“Death, Authenticity and Psychedelics” will confront the audience with the subject of a dying experience through psychedelics and how it can start a process of self actualization also understood as authenticity. We will explore the existentialist concep of death and how it relates to fear and anxiety, as well as how it is this same fear that can propel an emancipation from societal constructs into freedom of will and the radical overtaking of responsibility over ones life.

Miguel Estéfano Mora Vera is PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Freiburg, writing about post-idealistic existentialism. He researches on the question about the self and the self’s own finding of meaning of life in the present nihilistic postmodern time. He studied Musicology and independently composes music, currently inspired by the old baroque masters, the psychedelic and progressive rock and by psychedelic trance dance music.