This week we are honored to release the videos for the panel “Breakdown or Breakthrough? Understanding Experiences of Madness, Awakening and Altered States Beyond Pathology.” This panel features the following presentations:
'Breakdown or Breakthrough? Beyond the Dichotomy'
'Psychosis and the Dawning of Truth'
'Reclaim Madness: Abolishing Psychiatry & Decolonizing Our Society'
'Breakdown to Breakthrough: Exploring the archetypal resonances of mental illness, spiritual awakening and the psychedelic journey, and how altered states are viewed through the lens of pathology'
'Revolution Within the Mind: A Common Factor in Psychedelic Experience, Madness, and Spiritual Awakening'
SUBMITTING QUESTIONS TO THE PANELISTS
After watching the videos, we invite you to share questions and comments to our panelists via this FORM which will remain open from Saturday February 13th-Friday February 19th. The panelists will meet to discuss these questions in mid-February, and a recording of that conversation will be captioned and posted on the website soon.
PLEASE DONATE AND SPREAD THE WORD!
As always, please help us spread the word about the conference using the hashtag #PsychedelicMadness2021.
Please also consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign if you are able. We are deeply grateful to those who already have!
FORMS ALSO NOW OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION PANELS
We encourage you to submit topics of interest to you related to the following themed Discussion Panels. The speakers will meet in March/April to discuss your questions:
"Psychedelic Guide and Therapeutic Abuse"
"The Madness of the Gender Binary"
"New Forms of Care for BIPOC Communities"
Next week, on Saturday February 20th we will release the videos for Presentation Panel 3, entitled "Histories and Legacies I: Colonization, State Violence, and Paradigms of Psychedelic Science and Spirituality." This panel features presentations by Camille Barton, Jules Evans, Dana Strauss and Phoebe Friesen.
Many thanks everyone, and especially to the captioning team and this week’s presenters: Vesper, Michael, Ron, Phoebe, James!
The PMA2021 Organizing Team.