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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, | 22 – 23 June 2018

Los Angeles Psychedlic Science Symposium
Los Angeles Psychedlic Science Symposium
Los Angeles | UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom | 28 July – 7 August 2018

Festival Beluard Bollwerk International
Belluard Bollwerk International is a contemporary arts festival. Since 1983 it has been creating open and creative spaces during 10 days at the beginning of summer for artists and audiences. With 666 artists from 74 countries doing whatever it is they do best.
Fribourg (CH) | | 28 June – 7 July

Psychedelic Festivals in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary from July to September

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This is America
Childish Gambino aka as Donald Grover 
The new video by Donald Grover has amassed 31 million clicks in 4 days. The satirical rendition of the black man’s plight in the USA over the last 200 years is a must see. Underscored by a fantastic choreography, Glover parodies gun violence and American racism, playing Jim Crow, stereotyping black musical performances and mimicking the police. Just great!
RCA Records

Recent «Mondialité» performance
Miho Hatori Compilation
Miho Hatori is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and musician, primarily known as the vocalist of the New York City group Cibo Matto. She is also known for her work with virtual band Gorillaz, as she is the first person to provide the voice of animated member Noodle. Here she has gifted us a compilation of preferred sounds ranging von minimal to classic.

Fatou
Fatoumata Diawara 
Fatoumara is a Malian singer who currently lives in France. She has given  many European concerts as well as performing in South America, Asia and Australia and on multiple trips to the US. A movie star in France, she has continued to work in film, with numerous roles, appearances and musical input in a number of feature films, such as the seven César Awards winning and Academy Award nominated Timbuktu (2014). Her music is best described as a mix between African tradition and jazz.
World Circuit

goodnews editorial

When all is said and done, there is one question that remains: what do we want to be committed to in this day and age other than our personal well-being and that of our significant others? For as far as I am concerned,  it is nohing less than peace on a sustainable planet. We cannot all be Bojan Slat of the Ocean Cleanup, Keep Skateistan Rolling like the skating pros do or clean up the Himalayas, as much as I would like to participate. But we can all contribute to peace and to a healthy planet in a myriad of small ways such as collecting garbage where we hike or jog, by reducing the consumption of animal products or by at least eating less meat, by wearing more second hand clothes and walking or riding a bicycle whenever we can, as well as by keeping ourselves in shape. While I still fall short of the aforementioned, I am keeping my eyes and ears open for other good ideas to integrate into my daily life while enjoying the warm weather.
You too, I hope.

Susanne G. Seiler
P.S. I will be speaking at the Elev8 Symposium on 9 June on
«Evolving Conscious Media.» (see below)


I Go Down To The Shore

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall —
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
“Excuse me, I have work to do.”

Mary Oliver 

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A Really Good Day – How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

Ayelet Waldman
When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from “Lewis Carroll,” Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her moods have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month–bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity–she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it.
Penguin Random House, January 2018

Trip – Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change

Tao Lin
While reeling from one of the most creative — but at times self-destructive — outpourings of his life, Tao Lin discovered the strange and exciting work of Terence McKenna. McKenna, the leading advocate of psychedelic drugs since Timothy Leary, became for Lin both an obsession and a revitalizing force. In Trip, Lin’s first book-length work of nonfiction, he charts his recovery from pharmaceutical drugs, his surprising and positive change in worldview, and his four-year engagement with some of the hardest questions: Why do we make art? Is the world made of language? What happens when we die? And is the imagination more real than the universe?
Knopf Doubleday, May 2018 (eBook)

Adjustment Day

Chuck Palaniuk
The author’s first novel in four years is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche: the author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.
W.W. Norton, May 2018

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbours began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, in Chicago, their lives diverged. In The Girl Who Smiled Beads, Clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of “victim” and recognise the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks.
Doubleday, April 2018

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

Anadi Martel
Beginning with sun worship in prehistory and sunshine therapies in ancient  Egypt, Greece, and India, light has long been associated with the sublime, the divine, and healing. Yet only recently have we begun to understand how different parts of the light spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet, can affect our physical and psychological wellbeing. Sharing his 30 years of research, Anadi Martel demonstrates light’s incredible effects on the physical, energetic, and cognitive dimensions of life. He examines several forms of light therapy and explains how to get optimal benefits from sunlight and avoid the health risks of new artificial lighting such as compact fluorescents.
Healing Art Press, May 2018

good to know

Upright
eco | Techly, 24 April, 2018
Short flights to be equipped with stand-up seats.

Reuced
science | The Telegraph, 26 April 2018
Meat eaters die faster

Heartthrob
nature | Return to Now, 29 April, 2018
Trees have a heart

Bon appétit!
eco | The Guardian, 30 April 2018
Beefing it up with lab-grown meat

Under attack
life | Health Impact News, 5 May, 2018
Baking Soda May Fight Autoimmune Diseases

Origins
science | Physics-Astronomy, 5 May 2018
Stephen Hawking: What existed before the Big Bang

Inside Mars
science | BBC News, 5 May 2018
Possible finding of the Insight Mission to Mars

Resisting Monsanto
eco | EcoWatch, 7 May 2018
Seeds cannot be patented

Analysis
culture | The Conversation, 9 May 2018
Economic mood deduced from musical mood

What to read
psychoactive  | Think Wilder, 10 May 2018
The best psychedelic blogs & publications

Eruptions
science | Nature, 17 May 2018
Hawaii volcano eruptions facilitate predictions

From old to new
eco | Eco Hustler, 17 May 2018
Trending: recycled silver jewelry

Resistant
science | New Atlas, 18 May 2018
New Antibiotic attacks superbugs

Of mice and men
psychoactive | The Mind Unleashed, 20 May 2018
Half a ton of weed missing in Argentina

Knowingly
psychoactive | PsyPost, 20 May 2018
Psilocybin improves face recognition in depressed patients

Precognition
science | Collective Evolution
Our bodies know before we do

Green Life
science | Science, 21 May 2018
Mostly plants here

Better breathing
science | Return to Now, 24 May 2018
Berries help you breathe

Safe
eco | The Open Mind, 25 May 2018
EU bans bee killing insecticides

Conservation
nature | Mongabay, 25 May 2018
Science turns to Artificial Intelligence to save the planet

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