Chiara Baldini
Independent Researcher

On Manifesting a Vision of Wholeness

In 2015 during a Breaking Convention panel named “Femtheogenesis”, we brought together a collective of female voices exploring the links between the feminine principles and altered states of consciousness. Its success led to the idea of expanding its message into an anthology. Four years later, the curators of this book, Maria Papaspyrou, Chiara Baldini and David Luke are back with the fruits of this vision. “Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine” is a compelling and pioneering book which wishes to restore the balance between the masculine and feminine principles in support of wholeness and unity, by allowing the female and the feminine to emerge, be heard and be known.

We are the generations that are called to navigate amplified collective splits, societal shifts in how we relate to age old paradigms, hierarchies and values and the existential threat of mass extinction and environmental collapse. Re-membering the vitality of feminine consciousness, her lost lineage and practices, her deeply embodied intuitive wisdom, will be a much-needed resource for our challenges ahead. What is the message of feminine consciousness and altered states through “Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine”? How can the psychedelic community and contemporary culture in general benefit from these reflections? What still need to be done for wholeness and balance to be achieved?

Chiara is an independent researcher from Florence (Italy). She investigates the evolution of the ecstatic cult in the West, particularly in ancient Greece and Rome, contributing to anthologies, psychedelic conferences and festivals. She has been part of the curatorial team of Liminal Village since 2010 while she has also helped to set up and run ConTent, the first cultural area in Fusion Festival, Germany, in 2015 and 2016. Now she is back to Liminal as the program coordinator. She is the co-curator of Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine . She lives in the Costa Vicentina in Portugal where she often plays as DJ Clandestina.

Clandestina will DJ at Breaking Convention on the night of Saturday 18th August.