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02-28-2003, 11:56 PM
Hi Daniel and other BOTH'ers...I just wanted to let you know about this free event....
"Make Ayahuasca Not War!"
Lecture and Film at the London School of Economics - FREE!
Piers Gibbon will be showing the Channel 4 Ayahuasca film "Jungle Trip" and giving a talk on ayahuasca and the entheogens - "Make Ayahuasca Not War!"
8pm Thursday March 13th 2003, LSE, Clement House, Aldwych, London (next to the Post Office)
Piers Gibbon has previously given talks at Ethnobotanica 2002 in Australia, Psychoactivity in Holland and the Human Be-In and Big Green Gathering in the UK.
For details,map,disabled access and poster check website www.piersgibbon.com (http://www.piersgibbon.com) <http://www.piersgibbon.com/>
03-06-2003, 05:48 AM
piers - do you have any idea if and when this film will be showing in the
u.s? also, will channel 4 eventually show it on t.v. in the u.k? if so, can
you let me know when so that i can tell my friends in ireland and the u.k
to check it out. all the best, kevin.
[ March 06, 2003, 06:49 AM: Message edited by: saoirse ]
03-06-2003, 09:03 PM
Piers, I just posted a pair of messages on your site. Looking forward to downloading and printing out a copy of the poster for your talk--just to have it, as it's unlikely that anyone would fly to London from here in Vienna just for a lecture.
One suggestion, for whatever it's worth. Try not to give the impression (if you do, or have, I don't know) that drinking ayahuasca is some kind of fast track to enlightenment. That sometimes annoys and alienates those whose paths and tastes are different. I'm reacting to the negative review your film got, which you posted on your site. Just about everyone who's ever tried hallucinogens has gotten the feeling of being flooded with information / knowledge / primordial wisdom, and one of the hardest things is not to get puffed up about it. That reviewer described Alan the American talking self-importantly about destroying the ego, and without ever having met Alan, I feel like I know exactly what the reviewer means.
Then again, it's also OK to piss off people like that reviewer. He can handle it. It's educational.
A shaman said to me in Ecuador one time, "I've been drinking ayahuasca for seventeen years, and I'm still the same moronic asshole I was when I started!" A pretty wise statement, I'm sure you'll agree.
Peace, and keep up the good work.
[ March 06, 2003, 10:07 PM: Message edited by: Woodpecker ]
03-07-2003, 06:00 AM
the film has already been shown on c4 here in uk..its also being shown on national geographic (europe section only i think) as "fear and loathing" and the sci fi channel too..check my website for updates on reshowings etc...but usa has not bought it as yet...send your local broadcaster an email!
and on the other point - yes...i am still a moronic asshole too..i hope that comes across clearly in my talks
[ March 07, 2003, 07:01 AM: Message edited by: Piers Gibbon ]
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