Our society is in the midst of a massive environmental crisis as a result of human influence. Authoritarian leaders are preying on the fear and anxiety created by “the others” as immigrants from destitute countries seek refuge in more stable governments—some of which helped cause the destruction of their homeland. Some speculate the Amazon is on fire as a result of global political forces, climate change, and cattle-production economics. Humans in industrialized nations are experiencing extremely high levels of depression and trauma, and pharmaceutical approaches are often leading to undesired outcomes. The economic disparity between the extremely wealthy and the rest of the world has grown dramatically to an unsustainable level, leading to geopolitical disturbances, environmental disasters, and protests around the world.
This session will discuss several high-level questions about the future of humanity and our relationship to, and with, Earth’s biosphere. And to discuss how we, as the stewards of this planet, can redeem ourselves in our relationship to the biosphere within 18 months, through the decriminalization of entheogenic plants and fungi. But will we get it right? Or will we succumb to forces that got us here: the pressures and temptations of corporate profiteering, greed, fear, dogmatism. In this session, we’ll explain our vision for how entheogenic plants and fungi can help establish a balanced approach for human existence on the planet through a five-step process that advances human free will, individual freedoms, democracy, and greater synergy with nature.