I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be giving this talk at the Breaking Convention international psychedelics conference at the University of Greenwich, London, on Saturday, July 11th.
This is already an “edgy” conference (psychedelics being studied at an academic institution). And I’m proud that I’m the guy who is delivering the really really edgy talk at the edgy conference :)
Sexy Psychodrama of the Absurd: Psychedelics and Sexual Healing in Lovership
It is no secret that sex and psychedelics can go together quite well, but what is less discussed is that psychedelics can be powerful tools for sexual healing, when used with this intention. Archetypes such as Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, Sister, Brother, which may have been the source of one’s deepest sexual repression or victimization in childhood or adolescence, can be re-accessed, re-embodied, and re-worked in psychedelic space, with a loving partner. As can any manner of other powerful, light-bearing or demimonde archetypes. When the other partner is also embodying reciprocal archetypes, lovers can enter into a space I call “sexy psychodrama of the absurd,” where old scripts and dramas from the past can be re-written with a more empowering emotional tone and resolution.
This is not a “beginner” practice; the path of intentionally stirring the Freudian and Jungian snake pits of our sexual souls, while journeying on medicine, is fraught with danger. Nonetheless, those taking psychedelics are already rule-breakers and convention breakers, seeking or at least open to intense experience. There are few experiences more intense–and full of potential for healing and transformation–than re-living old psychodramas from the empowered and malleable place of psychedelic ritual.
The average psychedelic trip shared between lovers already contains a potent mix of dramas, projections, age regressions, archetypes, mindfucking, and (hopefully) really hot sex. This is a call to begin discussing how these threads can be woven together, so the results can be intentionally chosen, for growth, healing and empowerment. This is a cutting-edge discussion, and few professional researchers or practitioners—already leery of the stigma of association with drugs—want to also add the stigma of sex to their resume.
In other words, little academic research has been done. But fortunately, your intrepid psycho-sexual explorer for this session is here to share his tales, findings, and tools field, where sex meets the psychedelic subconscious. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how psychedelics relate to their sexuality and potential avenues for healing and exploration and pleasure, along with tools to minimize risks associated with these edgy explorations.
I hope to see you there in London! Also, I’ve hardly ever spent any time in London, so if there are people there I need to meet, or things I need to get connected to “whilst” there, please do let me know, via the contact page on this site, in the comments section here, or via Facebook PM!
Also also, I don’t have a place to stay yet. Anyone have an extra couch, or better yet, a spare bed I could sleep on, somewhat near the conference–and/or after the conference for like a week? (After the conference can be anywhere in London.) Fun times promised, from the most chaste to the most wild, whatever your preference. I’m down to meet anyone interesting.