Mind Manifesting Movie: "Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness"
December 31, 2019
It's MIND MANIFESTING MOVIE NIGHT at Jackson Wellsprings!
Saturday, Feb 29th from 7-10 pm, $10, all ages, in the Community Room
As the world is currently undergoing a profound shift in regards to psychedelic substances, it can be fascinating to look back at who and what laid some of the original groundwork for the current Psychedelic Renaissance. This film, "Journeys to the Edge of Consciousness" does just that. It is a part animated film with first-person narratives from three foundational figures in psychedelic studies: Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, and Timothy Leary. Through their first-person narratives, viewers are provided unique insights into their thoughts, reactions, and contemplation of the psychedelic experiences of LSD and Mescaline, and how these experiences changed their views of themselves, their work, and the world. Aldous Huxley went on to become a proponent of the "Perennial Philosophy" and the universality of mystical experience, Alan Watts helped introduce Taoist and Buddhist spirituality to Western audiences, and Timothy Leary was instrumental in the widespread use of LSD in the 1960s and the growing Counter-Cultural movement.
The evocative and minimalist animation of the narratives is interspersed with insightful interviews and commentaries by philosophers, therapists, psychedelic researchers, and spiritual teachers throughout the film, raising many provocative subjects for further conversation and exploration. Intellectual, erudite, and stimulating, three world-changing explorations into the mind are revealed and uncovered in this fascinating film.
Doors open at 7 pm
At 7:15 there will be a short opening feature of "Envisioning: Kaleidoscopic Fractal Meditation" featuring visuals and music by event host, Martin Ball
The main feature film of "Journeys" will start at 7:30
After the conclusion of the film, we'll leave 45 minutes or so for community discussion.
Hopefully, this will be the first of a monthly documentary film screening and discussion of movies that Manifest the Mind!
About event host: Martin Ball, PhD, has been the organizer of the Exploring Psychedelics Conference at SOU where he is an adjunct professor of Religion, is host of The Entheogenic Evolution Podcast, is an internationally-known author and public speaker, and is best known for his work on Nonduality and entheogenic experience.