Giorgia Gaia is an independent researcher with a MA degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology and in Theology (Western Esotericism) at the University Van Amsterdam. Since her early twenties she has been working as an electronic musician and event organizer, also in international festivals. Her academic researches have focused on musical subcultures and psychedelics, esoteric communities, ecology and alterations of consciousness broadly. She spent about four years doing fieldworks in the psychedelic trance scenes around Europe and in esoteric communities, as for instance Damanhur in North Italy. An interesting paper she wrote is titled ‘Damanhur, the Ecology of Spirit’. Gaia produced also a documentary called ‘Chai, Charas and Changa’. In 2016 she has completed a consistent historical and anthropological research on Changa, a new concoction containing DMT. Recently, Gaia founded an intentional community called ‘The Village of the Moon’.
Horizons of Psychedelic Alchemy: Ketamine Breakthrough
The breakthrough hyperdimensional space is multifaceted and incredibly vast, but there seems to be consistencies in what psychonauts encounter and understand through these eccentric experiences. Exploring the underground of psychedelia, it appears that also Ketamine has some mysterious and unexplored potentials. Being a very paradoxical substance, Ketamine is hell and heaven enclosed in unique molecule. However K’s spiritual and healing potentials are underestimated. This lecture explores the psychedelic and magical side of Ketamine, that seems capable to give access to an hyperdimensional space that is very similar to the DMT worlds – opening the gates to experiences that are profoundly different if compared to what is commonly known as K-Hole. Moreover the combination of Ketamine with LSD and other psychedelics seems to create a very unique synergy, allowing psychonauts’ interaction with reality in a way that could be defined as “magic”. Gaia’s talk thus explores the boundaries of psychedelic alchemical experimentation focusing particularly on the “otherworlds” – and exploring narrations of interdimensional traveling.