Psychedelic narratives of healing & harm


Sliding Scale Cost $15-$25

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In this Masterclass Julian Vayne will explore the stories we weave around the psychedelic experience. We’ll explore what role metaphors play in emerging and integrating psychedelic insights, and the ways in which narratives, such as those around trauma, can become limiting or even harmful. Expect both cutting edge insights for underground and licensed psychedelic settings, plus a healthy dose of psychedelic history to help us create better informed ways of thinking and talking about tripping.

Meet Your Teacher

Julian Vayne is a British independent scholar and author with over four decades of experience within esoteric culture: from Druidry to Chaos Magic, from indigenous Shamanism through to Freemasonry and Witchcraft. 

His journey into group ritual practice began within the Western Esoteric Tradition when he was 16. Since then he has worked in ceremony with practitioners from many different lands and lineages. Julian is a senior member of the Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros and widely recognized as one of Britain’s leading occultists.

Today Julian is the author of books, essays, journals and articles in both the academic and esoteric press. He sees his work as part of the process to help re-imagine an earth-centered, non-dogmatic, open-source spirituality. He shares his practice through mentoring, workshops, online teaching and retreats. Julian’s style is highly collaborative. With an academic background in teaching and learning, and as co-author of numerous texts, Julian’s style emphasizes curiosity, collaboration and creativity. His approach is informed by chaos magic, deep ecology and lineages within Wicca and Tantra.

Julian is a co-organizer of the psychedelic conference Breaking Convention, and a Trustee of The Psychedelic Museum Project. A founding member of the post-prohibition think-tank Transform, Julian sits on the academic board of The Journal of Psychedelic Studies, and has been a visiting lecturer at several British universities. He is an advocate of post-prohibition culture and supporter of psychedelic prisoners through the Scales project. Julian facilitates psychedelic ceremony, as well as providing one-to-one psychedelic integration sessions and support. He is the author of the celebrated Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony. He is also a Fungi family favourite – hosting both our Sacred Spaceholder program in Guatemala as well as our online Psychedelic Journeywork course! 


Julian Vayne

Author, Scholar, Magic Man!

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