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Join us for a Screening and Panel Discussion of the documentary, "Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience" at the historic La Paloma Theater in Encinitas, CA. Presented by the San Diego Mycological Society and Om Mushrooms.
The film takes viewers on a journey through the origins and resurgence of psychedelic research and explores how spiritual experiences are transforming mental health.
To allow for social distancing, there will be TWO separate shows. The 6PM show will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the director of the film and an assortment of experts in the field of psychedelics. The recording of this discussion will be sent to those who purchase tickets to the 9:15pm show.
All ticket sales will go directly towards supporting the filmmaker.
“My two favorite movies that are educational are ‘Fantastic Fungi’ and ‘Psychedelia.” There was footage I’ve never seen and it educated me on some things I did not know.”
- Paul Stamets, Mycologist and Author
“I’ve seen many films on the 1960s and the psychedelic renaissance, but I have to say this is one of the best.”
- Dennis McKenna, Ethnopharmacologist
“Absolutely terrific… this is an excellent film and one that should be seen widely. It’s really a film whose time has come.”
- Britt Bunyard, FUNGI Magazine
PAT MURPHY, DIRECTOR OF THE FILM
Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor, whose work includes programs for PBS, American Masters, and People magazine. He started making Psychedelia in 2011, upon learning about the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. Aside from filmmaking, he is an enthusiast for the outdoors, American history, and roots music.
TOM KINGSLEY BROWN, PhD, IBOGAINE RESEARCHER
Tom Kingsley Brown is an anthropologist who has been studying ibogaine-assisted treatment for opioid addiction for the past twelve years. He lives with his family in San Diego, and is employed by UC San Diego as the Coordinator of the McNair Scholars Program, a program for first-generation college students pursuing careers in research.
TYLER FINK, TRANSFORMATIONAL COACH
Tyler is a transformational coach specializing in addiction and psychedelic prep and integration. Through the use of psychedelic medicines, and other healing modalities, Tyler was able to step through his 12 year battle of opiate addiction transformed and impassioned to help others.
KAT KURNER, HEALING WITH KAT
Kat Kurner is a psychedelic guide, coach and activist working to decriminalize psychedelics and increase awareness of their many benefits if utilized in a safe setting with the right mindset and proper guidance. She specializes in end of life journey’s but supports anyone who is looking to find their way home to themselves that is medically sound to sit with psychedelics.
BECCA EVANS, ENTHEOGENIC RECOVERY COUNSELOR & INTEGRATION GUIDE
Becca is a certified addiction counselor in California, a certified psycho-spiritual integration guide, and psilocybin specialist. Becca's calling is to integrate entheogens and Buddhist teachings when working with people who use substances for true healing and empowerment. Becca is also a mother of 2 amazing kids, an advocate for harm reduction, and a person in recovery from opiate and alcohol addiction.
CHRISTI MYERS, FOUNDER & CEO OF FLOW INTEGRATIVE PSYCHEDELIC WELLNESS
Christi Myers is a Visionary, Psychedelic Consultant & Ketamine Facilitator. With a Passion for the human potential & benefits of psychedelic wellness. Professor and Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services. Background of over 17 years in Emergency Medicine as a Paramedic. Mom of 2, Trauma Survivor, Mission driven to teach others how to do Drugs on Purpose, with Purpose.
ABOUT THE VENUE
On February 11, 1928 La Paloma Theatre opened with the film "The Cohen's And Kelly's in Paris." The gala event was attended by Hollywood starlet and soon to be Academy Award winner Mary Pickford. It has been rumored that she rode her bicycle all the way to La Paloma from Fairbanks Ranch for the event.
La Paloma (The Dove) was one of the first theatres to show "Talkies." Talking pictures premiered in 1927 with the Warner Bros. film "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson. Making the transition from silent pictures to "talkies" didn't happen over night, so La Paloma was also equipped with a beautiful pipe organ, a standard piece of theatre equipment during the Silent era. Films in the early days of motion pictures were usually preceded by a vaudeville stage act, and La Paloma was well suited for that.
Over the years many performers have graced the stage of La Paloma. Musical artists as diverse as Loreena McKennitt, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Jerry Garcia and Eddie Vedder.
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Date & Time
Mar 31, 2022 6:00 PM-10:30 PM