David Gaian Upon over 30 years of global community development, international NGO and US nonprofit leadership, and human potential, holistic health, and biotech science R&D work, David draws from a wealth of life experience to enrich the topics of his talks. These “transformative conversations” as David structures them, seek to integrate an inviting balance of irreverent inquisitiveness, engaging story-telling, and the potential for further fueling, in each listener, a transformative passion for the adventure of their own individual awakening and the critical role that plays in the net potential of our collective destiny. David lives in Boulder Colorado, USA, with his wife Dasha and their son Bodhi and is, together with Dennis McKenna and Bob Fisk, a co-founder of Symbio Life Sciences, PBC.
TITLE: Homo Symbiosis
On the creative challenges and unprecedented adventure of embracing the evolutionary leap before us. “Sapiens Sapiens” we call ourselves, but perhaps the final measure of our species’ “wisdom” will be the degree to which we sublimated the powers of our separative primate egos to the potential of our awakening psychedelic minds and peace of our would-be symbiotic planetary hearts. If going “beyond psychedelics” also means going beyond history, relating beyond fear, innovating beyond limits, loving beyond reason, or collectively heralding in the awakening of Homo Symbiosis, then how might we consciously quicken this post-psychedelic evolutionary potential? Drawing from three major streams of personal living and professional experience in the domains of psychedelic psychotherapy, non-dual spirituality, and global community development, this talk and follow-up group conversation is purposed to explore the authentic capacity of the entheogenic experience, literally “beyond psychedelics”, to positively impact personal wellbeing and collective becoming at this critical moment in human history.