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Psychedelics And Connection with James Jesso

  • House of Togetherness Ltd 14-16 Betterton Street London United Kingdom (map)

Can we use psychedelics to resolve some of society's most pressing issues?

We are joined by James Jesso, writer, speaker and all round psychedelic expert for a discussion on how we can use psychedelics to relieve depression, build connection and play a role in helping humanity as a whole.

James is on a mission to share the lessons learned from his own experiences with psychedelics, helping others do the same in an accessible and approachable way.

During this evening, James will explore how we can collectively create a better world through the conscious use of plant medicines and substances. Using science backed research and his own knowledge, James will talk about how the insights they offer us about ourselves and the world can free us from our psychic captivity, from the conditioned perceptions of the society we are born into.

"We are currently staring down the barrel of a dystopian future, and the only thing that locks us forward into self-destruction is our collective captivity to the archaic behavior of traumatized adult-children and the systems they have created." James Jesso

You will learn how psychedelics have been shown to be an affective treatment for depression as well as their power to transform individual's lives for the better. They can be great teachers, helping us dive deep within the self and form better connections with ourselves and others. 

About James Jesso

James W. Jesso is an author, public speaker, and podcast host with a deep respect for psychedelic medicines. His work is inspired by his healing path through depression, substance abuse, and trauma, and focuses on translating the profound insights of the psychedelic experience into a higher quality of life, for both the individual and society.

As a creative entrepreneur, James has successfully utilized crowdfunding to independently publish two books, launch an interview-based podcast, and tour around the world both as a speaker and a researcher of psychedelic plants, cultures, and medicine. Although mostly in his home country of Canada, his more than one-hundred public speaking events since 2011 spans over eleven different countries. He has also authored numerous articles, essays, as well as having done radio, podcast, and print interviews.

His two books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013) and The True Light Of Darkness(2015), present a model for working with the ‘magic’ psilocybin mushroom as an ally in personal transformation and in developing psychospiritual maturity.

Adventures Through The Mind — his podcast and youtube channel — is an effort to contribute to the psychedelic culture at large. Featuring interviews with luminaries in science, art, and culture across a range of disciplines, this platform expands James’ work into a more broad exploration of progressive social developments, and the potential role psychedelics might play within them.

Watch James Jesso debate the decrimilisation of magic mushrooms with Fox News.


£10 each

Doors Open 6:45pm
Starts 7:00pm
Ends 9:00pm

Venue Information

There will be teas and sweet snacks available to buy on the night. We're a sustainable venue and no longer use disposable cups for our events so bring a refillable water bottle or coffee cup for drinks. Alternatively we have reusable cups you can purchase from our tuck shop.

Earlier Event: August 15
Taste of Togetherness: Speak Your Truth
Later Event: August 29
Togetherness Summer Festival