Drug Test: Ayahuasca, the "Everest" of Psychedelics?

WED // DEC 11

Come find out about Ayahuasca, the alleged "Everest" of psychedelics. Sarah will describe her recent journey, present photos of her before and after, and even show the results on her FitBit! And she'll also talk about how firefighters busted into the ceremony, mid-trip. She will be joined by an illustrious panel of experts to correct all the facts she got wrong and to answer audience questions!

Since the dawn of mankind, humans have tried to get high in one way or another. Why? Altered states of consciousness can be profoundly dangerous or dangerously profound. Knowledge makes the difference. We welcome a panel of experts and comedians to discuss how these drugs work! 

Trigger warning: this will be a frank discussion of drugs and drug use.


Giancarlo Canavesio is an award winning filmmaker covering topics like psychedelic and plant medicines, tantricsex, new frontiers on mysticism and science, and indigenous wisdom. He has produced "Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines" and "The Last Shaman."

Kevon Simpson is a healer, activist, and founder of The Entheogen Integration Circle.

Adam Strauss is a psychedelic comedian.

Maxi Cohen is an award-winning artist and filmmaker. She most recently executive produced From Shock to Awe, the story of suicidal veterans who recover from PTSD with ayahuasca and MDMA.

About your host:

Sarah Rose Siskind is a comedy writer for StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic. She also writes SciFi cartoons for Facebook Watch and Cartuna. She's written comedy for UCB, Fox, CBS, and performs all over New York City. She wrote her Harvard thesis on comedy because what says funny more than 130 pages of MLA-formatted, academic text that one graduate student called: "humorous." Follow her at @srskind.

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

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