650 Indiana St. @ Mariposa and 19th st.
San Francisco, California 94107

Pronunciation: "prE-'sti-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: from post-concrescence Latin praesuperstes to know beforehand, from prae- + superstes standing over (as witness or survivor), from prae- + stare to stand
1 a: a belief or practice resulting insight into the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or an intuitive conception of causation b: an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the apocalypse, supernatural, or God resulting from an existential crises.
2: a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary
3: how views of the future shape not only the future, but the experience of the NOW.
The Visionary Voices Salon
From Noon to 6 pm, the forces behind the Visionary Voices Salon, will bring the bay area an opportunity to meet, discuss and be entertained by three of the most exciting Critical Futurists in the world today:
Daniel Pinchbeck, the author of the book that shook up the Entheogenic community, and exposed the American Middle Class to the reawakening of the counter culture- Breaking Open the Head ( http://breakingopenthehead.com/about_the_book.htm ) Will open at Noon discussing his new book: 2012 : The Return of Quetzalcoatl. The book has already created a storm of controversy (see: amazon.com http://tinyurl.com/f5pho for reviews), as the larger experiential community is brought face to face with our secret desires and insights. It promises to be an entertaining look at apocalyptic prestition and what we can do about it.
1 to 2 pm: Discussion and networking. Sonic Sorcery provided by dj elfmachine
@ 2 pm: Erik Davis ( http://techgnosis.com/ ) is one of the foremost cultural theorists of our era- He will be presenting on his latest book Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape. The author of the rEvolutionary TechGnosis : Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information and the sublime- Led Zeppelin (33 1/3). A frequent contributor to Wired and other cutting edge journals, he will speak about the spiritual communities in the most altered state California, and the prestition which infects them all.
@ 3 pm: More Discussion, Music and Dance from dj elfmachine
@ 4 pm: Mark Pesce, making one of his rare returns to the Bay Area! The author of The Playful World, ( http://playfulworld.com/ ) and numerous essays and multimedia presentations on the impact of technology on our future- The developer of VRML, and a PoMo Iconoclast, will be presenting on whatever aspect of prestition captures his polymathic perception.
@ 5 pm to close, we will have discussion, networking, flirting, fascination and fabulous findesiecle formulations, hosted by Linda Rosa Corazon and Dr. Concrescence, the founders and co-hosts of the Visionary Voices Salon. VVS was created as a regular salon which would create a meeting place for the Bay Area's progressive and experiential community so we could meet and network, around a theme for the evening, with presenters from the shamanic, techgnostic, scientific and art edges-with room for discussion and networking.
@ all times in between. Poet in residence Clifford Anderson, will by riffing psychedelic resonant poetry for the oversoul.
The party will be from Noon to 6 PM @ Café Cocomo 650 INDIANA STREET (Mariposa and 19th), SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94107.( http://www.cafecocomo.com ) Donations $20.00. 21 and Over- No One Turned away for lack of Funds- Free and plentiful Parking- also easily accessible via MUNI routes 22 'Fillmore' and 15 '3rd' and Caltrans- Plenty of Drink, and Some Food
The next Visionary Voices Salon will be July 9'Th

Official Website: http://www.visionaryvoices.org

Added by cafecocomo on May 30, 2006