and  correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues to the present. Leary cultivated interests that ranged across experimentation with hallucinogens, social change and legal reform, and mysticism and spirituality, with a passion to determine what lies beyond our consciousness. Through Leary’s papers, the reader meets such key figures as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Marshall McLuhan, Aldous Huxley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Carl Sagan..
Abraham Press, April 2018

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Michael Pollan
A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs – and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin are being used to provide relief to people suffering from depression, addiction and anxiety. Upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.
Penguin/Random House, May 2015

They Shimmer Within: Cognitive-Evolutionary Perspectives on Visionary Beings

Bruce Rimell 
The use of psychedelic drugs plants is becoming more and more wide-spread and with it the number of reports narrating encounters with otherworldly visionary beings. This wide-ranging book explores how our deepest mental processes predispose us as humans to believe in supernatural agents, and presents a new hypothesis of how these same cognitions facilitate the emergence of those agents to become present when psychedelic drugs and plants are ingested. Bruce concludes that visionary beings shimmer within as awe-inspiring products of the mind, an experience resting at the heart of what it is to be human.
Lulu.com, January 2018

Psychedelic Harm Reduction Colouring Book

Jessica Legon
Whether you are a seasoned psychonaut or just curious, this book is a great tool for introspection, integration and inspiration. Lose yourself in a huge, hand-drawn psychedelic inkscape overflowing with lavish detail: 23 immersive, full-page, lavishly detailed illustrations inspired by consciousness-altering substances for adults to colour, information on ten of the most common psychedelic substances and a little bit of advice on appropriate, responsible use and safe practice. Jessica Legon has created a lovely tool as well as a blueprint for many reflective hours spent colouring. Jessica Legon has created a lovely tool as well as a blueprint for many reflective hours. Full of useful information and smart advice.
www.ety.com/uk/shop/PsychedelicColouring, April 2018

John Dee and the Empire of Angels. Enochian Magick and the Roots of the Modern World

Jason Louv
Dr. John Dee (1527-1608), court advisor and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century. Laying the foundation for modern science, he promoted mathematics and astronomy as well as advancing navigation and optics thus helping to elevate England to the foremost imperial power in the world. Presenting a comprehensive look at his life and continuing influence, Jason Louv examines Dee’s scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategising, and his methods of communicating with angels. He also explores Enochian in precise detail and reconstructs Dee’s Spirit Diaries.
Inner Traditions, April 2018

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Populated Amazon 
culture | Guardian, 27 March 2018
The Amazon once was home to millions of people.

Cancer Cure
science | US Health Times, 29 March 2018
Active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor in common lung cancer in half.

Quasi-organ
science | Times of Israel, 3 April 2018
Recently discovered interstitium may regulate cancer growth

Mind to machine
science | Kurzweil, 6 April 2018
Silent communication with your computer

Mind redefined
science | The Science News Reporter, 6 April 2018
The mind viewed as a quantum field

Whalespeak
science | Smithsonian, 6 April 2018
Cultures talking to whales

Time-lapse
eco | Science Alert, 10 April 2018
Global temperatures over 140 years

Charging Road
eco | Guardian, 12 April 2018
Sweden has built a first stretch of road charging electrical cars

Decolonising Science
science | Independent, 13 April 2018
Much of modern science is based on exploitation

Bacterial
nature | PhysOrg, 13 April 2018
Bacteria nourish young bees

Self-love
science | Psypost, 15 April 2018
On being your true self online

Entangled
science | Science Alert, 16 April 2018
Physicists break record of quantum entangled particles.

Breakthrough
eco  | Times, 17 April 2018
Enzyme capable of eating plastic

Replica
science | Sci News Reporter, 18 April 2018
Kepler Space Telescope discovers Earth-like planet

In corpore sano mens sana
life | Medical Express, 19 April 2018
Muscular strength indication of a healthy brain

Antartica
eco | The Conversation, April 2018
The importance of the 6th continent for our survival.

From science fiction to reality
science | Science & nonduality, April 2018
The holographic future by David Storoy

Without Coal
eco | IFL Science! 20 April 2018
England without coal for 55 hours

Clean Up
eco | Think Wilder, 21 April 2018
On Global Psychedelic Earth Day – Interview with Kwasi Adusei

Data breach
life  | Mother Jones, May/June 2018
The real story behind Cambridge Analytica

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