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ARK Series presents…
How To Change Your Mind
In conversation with Nick Powers, PhD.
May 18, 2019
7pm Door / 8pm Show | $45 | All Ages
222 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from dozens of news stories — to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which generate “subperceptual” effects that can improve mood, productivity and creativity.
Michael Pollan’s new book, “How to Change Your Mind,” is not about that. It’s about macro-dosing. It’s about taking enough LSD or psilocybin (mushrooms) to feel the colors and smell the sounds, to let the magic happen, to chase the juju. And it’s about how mainstream science ceded the ground of psychedelics decades ago, and how it’s trying to get it back.
This unique event from the ARK Series on May 18th at Keller Auditorium will feature Pollan in conversation with Dr. Nick Powers, professor of literature, poet, and journalist, and founder of the People of Color camp at Burning Man. He has explored how psychedelics transform the practice of journalism and how they intersect with race.
For the past thirty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the environment.
Pollan is the author of eight books, six of which have been New York Times bestsellers; three of them (including his latest, How to Change Your Mind) were immediate #1 New York Times bestsellers. Previous books include Cooked (2013), Food Rules (2009), In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008) and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006), which was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. It also won the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, the James Beard Award for best food writing, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Pollan’s 2001 book, The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, also a New York Times bestseller was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon.com.
Nicholas Powers is a professor of literature, poet and journalist. His book, The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street was published by Upset Press. He has written for The Indypendent, Truth Out, Huff Post and The Village Voice. He’s gone to Burning Man since 2002 and founded the People of Color Camp.
The ARK Series is a new platform, created by Beloved Festival and Soul’d Out Productions, that aims to put radical and novel ideas at the forefront. We’ll continue to explore how music and celebration can feed these conversations AND we need a place to make these conversations more explicit. More information and events at www.arkseries.com.