FANTASTIC FUNGI GLOBAL SUMMIT
"Mushroom" Free Content
ART FUNGALLERY & INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
In this deleted scene from the film FANTASTIC FUNGI, we are treated to a symphonic waltz set to the stunning time-lapses videos of mushrooms, filmed by various artists. It’s as if the mushrooms are dancing to the music. Enjoy.
3D Fungi World Virtual Experience by Elliot Jobe
Enjoy this 3D virtual reality feeling fungi world experience. You feel like you are taking part in a video game, art gallery experience, an psychedelic journey all in one. Its so cool to see what’s around the corner for Mushroom video games and VR experiences. Video and Graphics by Elliot Jobe.
20 Minute Sound Meditation with Alexandre Tannous
Enjoy this sound meditation, recorded in binaural audio. So Pop in head phones and sink into deep listening, as this will take you into a deep meditative state. Alexandre Tannous uses sound bowls, various chimes, gongs and more. He also has a full interview in the Voices from the Underground Premium Access and a special sneak peak of that interview is available in the Health & Wellness mushroom. He is a fascinating mathematical mind mixed with creative genius. Enjoy!
Sit back, open your eyes and your heart and take a healing journey through expansive and ever changing visuals. The mushroom mandala journey… It’s a trip!
Innovator and CEO at Ecovative Design
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Eben Bayer, CEO at Ecovative Design, and innovator who uses biology to solve important environmental challenges. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we unveil a fascinating discussion of nature and engineering fusing together to create a company that makes products from mycelium. Yes, you’ll want to learn all about the cutting edge mycelium products! It’s fascinating to learn about how a product is inspired by mother nature. Then he and Louie dive deep into pros and cons of capitalism and what the future holds for companies like Ecovative and others that are jumping into this mushroom boom of industry… what will it become?
Musician, Co-Creator of Thievery Corporation
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Rob Garza, a musician, co-creator of Thievery Corporation, and a pioneer in the now flourishing electronic music movement. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we find out some deep insights: How the new generation of musicians is affected by psychedelics. How to enhance your creativity and life. And then beyond the discussions on music we dig deeply into lifting the veil that most of us carry over our perception of life. Enjoy this intimate talk with one of music’s great talents, Rob Garza.
Filmmaker & Futurist
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Jason Silva, filmmaker, futurist, philosopher and public speaker known for hosting Nat Geo shows Brain Games and Origins. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we talk candidly with Jason about everything from Albert Huxley to Robin Williams to Dr. Suess. Jason collects quotes from the greats because it reflects a shared experience and a knowing that we are not alone in these “aha” glimpses into reality. Jason talks about how to “upgrade our brains,” which includes psychedelic interventions amongst other practices. You’ll learn about our birthright to have a life without the weight of a story that continually extrapolates into death. Yes, this guy is a philosopher, is wicked smart, but is so approachable and fun. You’ll feel like you are in his room in Amsterdam just hanging out having a deep conversation – in fact, we were.
Composer & Musician
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Jeremiah Fraites, Composer, Musician, and multi instrumentalist known as one of the founders of the Lumineers. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we dig deeply into the behind the scenes short film An Air that Kills. Plus we actually get to see that short film as well before diving deeply into a discussion on music and art and why having no lyrics gives our mind and imagination time and space to create; it lets us relate. One thing we’ll learn from Jeremiah is how to get honest and be your own critic, in a good way.
Neuroscientist & Inventor
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Adam Gazzaley, neuroscientist & inventor of the first video game approved by the FDA as medical treatment. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we look deeply at why HUMANITY IS IN A COGNITION CRISIS. Adam studies the brain and really is diving into studying the “experience.” We learn how we hope to be able to monitor one’s “state of being” so as to aid in theraputic guidance during psychedelic sessions, much like a shaman does intuitively. It’s fascinating cutting edge work that explores the current gap between science and psychedelics. He also gives us insights into set and setting for this work and how his video game helps people. One thing you’ll love understanding is that its the “Experience, not the Molecule.” Watch, and you’ll understand the power within.
Author & Micobiologist
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Tradd Cotter, author, microbiologist, and founder of a retreat center in Jamaica for mushroom journeys. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we discover the man behind “Mushroom Mountain.” You’ll get the inside details on his growing center and treatment center all in one, in Jamaica. He talks integration, the need for trained therapists, and the need for longer experiences like one gets on a retreat. You’ll feel his love of mushrooms sporing through the screen. Why? Because mushrooms show us the need for community and mushrooms help solve issues too, like the mycopesticides he’s developed (in a community fashion) that help kill fire ants and another pesky crop killer. Why use chemicals when we can go natural?
Poet & Performance Artist
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with In-Q or In-Question, which is the stage name for Adam Schmalholz an American songwriter and National Poetry Slam Champion. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we hear the honest unrehearsed truths about his own life lessons and experiences. He reminds us that “If you are not inspired, then you are not paying attention.” We look at some of the main problems with our human species currently. And we discuss how art can actually move the society. This is important, art has meaning and message that can move and direct how we think and act as a culture. You’ll love this inspired intimate conversation with In-Q.
Filmmaker & Activist
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Ryland Engelhart, co-founder and executive producer of Kiss the Ground Foundation and Kiss the Ground documentary. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we dig deeply into SOIL, biodiverse vs fertilizer, and how fungi contributes to the life of soil. We also have the chance to understand how at age 18, with learning disabilities and a lot of self-hate, he was introduced to ayahuasca (by his parents) and had a transformational experience. He’s gone from feeling inadequate to running a “triple bottom line” group of restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, plus the Kiss the Ground foundation and film. He’s living proof of the plant medicine and healing power within. You’ll shed a tear, be inspired, and want to start making compost all within one surprisingly delightful hour long conversation.
Scientist & Biomimicry Inventor
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Jay Harman, scientist and award winning biomimicry inventor. He was described by the science channel as a “Visionary” and “Futurist.” In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we dig deep with this sought after speaker to uncover the new science of biomimicry, the highly sustainable and efficient solutions he creates for a better world, and talk of his theories on “Capturing the Force of Nature.” We talk propellers, fan turbine, cooling systems, mushrooms, and nothing less than how we change our view of the world. This self-made billionaire and inventor surely has deep thoughts and innovation to share with us all.
Mycologist & Entrepreneur
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with William Padilla-Brown, a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, and amateur phycologist. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we dig deeply into this self-made scientists mushroom growing business, his teaching, and the tenacity it took to learn it all before it was popular or readily available wisdom. He’ll show you that cultivation is available to anyone to do. He’ll inspire and show you about feeding yourself better, especially if in an undeserved community. At times, he helps take us through the science of growing, but put it into layman’s terms. We talk biomimicry. We talk about the language of symbols that are not learned. It’s fascinating, because mushrooms have a language and wisdom to communicate from billions of years of survival on this planet. We can learn from them. And you can learn from William.
Inventor & Biodesigner
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Bob Hendrikx, inventor, architect, and biodesigner who strives to heal the parasitic relationship with humanity and its environment. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we have a fun-loving but incredibly eye-opening discussion on new mushroom based products. Let’s just start with the LIVING COFFIN THAT TURNS HUMANS INTO COMPOST. Yeah, it’s the best way to give back, in fact people were lining up to be the first to use this for their loved one’s departures. Bob also speaks about his LIVING HOMES grown from mycelium. Then we talk carbon footprint, plus we talk about the real obstacles he is facing on making his coffins more commercially acceptable. Bob is a bright light in the space of innovation.
Tania de Jong AM
Singer & Performer
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Tania de Jong AM, an acclaimed Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, global speaker, creative innovation authority. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we dig deeply into how to create an interconnected world where people DO NOT HAVE TO BE ALONE. Psychedelics can help achieve this by helping you overcome your darkest trauma and replacing it with beauty. Hear about how charity and helping others can illicit this as well. She shares her joy and hope for a better world. You’ll be inspired, hopeful and feel like you are on a spiritual breakthrough just from experiencing this full interview.
Actor & Filmmaker
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Elijah Allan-Blitz, an Emmy award-winning director and first Virtual Reality director for TIME Magazine. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we talk with Elijah about how in the VR experience, how we as filmmakers have a responsibility for how far we can “go,” because the brain really feels like VR is real. VR is an immersive experience that can help create EMPATHY and ultimately we feel that we can use VR like psychedelics, to expand consciousness! The talk with Elijah continues into his virtual reality series starring Marvel actors and how this virtual reality tech innovations may help bridge the gap between daily life and psychedelics…
Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Jon Ching, a self trained artist from Hawaii that exemplifies the potential of life in his stunning paintings. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we talk with Jon about his process, how he is inspired by mushrooms, adds mushrooms into his paintings and lets his intuition drive his paintings. For him, he allows himself to not think. Nature mimics itself actually. Lightning looks like mycelial networks in the sky. Jon is filled with a sense of major “Stokage,” ie to be fully stoked.
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