LIVE! Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan on Entangled Life: What the Secret Social Networks of Fungi Reveal About Nature’s Genius and Being HumanTuesday, July 7th | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Health, Psychology & Spirituality
Introduction by award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, the creator and director of the blockbuster documentary Fantastic Fungi. Plus, a brief montage of mind-blowing fungi images to open the event!
In 2016, a New Yorker profile by famed naturalist Robert Macfarlane introduced the world to one of the most important young thinkers of our age: Merlin Sheldrake. Moving from the labs of Cambridge to the jungles of Central America, this revolutionary plant scientist had a hunch that fungi possess superpowers far beyond the mushrooms we know, however mind-blowing their culinary or psychedelic varieties might be. He discovered that fungi are an ancient underground communication network that undergirds the natural world and offers inspiration for rethinking human society. Merlin’s riveting first book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, has become an instant classic of nature and philosophy — a work of rigorous science and poetic expression, drawing us into the mystery and meaning of this most magical life form.
In our live conversation, Merlin and bestselling nature and culture writer Michael Pollan (How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore’s Dilemma) will delve into “The Wood Wide Web”: an enchanting “superorganism” whose secrets just might save the world. This event is for everyone who believes that wonder still exists and hope can be found in the unlikeliest places: around us, under us, even inside us. You’ll come away with a sense of awe for “life’s labyrinths,” in Merlin’s words, where “some of the vexed hierarchies that underpin modern thought start to soften.”
Event requires book purchase or ticket ($20).
Free perks and special offers for ticket purchasers only,
such as a Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit! Info on ticketing page.
NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO WATCH BUT CAN’T MAKE THE LIVE PROGRAM AT NOON: No worries! You can still see this amazing conversation and get the perks below. We’ll make an exclusive link available that same night to ticket-buyers who select that option instead of seeing the live event. Just buy the ticket of your choice, and, in the checkout window, click the box that states you would prefer to watch the event later. You’ll get the usual confirmation materials and perks, but instead of the noontime webinar link you’ll receive an email by 7pm that evening with a private link. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind