5-MEO-OH MY GOD

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Type:
Class/Workshop
Located at Camp:

Description:

"5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) is a psychedelic tryptamine found in a wide variety of plant species, and a single psychoactive toad species, the Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius). First synthesized in 1936, 5-MEO-DMT has been used in ritualistic snuffs in Central and South America for thousands of years, and the use of psychoactive toad venom was almost certainly known to ancient Pre-Columbian cultures. Although outlawed in the United States in January of 2011, the use of 5-MEO-DMT continues to rise throughout the world, in both religious and 'recreational' contexts. Although often described as 'literally indescribable', we have gathered a panel of experts to try to break down what this experience is, both subjectively and from a neuropharmacological perspective, and what it might mean. We will also discuss the emerging 'best practices' for facilitators and users to be as safe as possible when engaging with this substance. Moderated by Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of DanceSafe"