Daniel Pinchbeck – Psychedelic Initiation and the Ecological Mega-Crisis
Talk from Daniel Pinchbeck at Breaking Convention: 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, University of Greenwich, 10-12th July, 2015. – http://2015.breakingconvention.co.uk/
This talk was part of the Transformations with Psychedelics symposium.
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