Can Psychedelics Rewire Your Brain?

Wed Nov 20, 18:30 - Wed Nov 20, 20:30
Raptor Room


As the inaugural event from The Fruitcake Society, we’re offering insight into the world of psychedelic therapy. Could this currently illegal drug become the future of medical treatment? As the world continues to experiment with the uses of psychotropic drugs, we’re taking a deeper look at the dangers & intriguing benefits of working with this medicine. Join Leonie Joubert, author & producer of The Psychonauts, as she delves into the spectacular cosmos of psychedelic therapy.

Psilocybin mushrooms - so-called ‘magic mushrooms’ - could be the kind of breakthrough for mental health treatment that penicillin was as an antibiotic nearly a century ago. Early research into the potential of psychedelics for treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and even alcoholism is so promising, some argue that these substances shouldn't be kept ‘just for the treatment of sick people, but should be used for the betterment of well people too’.

Science writer and author Leonie Joubert uses storytelling to grapple with some of today’s toughest challenges; the climate crisis and ecosystem collapse, the hunger-obesity poverty paradox in our modern food system as well as our mounting fears around urbanism. Joubert’s podcast, The Psychonauts, weaves together the latest international developments and medical research on psilocybin-assisted therapy with stories from the underground psilocybin movement right here in South Africa. 

Join us at the bar for a welcome drink from Drifter Brewery before our talk kicks off. 50% of ticket sales will be going towards funding research in Psilocybin therapy in South Africa.

The Fruitcake Society

We are in search of genius ideas, mad theories & controversial subjects. Inspiring individuals that influence a different kind of thinking. We are creating events that are entertaining, inspiring & leave people with a fresh perspective. We want to open debates, get people thinking, questioning & acting. 

6:30pm for 7pm

Venue: The Raptor Room

79 Roeland St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925

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Can Psychedelics Rewire Your Brain?
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