Entangled Life

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To celebrate the UK launch of Merlin Sheldrake’s book Entangled Life, we’ll be speaking with him and fellow mushroom experts Darren Springer and David Satori.

Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can alter our consciousness, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. Indeed, they provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave.

Join us for a fascinating discussion on how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our future…


Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from the University of Cambridge for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. https://www.merlinsheldrake.com/

Darren Springer is a facilitator, researcher and event organizer based in London. He’s the Director of Ancient Future, Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts and Soul & Sound. He is also a qualified permaculture teacher and organic horticulturalist. https://www.darrenlebaron.com/

David Satori is a mycologist, conservationist, teacher, and an avid enthusiast of plants and fungi. He holds a master’s degree in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity, and Conservation for which he studied at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. In 2018, he launched Myceliate - a radical conservation initiative dedicated to improving the state of fungal wildlife in the UK, whilst strengthening people’s connection to nature through sustainable mushroom foraging and cultivation.  https://myceliate.com/

The discussion will be chaired by The Psychedelic Society's Bonny Tydeman.


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