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Virtual Event: Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan
July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Join us on Tuesday, July 7 at 12pm PDT when Merlin Sheldrake discusses his book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds &Shape Our Futures with Michael Pollan on Zoom.
Tickets for this event can be found here.
About This 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.”