FUTURE FOSSILS #100: The Teafaerie on DMT, Transhumanism, and What to Do with All of God’s Attention

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This week’s guest is The Teafaerie, my amazing friend and a true one-of-a-kind psychedelic superhero.

The Teafaerie writes stories, poems, movies, plays and essays, makes videos, organizes flash mobs, and is one of the founders of Prometheatrics, a big beautiful Esplanade camp at Burning Man. At various times she has been a writer, nanny, actress, flow arts teacher, childbirth doula, homeless person, aid worker, live-action storyteller, toy inventor, app designer, street performer, and party promoter. She is a frequent contributor to the worlds most excellent psychedelic information site Erowid.org. She also regularly volunteers as a festival trip sitter with the Zendo Project and RGX medical.

Her most recent essay on Erowid:
https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/2016/05/17/mapping-the-source/

My favorite of her essays:
https://www.erowid.org/columns/teafaerie/page/18/

More about psychedelic harm reduction:
https://www.zendoproject.org/

We Discuss:

  • Why it’s okay that the Elon Musk will get (to beta-test) immortality first (for the rest of us)
  • The intimately cybernetic world of brain-machine interfaces and Life After Advertising
  • “I’m just a coward. I TRIED despair and I can’t TAKE that shit.”
  • How parenthood changes your decision to be or not to be an optimist.
  • Simulation Theory
  • ~ ”We need to stop stressing the system and offload our consciousness offworld to L5 or VR”
  • …or is that some whack pseudognostic transmania?
  • “I believe the universe is art, because…”
  • We’re the children of god, but most people act like we’re the pets of god or the toys of god.
  • The child of a sheep grows up to be a sheep. The child of a god grows up to be a god.
  • Mass manifestation and the Global Consciousness Project
  • How to make wishes come true by getting god’s attention
  • Partner yoga for engineered miracles
  • Burning Man is a manifestation engine
  • What Are You Playing For?
  • What evolution looks like to DNA
  • Designer Babies & THE ETHICS OF Designer Babies
  • “Do you know The Silmarillion?”
  • Olaf Stapledon is the man
  • Black Mirror’s episode “Black Museum”
  • Autonomous by Annalee Newitz and robot AR architecture
  • Greg Egan’s Permutation City (and Diaspora)
  • “Any sufficiently advanced 3D printer could tattoo you.”
  • ~ “If the universe is determined, it’s offensive to me, it devalues my art.”
  • Getting your wishes fulfilled is of evolutionary benefit
  • How many things had to go right? ALL of them.
  • “Maybe THIS is the shortest path, and it’s JUST LONG.”
  • 5-Meo DMT
  • The burden of publishing to an enormous audience on Erowid
  • Fangirling about my sci fi, “An Oral History of the End of ‘Reality’” (Episode 91)

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