Psycherence 2018

September 21, Tallinn, Estonia


Psycherence is the Baltic’s biggest consciousness and psychedelics conference that gives us an opportunity to meet the planet’s four leading experts in the field coming to present their greatest ideas throughout their lifelong work. Psycherence offers a vision, a complimentary approach to what science has already given us in understanding this intriguing and interesting spectrum of ideas.

The conference is an experience on its own taking place in Tallinn’s biggest and most modern concert hall. It offers a unique atmosphere bringing together artistic, aesthetic, musical and intellectual delights. It is a melting pot of ingenious ideas, world’s greatest minds, psychedelic arts, musical performances and culinary delights. It partners with the artists from Burning Man Festival and introduces guests to innovative sound concepts. Psycherence is an intriguing experience offering us an atmospheric scenario from the mystical fields of the psychedelic world.

Psycherence plays with the ideas of understanding the function and existence of consciousness. What is it? Are we ready to grasp its ingenuity and understand the nature of the consciousness we carry? 


08:00 – 09:30


If you happened to miss your breakfast, don’t be alarmed as we have put together a nice and healthy delight that will surely kickstart your day.

09:30 – 10:30

NB! 9:45 – 10:00 Doors are closed for musical performance, no entering

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


Coffee, tea and a variety of specially chosen healthy vegetarian snacks are offered to soothe the belly and invite people together for a relaxed reflection.

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


Our specially comprised lunch boasts a healthy buffee offering a variety of vegetarian delights. There is something for every taste, or should we say, plenty for every taste.
Upon purchasing your ticket, please inform us should you wish to have fish for lunch, if so, we will sure to cater for your needs.

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



Why you should come to Psycherence?

Alar Tamming
Psycherence initiator

I have had the honour to meet all four presenters of 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 the 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