David Gaian

David Gaian

David Gaian

Based upon over 30 years of global community development, international NGO/US nonprofit leadership, and human potential, holistic health, and biotech science R&D work, David draws from a wealth of life experience to enrich the topics of his talks. His “transformative conversations” seek to integrate an inviting balance of irreverent inquisitiveness, engaging story-telling, and the potential for further fueling, in each listener, a passion for the adventure of their own individual awakening and the critical role that plays in our collective destiny. David lives in Boulder Colorado, USA, with his wife Dasha and their son Bodhi and is, together with Dennis McKenna and Bob Fisk, a co-founder of Symbio Life Sciences, PBC.


TITLE: Homo Symbiosis

David’s Talk, entitled “Homo Symbiosis”, will focus on the creative challenges and unprecedented adventure of embracing the evolutionary leap before us.

“Sapiens Sapiens” we call ourselves, but perhaps the final measure of our mankind’s wisdom will be the degree to which we prove able to sublimate the adolescent powers of our vestigial primate egos to the higher potential of our psychedelic minds, awakening hearts, and symbiotic planetary citizenship.

If going “beyond psychedelics” therefore also means relating beyond fear, innovating beyond limits, loving beyond reason, evolving beyond history, or collectively heralding in the awakening of Homo Symbiosis, then how might we consciously quicken our post-psychedelic evolutionary potential?

By drawing upon three major streams of personal living and professional experience in the domains of psychedelic psychotherapy, non-dual spirituality, and global community development, David will seek to inspire a lively conversation purposed to explore the capacity of the entheogenic experience, literally “beyond psychedelics”, to positively impact personal wellbeing and collective becoming at this critical moment in human history.