- October 19, 2019
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
For many people, psychedelic experiences and events such as Burning Man offer alternative ways of being that feel refreshing and inspiring. How do we integrate these experiences into our daily lives? How can we begin to manifest a new world while inhabiting the old?
Poet, author, and Burning Man believer Nicholas Powers invites us to examine our ideas of identity and break through the images of self and society that divide us from our bliss.
Join Nicholas for an experiential workshop exploring the power of personal and social integration. Using meditation and writing, dancing, and humor, participants dissolve the “looking glass self” to reconnect with their authentic self and integrate that self into their daily life.
Map out how the different social masks we wear are mass-produced by systems of power. Become more aware of how hierarchy limits our vision and imagination. Visualize a new world and explore how self-transcendence can begin the work of creating that better world.
This is an integration group, and does not promote, facilitate, or require the use of psychedelics. This event and the views expressed by the presenter(s) are not a reflection of the views of California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), its Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, or the individuals employed by CIIS.
Nicholas Powers is a poet, journalist and associate professor of literature. His book The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street was published by Upset Press. His writings have appeared in Truth Out, Huffington Post, Raw Story, The Indypendent and the Village Voice.