Charles Shaw & Michael Garfield make a stop to Portland on to present a night of engaging presentations & live music.
Charles Shaw: "Charting the Spiritual and Political Awakening of the Evolutionary Subculture, and Giving Voice to the Lives of the Disenfranchised."
Charles Shaw will be discussing his book Exile Nation and related topics like the drug war, the prison system, and shamanic medicines, with a particular focus on the role of the Shadow in our own awakenings and healings, and its role in this Evolutionary Subculture as a whole.
Charles Shaw is the author of the critically-acclaimed Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality and Director of the Unheard Voices documentary project. His work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guerrilla News Network, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES! and Znet. In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism.
Michael Garfield: "Sketches of an Emerging Human Mythos: Evolution, Alchemy, Art, & Activism in an Age of Transition"
Drawing on sources from evolutionary game theory to sacred geometry, cosmology to jazz, Michael playfully deconstructs the boundaries between self and other, the one and the many to offer a rare perspective on the crisis and opportunity of our age - an emerging worldview aware of the vast patterns in which humanity is embedded, and how each of us is a crucial participant.
Additionally, Michael will offer his own acoustic-electronic music as a performance of this emergent integrated paradigm - a dynamic concert in which science and art, left and right hemispheres, head and heart unite.
Trained in evolutionary ecology only to become a performance painter, essayist, and cyber-troubadour, integralist Michael Garfield is intent on demonstrating how everything is equally art, science, and spiritual practice. Writing on the creative intersections of human inquiry and expression, his combination of independent research and cohesive multimedia communication point the way toward an integrated exploration of time, life, and mind that straddles communities, ignoring battle lines drawn between transhumanism (H+ Magazine), integral philosophy (Integral Institute), technoshamanism (Reality Sandwich), popular culture (D/Visible Magazine, Colorado Music Board), and academia (University of Kansas, John F. Kennedy University).
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Added by kentbye on October 4, 2010