Buddha, Jesus & Ayahuasca

The rising interest in Eastern spiritual disciplines, shamanic
ceremonies, “the psychedelic renaissance,” mystery schools, and
neo-tribal festivals like Burning Man reveals a potential reemergence of
the initiatory process in our techno-industrialized world. Could
civilization itself be acting out a hero’s journey, embarking on a quest
of separation, initiation, and reunion in a final dramatic act to heal
ourselves and our world?

In this candid discussion, Evolver Editions authors Darrin Drda (The
Four Global Truths) and Jonathan Talat Phillips (The Electric Jesus)
will explore how members of a growing planetary culture are integrating
ancient practices with modern living, balancing the dance between
psychedelic revelation and serious spiritual practice, reinventing
community while occupying the digital age, and how we can evolve and
utilize this complicated alchemy to address the many challenges facing

Jonathan Talat Phillips is the author of “The Electric Jesus: The
Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic.” He is a Bioenergetic healer,
creator of The Ayahuasca Monologues, co-founder of Reality Sandwich and
Evolver.net and coordinates 40+ Evolver "Spore" chapters. Phillips will
be making a rare SF appearance for his Electric Jesus book tour.

Darrin Drda is author of “The Four Global Truths: Awakening to the
Peril and Promise of Our Times.” He is a longtime practitioner and
instructor of Insight meditation, as well as a facilitator for the
Awakening the Dreamer symposium, which promotes ecological
sustainability, social justice, and spiritual fulfillment. He lives in
San Francisco.

Event details:
Februrary 7, 2012 7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Center, SF
546 Fillmore ST
San Francisco, CA 94117

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