Psychedelics, Ego Death and the Afterlife- Darren Springer

Feb 5, 2020 at 18:30 — 21:00 (GMT)
Organiser: Breaking Convention

Breaking Convention in collaboration with The University of Greenwich Psychedelic Society presents:

Darren Springer; Psychedelics, Ego Death and the Afterlife.

BUILDING AND ROOM NUMBER: King William Building Room 302 (Third floor) Post code is SE10 9LS (for anyone that has attended Breaking Convention conference, it's the same location as the lectures from Aug 2019). Security Guards on both gates will be happy to point you in the right direction. See map below with relevant building circled.

In this talk Darren will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the mythical Underworld and the ancient art of navigating the afterlife, and how this all corresponds with the psychedelic experience coined "Ego Death".

He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these practices in ancient Africa, Mesopotamia and Europe and how they have become coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world in initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.

In this presentation, Darren will share how these Psychedelics were used in experiencing navigating the afterlife and dance with death, allowing you to live a more purposeful and liberated life.

Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006, a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and ancient spiritual systems in his community.

VENUE: The University of Greenwich, King William Building, Room 302 (third floor). nearest station: Cutty Sark or Greenwich. Regular buses from Canada Water.

Tickets: concessions for students/OAPS/UoGPS members

The Greenwich Campus is notoriously difficult to navigate so please leave enough time to find the room. Security guards at both entrances will be happy to point you in the right direction!

Any enquiries please email


Breaking Convention is a registered charity. Our aim is to support and promote psychedelic research. We hold a biennial academic conference, host regular evening lectures, publish an edited collection of essays and award funds to up-and-coming researchers in the field. As a mainly volunteer-led organisation we are always grateful for any donations big or small that help us continue our work. We have added a 'donation' ticket which goes directly to us, this is entirely optional and we extend our deepest thanks to those who choose to donate so we can continue to expand the organisation and help psychedelic research become more feasible. More information on our mission as a charity can be found here:

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