UCB Launches Psy-Sci Center w Michael Pollan, Presti – & Yes, Facilitator-Training Is on the Agenda…

The center plans to collaborate with the Graduate Theological Union in the development of an immersive learning program on psychedelics and spirituality. This program will eventually train guides…

“Without the upward transmission of energies through the intermediary of attention, the universe would give in to entropy.”

How does entropy gell with the “Hard Question of Consciousness,” that keeps physicists up late at night?

Civilization as Entropic Giga-Gizmo: Scaled Up Renewables vs Biosphere

“The impacts of a green energy future on biodiversity were not considered in international climate policies.”

Ethics in Psychedelic Biz

Upcoming webinar Sept 8, presumably free…? Liana Gilooly is co-developer of the NorthStar Initiative, which appears to be MAPS’ effort to respond to criticisms coming from the psychedelic left (psymposia folk in

Rhizosphere Zoom Sept 14-16

No descriptive text for this upcoming free zoom workshop from CalTech Resnick Institute, with international speakers, but the title probably explains itself. https://resnick.caltech.edu/documents/16485/CaltechRSIRhizoWorkshop2020.png

Dissident Femme Situationist J. DeJong Celebrated in ‘These Are Situationist Times!’ Anthology

DeJong was only 22 when she jump-started The Situationist Times, and jaunted off on some very original vectors, exploring the interconnections of topology, folk art, architectural motifs, labyrinth designs

Will Solar Minimum Offset AGW & if so, Partially or Fully?

In theory, a Maunder Minimum — visualize ice-skaters on the Thames, global crop failures — doesn’t necessarily cancel out the GHG-driven global warming, but could reduce its full impact, or maybe add conflicting dynamics…?

LSD Microdose for Pain: Results from Beckley-Sponsored Trial (+ Micro-OpEd)

Fielding: “I have long believed that LSD may not only change the sensations of pain but also our subjective relationship with it.”

Maybe-Cats? Expanding the ‘Reality’ Frame with yet another School of Quantum Interpretation

“This proposition sounds a little bit like advocating for the existence of ghosts. But it is actually more of an acknowledgment that things may seem ghostlike only because reality has been improperly conceived in the first place.”

SARS2 & #Lab – JC Couey Reprises History of the Debate and Past #Gain-of-Function Research

JC Couey, neurobio prof at UPitt, tells the history of Gain of Function research and claims and counter-claims of lab-manipulation of SARS2 virus, and the upshot of it all.