Midnight Water: A Journey through the Labyrinth

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Join us for an evening of readings, discussion and song as we explore the realms of Midnight Water, a psychedelic memoir about death, grief, and redemption.

Author Katherine MacLean, PhD, former psychedelic researcher and guide at Johns Hopkins, will be reading from her debut memoir and discussing its complex themes in conversation with local artist, Eileen Hall. 

This will be a rare opportunity to meet the author, ask questions, and receive a signed copy of her book.

Midnight Water: A Psychedelic Memoir by Katherine MacLean, Ph.D. is a story of grief and redemption by a groundbreaking scientist who led the way in psychedelic research. In Dr. MacLean’s first year on the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, her path takes an unexpected detour following the death of her younger sister from cancer. After leaving her faculty job, MacLean travels the world —bringing medical and humanitarian aid to remote Himalayan villages and creating sanctuary spaces for psychedelic support — until she settles on an organic farm. While birthing and raising her two children, leading workshops, psychedelic retreats, and training to become an MDMA therapist, MacLean’s traumatic past and the loss of her sister continue to haunt her. When her father is dying, MacLean realizes that she must dive straight into the heart of her own labyrinth in order to forgive him. Midnight Water is not only a personal story of psychedelic healing but an inspired vision for a psychedelic future that positions women and family caregivers at the center of home-based healing, from birth through death.

When and where?

LoveShack is a cool, cosy, candlelit patch of vegan paradise tucked under the railway arches of Cambridge Heath Station. Their mushroom focused menu and range of mushroomy drinks are the perfect combo for any event!

Come along, get yourself a Lion's Mane Cacao or an organic Chaga infused bourbon cocktail and get settled in for an evening of psychedelic memoir magic!

Thursday 13th Julyl / 7-10pm / LoveShack, 299 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9HA

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Katherine MacLean, Ph.D.

Katherine MacLean, Ph.D. is a research scientist with expertise in studying the effects of mindfulness meditation and psychedelics on cognitive performance, emotional well-being, spirituality and brain function. As a postdoctoral research fellow and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she conducted clinical trials of psilocybin, the primary chemical found in “magic mushrooms,”  and other psychedelic compounds. Her groundbreaking research on psilocybin and personality change suggests that psychedelic medicines can enhance openness to new experiences and promote mental health and emotional well-being throughout the lifespan. Dr. MacLean co-founded and directed the first center for psychedelic education and training in New York, was featured in the New Yorker article entitled “The Trip Treatment” by Michael Pollan, and her TED Talk has been viewed nearly fifty thousand times.

Eileen Hall

Eileen is an Ecuadorean/Scottish creative director, artist, researcher & explorer based in London.

She is the Founder of Tayos, an organisation supporting the protection of endangered habitats in Ecuador as well as exploring our relationship to nature and its role in our wellbeing through art, music & science. Tayos was inspired and ignited by the work of her late father Stan Hall who sought to uncover the lost history of the Americas and the Tayos treasure legend.

In her paintings she enjoys exploring the numinous, luminous, liminal and elemental qualities of consciousness & our inner landscapes. Inspired by the wild landscapes of her home country of Ecuador, alongside her love of music and psychedelics, she creates dreamscapes and dreamseeds that combine these threads of her imagination.

As a healing guide and meditation teacher she has worked with individuals, groups and companies worldwide combining creativity and contemplation practices for wellbeing and health for a number of years.



With music by

Kate Fleur Young

Kate Fleur Young is a musician, artist and certified sound healer and yoga teacher. In the last few years, she’s expanded from her professional electro-pop music path to working with her voice as frequency for healing. A calling that came from finding her own solace in sound amidst a busy London life.

Kate’s alchemic crystal bowls fused with her ethereal transcendent vocals allow you to reset, rebalance and realign, attuning you to your higher power and magic. Kate is passionate about guiding people into deep lucid states of relaxation, opening receptivity to frequency codes, connection, and cosmic journeys of the soul. 

The frequencies of her alchemic crystal bowls are in alignment with the natural rhythm of nature and our wheel of the year, our changing Seasons, planets and the lunar cycle. She creates a space of ritual and ceremony around the healings to place them at significant times in the calendar to promote as much potency as possible. 

She believes that sound has the power to bridge the gap between humans and nature.

You can explore her incredible work at:


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