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All the Time in the World: An Artist’s Awakening with Ayahuasca

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7pm

Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave.

All the Time in the World: An Artist's Awakening with Ayahuasca

Join artist and author Rachel Sussman as she shares her physical, intellectual, and spiritual journey around the world and through time-space. She will discuss her epic 10-year project, "The Oldest Living Things in the World," newer mind-expanding works incubated at NASA and SETI, and, for the first time, will be sharing her personal journey of spiritual awakening and transformation through her relationship with ayahuasca.

Artist and author Rachel Sussman is a Guggenheim and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and two-time TED speaker. Her critically acclaimed, decade-long project "The Oldest Living Things in the World" combines art, science, and philosophy into a traveling exhibition and New York Times bestselling book. For the past five years she has been deepening her investigations of personal and cosmic time, being, and consciousness, fostered by a spiritual awakening ignited by shamanic medicine practices.

Prior to this lecture, at 4:30 pm, in the Conference Room of the CSWR, the opening reception of The Oldest Living Things in the World, an art exhibit by Rachel Sussman, will be held.

Photo credit: Vida Mulec



Professor Charles Stang. Photo: Justin Knight
Professor Charles M. Stang
Director, CSWR

The CSWR seeks to promote the study of the world’s religions in their classical and contemporary forms, serving both as a residential community of students and scholars and an international “think tank” in the study of religion.



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