Psycherence 2018

September 21, Tallinn, Estonia

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Psycherence, the conference of consciousness and psychedelics, offers an opportunity to meet the planet’s four leading experts on these fields. Psycherence can provide interesting discussions about the existence of humanity.

What is consciousness? Recent decades have raised more questions than answers. Modern science, based on measuring does not give us sufficient answers. Might it be that a man of the 21st century is not yet ready to understand the nature of the consciousness he carries? What are the tools available for us to explore, influence and experience consciousness?


08:00 – 09:30


Coffee, tea and snacks are served in the hallway

09:30 – 10:30

Opening ritual

10:30 – 12:00

Luis Eduardo Luna (Brazil)

“The Yajé/Ayahuasca Banisteriopsis Complex, a Cultural, Scientific, and Artistic Overview”

The use of these preparations within a larger context of pre-Columbian plant knowledge. Introductory overview of indigenous and mestizo Amazonian use of yajé and ayahuasca within animistic worldviews. The adoption of ayahuasca as a sacrament by expanding Brazilian religious organizations from the thirties onwards. 
Read more about him and his topic at Psycherence

12:00 – 12:30


Time to walk around and interact with other visitors. Coffee, tea and snacks are served in the hallway.

12:30 – 14:30

Dennis McKenna (USA)

“Bitter Brews and other abominations: A Pharmacognostic Survey of Mind-altering natural substances”

Psychoactive substances with vast chemical diversity are widely distributed throughout the Earth’s biosphere and are surprisingly common in plants, animals, and fungi. This is a reflection of the common evolutionary origins of all life, and is the result of billions of years of biochemical coevolution, cooperation, and competition. 
Read more about him and his topic at Psycherence

14:30 – 16:00


Warm buffet-lunch is served in the hallways. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket if you prefer only vegetarian food or would also like fish.

16:00 – 17:30

Susan Blackmore (UK)

“Mysteries of consciousness: Falling in and out of illusion”

Are you conscious now? If so, what you are conscious of? And what you were conscious of a moment ago? I suspect you think you know, when really you don’t. This is because we are all so deeply deluded about our own minds. 
Read more about her and her topic at Psycherence

17:30 – 18:00


Time to walk around and meet people. Coffee, tea and snacks are served in the hallway.

18:00 – 19:30

Jeremy Narby (Switzerland)

“Plants as teachers / plants as persons”

Amazonian people have long considered certain plants, such as ayahuasca and tobacco, as teachers. Now scientists are starting to view plants as sentient beings capable of learning, remembering, communicating and acting, and consequently to place them in the catgory of “persons” rather than of “objects”. 
Read more about him and his topic at Psycherence


Get your Psycherence ticket early to reserve your place in this extraordinary gathering.
The ticket price includes coffee-breaks and an abundant buffet-lunch.

Price will increase as follows: 
150€ until June 1st 
175€ until July 1st  
200€ until August 1st  
225€ until September 1st  
250€ from September 2nd

Why you should come to Psycherence?

Alar Tamming
Psycherence initiator

I have had the honour to meet all four of the presenters at the Psycherence, and talk about subjects that go far beyond everyday consumeristic communications. 
Why am I who I am? How did I get here? What is consciousness? How is my consciousness connected to other’s consciousness, both human and Life itself? What happens after death? What happens to consciousness under the influence of psychedelics? Do psychedelics open doors to other dimensions? These are the questions that today’s material world and science look down upon, instead of taking them seriously as the main questions. On the human level, life, death, and self-awareness are the most important questions, and I have had the opportunity to discuss these topics with the conference speakers. The conference is brought to life to give everyone, who thinks about these things, maybe only by themselves or with the help of some books, a chance to meet the quintessence of the world’s most brilliant minds and each other.
All four presenters are not only great experts in their fields, but also extraordinary orators. Merely listening to them is as if you are participating in the creation of a piece of art, forming right before you. 
It may well be that these topics do not interest you, but Psycherence nonattendance is like a voluntary refusal to eat the most delicious food, listen to a musical masterpiece, watch a genius movie, or admire a landscape. Of course, everybody knows what is best for them. But if you ask me, my answer is: 
Come – I recommend it wholeheartedly.”


Alexela Concert Hall

Estonia pst 9, Tallinn 10143, Estonia (entrance from Rävala street)

Alexela Concert Hall is world-class facility for hosting major international conferences in Tallinn. This venue will make your Psycherence experience most comfortable with its quality soundsystem and great visibillity from every seat. It is located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from the best hotels, the stunning Old Town and most essential sights.  


+372 501 4412
Pikk tn 30-2, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia