January is turning into an excellent month for the visionary arts in New York. First up is the salon at CoSM coming up this Saturday night, with the creator of electricsheep; now we hear of another night of visionary culture and entertainment, this time in written form.
Next Thursday the 25th, NYC culture mag souldish is bringing us The Ayahuasca Monologues: Tales of the Spirit Vine. A panel of five will tell stories and share experiences relating to ayahuasca, the powerful shamanic brew from the Amazon that is making waves through circles of the visionary elite. It is going down at Manhattan nightspot Eyebeam. The featured five will be:
Daniel Pinchbeck – author of Breaking Open The Head: Psychedelics and Contemporary Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl.
Jamye Waxman – sexplorer, Playgirl advice columnist, Sex and Spirit podcaster.
Nat Bletter – ethnobotanist, explorer, herbal healer, and author of a recent piece on the psychoactive effects of chocolate in “Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao.”
Bill Kennedy – actor/storyteller and ayahuasca guardian.
Jonathan Phillips – founder of the NYC Gnostics, executive editor of Souldish.com.
7:30 PM, $10