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Although psychedelics are generally considered to be surprisingly safe, there is a wide variety of risks associated with their inappropriate use. What Challenges do we face when trying to integrate psychedelics into our societies?

List of lectures

AuthorTitle of presentation
Rick Doblin, Ph.D.Avoiding Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Challenges to the Mainstreaming of Psychedelics in the 21st Century
Torsten Passie, M.D., Ph.D.The Disappearance of Dreams, Trances and Ecstasies in Western Cultural History
Prof. Fiona MeshamRapid Real Time Festival Forensic Testing: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Ben Sessa, MBBS MRCPsychChild Abuse, Trauma, MDMA Therapy and the Future of Medicine
Robert Forte, M.A.Psychedelic Movements: Sacred and Profane
Martin A LeeLSD and the Black Arts: The CIA's Use of Hallucinogens in Espionage and Covert Warfare
Fabienne BâcleThe "cruzadera": Negative Interference According to the Concept of Traditional Medicine.
Jerónimo MazarrasaCharging for Ceremony: Polemics around Money in Shamanism
Carl H Smith, M.A., MSc.Exploring Altered States of Consciousness Using Cyberdelics, Moistmedia & Mixed Reality Technologies
Mgr. Michael Vančura Where is the Light of Dark Side of Psychedelics?
Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.Learning from the Unforeseen: Lessons in Psychedelic Integration Therapy
Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.Revisiting Spring Grove's LSD Training Experience Program
Tobias ErnyChallenges and Obstacles in Sustainable Iboga(ine) Drug Therapy
Julian Stobbs & Myrtle ClarkeOrdinary Criminals – Fighting for Conscious Highness
Petra Bokor MSc.Common Pitfalls of the Integration of Ayahuasca Experiences
Dr. Octavio RettigLight and Shadows of Current Use of Toad Medicine
Danny NemuThe Shadow Side of the Academy: Prejudice, Neo-colonialism and Taboo in the Academic study of Ayahuasca
Aleksi Hupli, Ph.D. cand.Microdosing on Youtube: Exploring Psychedelics as Pharmacological Enhancement Technologies through (Ethnographic) Digital Methods
Attila Szabo, Ph.D.The Serotonin Receptor 5-HT2B is a Potent Immunomodulator in Human Dendritic Cells
Dax DeFranco, B.Sc.Collaborative Social Engineering
Dr Jack Allocca, Ph.D.Through Hell to Find Heaven: Pharmacology, Therapeutics and the Future of Salvia Divinorum
Rita Kočárová, MSc.Ritual Use of Bufo alvarius Secretion and Mental Health
Fiona Heckels & Karen Lowton, B.Sc.Native Psychotropics and the Flying Ointment
Helle Kaasik, Ph.D.Chemical Composition of Traditional, Analogue and Counterfeit Ayahuasca
Dr. Henrik Jungaberle, D.Sc.Positive Psychology in the Investigation of Psychedelics - A Systematic Review and Outlook on a 10-Year Longitudinal Study
Dr Jack Allocca, Ph.D.Friend, Foe or Bystander? The Evolutionary Agenda of Bufo Alvarius
Jessica Nielson, Ph.D.A Qualitative Assessment of Risks and Benefits of Ayahuasca for Trauma Survivors
Jeremy Weate, Ph.D.Lightness and Dark in the Ibogaine Scene
Jonas Di GregorioPsychedelics, Democracy and Civil Society Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in Drug Policy Activism
Levente Móró, Ph.D.How (Not) To Have a Bad Trip? A Systematic Categorisation of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
Lindsay Jordan, M.A.What are Psychedelics for?
Mark Juhan Schunemann, B.A.The Dark Side: Sociality and Friendship as Crucial Determining Factors
Marta KaczmarczykFocus on Entities and Beings in a Psychedelic State as a Possible Hindrance to the Personal Healing Process
Nils Biedermann, B.A.Framing the Picture of International Drug Policy: Where do International Actors Stand?
Neer Offek, Ph.D. & Tali HorevChallenges of Local Psychedelic Network - A Study Case of Israel
Nir Tadmor, B.Sc.The Hero's Journey as a Roadmap for a Psychedelic Crisis Intervention Process
Orsolya (Orsi) Feher, M.Sc.Psychedelics and the Media in the Visegrad Countries
Patrick Everitt, M.A.Critical Challenges to Psychedelic Researchers
Roman Pekarík, Ph.D.CTX and its Possible Role as an Early Christian Entheogen
Sasha Frost, M.Sc.Refocusing the Lens: Psychedelics On-Screen and in the Media
Tim CoolsCrowd-Sourcing Reviews: A Community Approach to Improve the Safety of Psychedelic Retreats
Vincent Verroust, Phd. cand.Early Research on Psilocybin Mushrooms: Excerpts From a Lost French Scientific Documentary featuring the First Footage Ever Recorded of Maria Sabina (1961)
Dr. Celine DupratScreen Reconstitution of a Mind-Picture Captured During Shamanic Trance
Ahnjili Zhuparris, M.Sc.Personalized Psychedelics: The Importance of One-Person Trials
Benjamin Mudge, Ph.D. cand.The Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca for People with Bipolar Disorder
Brun GonzalezBrief Review of Modern Psychedelic Plants and Substance Use in Mexico
Darren SpringerEntheogenic Africa: Exploring the Realms of the Ancestors
Jesús Alejandro López CastilloThe Absence of the Sacred: Abuse of Entheogens in Mexico
John AndrewHonesty & Psychedelics: Acknowledging the Sham Shamans
Marta KaczmarczykCode of Conduct for Psychedelic Sessions
Soledad DaviesPsychedelics, Astrology and the Expansion of Consiousness
Jonathan Hobbs, M.Sc."Altered by the Hand of Man": The Twisting Legal Landscape of Ayahuasca and Other Plant Psychedelics in Britain and Europe
Tomas Frymann, Ph.D. cand.The Interbeing Scale: Development and Application to Measurement of Core Shifts in Personal Identity through Psychedelic Experiences

The solution to possible harms is a sensible Integration on the individual and societal level. How can we integrate altered states of consciousness? Can potential benefits of psychedelics justify a risky treatment? What is the importance of pre-screening and after-care in administration of such a substances?

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AuthorTitle of presentation
William Richards, Ph.D. Exploring Human Consciousness with Psychedelics: Perspectives from Three Decades of Research Experience
Dr. Friederike Meckel FischerIf You Can Change Your Mind - You Can Change Your Life. Integration - a Process
Amanda FeildingTBA
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.Psychedelic Research at Johns Hopkins
Jindřich Vobořil, MSc., Pg.Dip.The future of the international drugs control system and the place of psychodelics in it.
Martin A LeeMighty Molecules: LSD & CBD
Tomáš Páleníček, M.D., Ph.D.Psilocybin disrupts sensory and higher order cognitive processing but not pre-attentive cognitive processing-study on P300 and mismatch negativity in healthy volunteers.
Sophia Korb, Ph.D.Microdosing Psychedelics: What's All the Fuss About? Novel Findings and Unanticipated Results From a Large Survey Tool.
Juraj Styk, M.D.The Psychotherapeutic Competence of the Psycholytic Therapist
Eleonora MolnarEthical Standards for Psychedelic Research and Treatment
Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.Ayahuasca in the Czech Republic
Peter Sjostedt H, B.Ph, M.A.
Humphry Davy and Psychedelic Philosophy
Juliana Wright, B.F.A.Breaking open the Head: The Medicine of Iboga
Bc. Miroslav JuraLooking into the therapeutic potential of MDMA at parties
Viktor Mravčík, M.D., Ph.D.TBA
Natasha Mason, Ph.D.The Effects of Psilocybin on Cognitive Flexibility: A Placebo-controlled Experimental Study
Malin Vedøy Uthaug, M.A.In-Vivo Effects of Toad Venom (5-MeO-DMT) on Affect and Thinking Style
Kim van Oorsouw, Ph.D.Acute and Long-term Effects of Ayahuasca on Affect and Cognitive Thinking Style: A Naturalistic Study
Julian VaynePsychedelic Ceremony in Theory and Practice
Levente Móró, Ph.D.Entheogenic Churches - Sacramental Religions or Druggie Sects?
Pavel Kubù, M.D.Personalised cannabis treatments transforming healthcare delivery for EU ageing population
Annamaria Boros, M.D. cand.Altered States of Consciousness - Traditional vs. Biomedicinal Approach from a Critical Medical Anthropological Perspective
Ciara Sherlock & Stefana BosseThe Psychedelic
Experience Retreats - Creating a modern ceremony
Daniel Greig, B.Sc.The Neurobiology of Prophetic Visions: Dreams, Drugs and the Predictive Brain
Gabriel Amezcua, M.A. cand.Resurrecting Psychedelic Anthropology
Gerardo Rubén Sandoval Isaac, M.D.Toad Medicine and the Entheogenic Experience
Iris AndresWorking through Childhood Trauma: Self-Empowerment through Expanded States of Consciousness
Isak GundrosenPretty Drug Things - Changing the Perception of Drugs Using the Dark Arts of Advertising
Jeannete RothweilerOracles, Entheogens, and the Divine Feminine: Implications of the Ancient Western Mystery Traditions for Modern Times
José Manuel Rodríguez Arce, B.ScPsychedelic Instruments and Human Evolution: A View from Niche Construction
Lesly Vela and Neil WhiteMujer Yage: Women and Traditional Medicine in Colombia
Luisa Prochazkova, M.Sc.TBA
Marlene Rupp, M.Sc.How to Start a Psychedelic Integration Circle
Dr. Matthias ForstmannPsychedelics, Transformative Experiences and Interpersonal Connectedness: Results from a Field Study
Reanne Crane, Ph.D. cand.Aldous Huxley: Lore, Language and Reparative Narratives
Richard Miner FurrBridging Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy - A New Model for Psychotherapeutic Integration in the 21st Century.
Richard Tyo, B.A.Synergize the Shadow: Utilizing Psychedelic Wisdom to Integrate our Exiles
Richard Zeifman, M.A.Ayahuasca as an Intervention for Suicidality
Tharcila Chaves, Pharm.D.Ketamine on Mood, Pain, Catastrophising and Central Sensitisation - The Mask Study
Thomas Anderson, Ph.D. cand.The Benefits and Drawbacks of Microdosing Psychedelics
Vít Pokorný, Ph.D.Crossing Over: On Psychedelics and Death with Dale Pendell and Ernst Jünger
William FranksPsychedelic Societies and Meetups
Charlotte Walsh, M.D.Caught in the Crossfire: Plant Medicines and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
Michael Margolies"Psychedelic stories", Panel discussion: "CryptoPsychedelic: The Intersections of Psychedelic Science and Blockchain Technology"

We believe that we can all benefit from the transfer of knowledge and experiences, for which a meaningful multidisciplinary dialogue is essential. That is why we invite experts from a variety of fields scientists, practitioners, eyewitnesses of the 60s psychedelic era, students, politicians and others. How can we work together to facilitate new Synergies?

List of lectures

AuthorTitle of presentation
David E. Nichols, Ph.D.Structure-Activity Relationships of LSD Analogues
Dr. Ede FrecskaThe Bright Side of Dimethyltryptamine and the Dark Side of Psychedelics
Eduardo Luis Luna Ph.D.Animism and Modern Science: A Contradiction?
Dr. Daniel PerkinsMapping the Global Expansion of Ayahuasca - New Evidence from an International Study
Raquel Bennett, Psy.D.Ketamine in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Exploration
Don Gino Chaka RunaShamanism - Peru - Europe - New Age Shamanism
Jose Montemayor, M.A.The Role that Visionary, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies Play within the Evolution of Consciousness
Ayana IyiModern Day Witches, Death and Entheogens
Kilindi IyiInfra Partical Intelligence AI and Psilocybin
Tania de Jong, B.L.Psychedelics and Singing for a Healthier, Happier and More Inclusive Future
Heather Hargraves, M.C.Technicians of Consciousness: Consciousness Technologies and the Evolution of Psychedelics in Clinical and Transformational Worlds
Vincent MoonA Talk About Nomadic Cinema - a Digital Research Around Realities and the Exploration of Flobal Rituals
Nikki WyrdSounds Familiar: Giving Psychedelic Entities Their Say
Dana BealGDNF Mechanism Elucidates Ibogaine's Persistence and Immune Modulatory Effects
Barbora Šouláková, BSc. and Luisa Prochazkova, M.Sc.VR Games Facilitating Effective Mindfulness Training
Patrick KroupaIbogaine Microdosing:
Darren SpringerTBA
Adam Aronovich, M.A.Ayahuasca, Connectedness and the Erotics of Medicine: Health and Wellbeing Beyond the Individual
Anna FreudenthalerPink Freudian: Psychedelics and the Unconscious
Azoth, M.D.Possible Psychedelic Effects of Bufotenin
David de Wied, M.A.Setting the Stage for Peak Experiences: Mindset, Music and Environment
Dennis Johnson, M.A.Beyond Mindfulness - Beyond Psychedelics
Eric Sienknecht, Psy.D. and Veronika Gold, M.D.Set and Setting in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy for Optimal Experience and Results
Iker Puente, Ph.D.Subjective Effects of Different Psychedelics and Holotropic Breathwork: A Comparison.
Batuhan Bintas, B.A.Interdimensional Multidisiplinary Cybernaut & Psychonaut
Jeffrey Krone, M.A.Integrating Through the Body: A Somatic Approach to Healing Trauma with Psychedelic Medicines
Kwasi AduseiTBA
Brun GonzalezBrief review of modern psychedelic plants and substance use in Mexico
Johanna Hilla, M.A.Magic of the Red Book; From Scientific Rationalism to Divine Madness
Jonas Di GregorioPsychedelic Research and Crypto-currency Community
Matthew Baldwin, M.D.The Art of Creating Musical Playlists for Psychedelic Work
Matthew BrownCleaving to the Path of Meditation
Matthew Clark, , Ph.D.Soma and the Nectar of Immortality: Ayahuasca Analogues in the Late Bronze Age
Petr Lisý, M.A.The Spiritual Tradition of Prague
Rafael Mendonça Costa, M.A.Ayahuasca and Rebirth of the Indigenous Movement in Brazil. Gaya's Intelligence?
Rodrigo Franco Moreiras, B.A.Ayahuasca: Traditional Knowledge in Modern Culture
Rotem Petranker, M.A.A First Study of Microdosing
Yahav Erez, M.D. cand."Hal Inta Sah'i?": Recreational Use of Psychedelics Among Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Juraj BednárHacking Brain with Open-Source EEG and Neurofeedback
Lea Petříková, Ph.D. cand.Pharm'n'Film: Altered States of Consciousness in Sandoz Arthouse Films
Shimon NewmanLegal Psychedelic Research and Drug-Policy Reform Powered by the Blockchain
Dr David LukeExploring Entheogenic Entity Encounters with DMT