Symbiosis Gathering Announces Speakshops & Luminaries Series For “Family Tree”


Symbiosis Gathering announced the leading presenters for their Family Tree 2016 Speakshops and Luminaries series along with the return of Elemental Alchemy.

The Symbiosis Gathering Speakshops and Luminaries series will draw on some of the principal mentors and masters from a range of studies like environmental and political activism, food security, permaculture, lucid dreaming, and emergent technology to offer insightful guided discussions and lectures across the five days of the event. These talks and presentations offer the Symbiosis community the opportunity to fully embrace the ethos of the event in a constructive and immersive environment.

Headlining presenters include Indian author and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, anthropologist Wade Davis of the National Geographic Society, indigenous activist Winona LaDuke, Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song together with Jasmine Fuego of the Permaculture Action Network, Techgnosis author Erik Davis, visionary dream group Oneironauticum founder Jennifer Dumpert, shaman scholar Mateo Magee, intentional communities advocate Cassandra Ferrara, and ecological consultant Meghan Walla-Murphy. Additional discussions will explore facets of hacking, permaculture, space research, along with many more intriguing topics.

Symbiosis Gathering also announced the return of Elemental Alchemy for 2016. Elemental Alchemy takes place during the week leading up to Family Tree and is an immersive educational program that brings the forces in Permaculture, Yoga, and Visionary Art to lead intimate multi-day workshops. This year, Symbiosis Gathering will introduce Ancestral Arts and Ritual & Performance as additional dimensions of study, offering new avenues for participants to engage with.

For more info about the Speakshops and Luminaries, check out the Symbiosis site here.