Daniel Waterman – Entheogen, Society & Law

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Date(s) - 18 September, 2016
18:30 - 22:30

Kokopelli Smartshop

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Entheogen, Society & Law – talk and discussion with audience

Daniel Waterman (born 1962) is a British philosopher, artist, writer, freelance researcher and Ayahuasca expert, living in the Netherlands.

His book “Entheogens, Society & Law” was written over the course of thirteen years. This non-academic critique of contemporary discourses on entheogens and psychedelics to date presents a thorough analysis of the role of magical thinking, moral and ideological preferences in the dissemination of conflicting interpretations of psychoactive plants, substances, their uses, users and effects.

Entheogens, Society & Law covers important historical events such as Dutch psychiatrist Jan Bastiaan’s use of LSD in the treatment of victims of Nazi persecution and the ensuing political debate in the Netherlands, landmark legal cases of União do Vegetal and Santo Daime, philosophical arguments, medical ethics, religious arguments, the influence of New Age beliefs, and finally takes a critical look at the role of Judeo-Christian moral concepts in the undermining of the relationship between spirituality and ethics in different areas of society.

Daniel will be using a Talking Stick to encourage audience participation.

Entrance fee: € 3 at the door

After the event Daniel will be selling his book, which you can also find here:

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