Psychedelic literature: from the Books of the Dead to the Summers of Love
The idea behind “Psychedelic literature: from the Books of the Dead to the Summers of Love” is to provide the audience with a trip through ages of written word, bringing back to light the role entheogens and different states of consciousness have had in the concoction of sacred texts, as well as beloved works of poetry and fiction.
From the ancient egyptian and tibetan books of the dead to middle-age visionaries, from the hemp of Gargantua and Pantagruel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, from drug- inspired “poètes maudits” such as Baudelaire and Rimbaud to the burstling literary scene of the american psychedelic sixties, this seminar will be an exploration of the close relationship between human literary history and entheogens of all sorts.
by Vanni Santoni
Poliedra started its work on 2015, fueled by the will to understand in depth and Vanni Santoni is a writer and counterculture expert. He published books like Muro di casse (on rave culture), La stanza profonda (on RPG culture), Gli interessi in comune (psychedelia) and articles on the psychedelic renaissance on major papers like Internazionale, Corriere della Sera, Vice, et al.
He had presentations and seminars on the major italian and international festivals