Tripping Talmud: A Discussion of Mushrooms in Ancient Judaism

Have you ever wondered about our ancestors’ experiences with psilocybin? Are you curious if sacred texts were influenced by psychedelic trips? Join us, Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30pm on Zoom, for a discussion and text study of the Talmud, as we explore references to psilocybin mushrooms! 

The Talmud, written around 500 CE, is a compilation of ancient Jewish teachings considered to be sacred. Student Rabbi, Paige Lincenberg, will lead us in a discussion to deepen and enhance our own personal connection to psilocybin and Judaism. We will explore sections of the text that may point to psilocybin usage.

If you do not have a copy of the Talmud, that is fine! Paige will provide the sections being discussed via a weblink. Discussions may be in breakout room format or large group discussion. 

Student Rabbi Paige Lincenberg embodies Earth-Based Judaism, regularly leading prayer for Wilderness Torah and the Mendocino Coast Jewish Community, where she lives in an intentional community in the redwood forest. She offers psychedelic integration support for Shefa: Jewish Psychedelic Support, as well as through Fireside Project: Psychedelic Support Line. She also loves officiating weddings, baby namings, b’nai mitzvot, conversions, and especially funerals, honoring both the cycles of the earth אדמה and the earthlings אדם. For further connection, please flow on over to www.rabbipaige.com 

Tickets are $25 but please email us at hello@bps.community if you need any assistance to join. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a ticket confirmation email with the Zoom link.