What you eat is what you are. What implications does this old truth have in a world of global pollution? Is it still possible to grow healthy food where acid rains do not respect the borders of organic and genetically manipulated crops? In a world where heavy metals follow the currents of the oceans like fish? In a world where local production contrasts with an ever growing number of hungry people in ever growing cities?
What you eat is what you are – or, rather: What you don’t eat is what you are? Vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free… Actually what is still healthy in this world? And what about the joy of taste? Those are questions to be asked in the Liminal Village when we want to explore with you The Conscious Nutrition Model.
What you eat can indeed be a philosophy of life – and it goes deeper than you might think. We all know the feeling when after a feast of deliciously fatty, yet terribly unhealthy desert we do not feel very well. But are we aware of the long-term effects – or are we already used to them? Nutrition has a direct effect on human consciousness, in other words: Food for the soul!
As most of you will know kraut used to be a popular ethnic slug for the Germans after WWII. But did you also know that the German word Krauttranslates to weed…? A funny coincidence when we talk about Kraut Rock, a distinctly psychedelic music genre that popped up in Germany during the 70s. The latest episode of Kaleidoscopic Sounds dives into the music of artists like Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen, Can, and Kraftwerk and explores its mind-altering potential and historic footprint.
Tripoteca, Trip-o-Teca… A collection of trips. To be experienced during a psychelicious little film festival at Boon’s Liminal Village. The visual stimuli reach from “Meta-Fun” to “The Introspective Journey” to “The Purely Abstract” and “The Feminine”, the motto of this year’s festival.
It’s one of the buzzwords of modern society: Individuality. At a first glance it really seems like we are living in a highly individualistic society, as quite every product and service is available individualized, and the self-expression of the individual seems to be as strong as never before. However, a closer look reveals that we are also dominated by various fears that inhibit our creative freedom and our self-discovery. At Liminal Village, we want to find ways out of this dilemma.
To do so, we invited Ben Steward. During his long-year studies he examined those borders around us, or: those borders within us. Based on his experience, he developed an interactive and intuitive series of methods to develop creativity and authenticity. So it’s going to be a very practical session in the Liminal Village when Ben explains how we can turn our innate fears into curiosity, how we can unfold our true self, and how we can live up to what we really want instead of what we are supposed to do. In other words, it’s going to be a valueable lesson about a Borderless World!
The One Percent, Occupy Wall Street, and good old anti-capitalism: There is a lot of critique about today’s financial system and its markets out there. That’s a very good thing, as apparently there is a lot of injustice going on. However, we also need another thing: Action. Bitcoin is such an action.
It’s an alternative financial system that has the power to change financing the same way internet changed publishing. We invited Tomer Kantor to the Liminal Village to hold a lecture about Bitcoin, how it works and what benefits it has. The multimedia expert has been documenting the Bitcoin movement during the past 18 months and will present a new documentary in September. At Boom Festival he will answer all questions that might come up.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have
A deep truth, no matter if it comes to cooking your dinner, if you want to start your own business, or if you organize an international gathering for the psychedelic scene. We are proud that we increased the amount of recycled and reused materials at Boom year after year after year. In 2012 the festival was made from 70% recycled or reused materials, 10% new organic materials, and only 20% industrial materials.
If you are receiving this wake up call, you are using a computer. Probably it’s even one of those shiny new pieces of cutting-edge technology? The latest version, even better than the last one…? Be that as it may: It’s time to talk a little about a greed our society has agreed upon: Consumerism. To do so, we invited Liz Hosken, co-founder of the Gaia foundation, to the Liminal Village where she will speak about Why The Tech Dream Is Becoming A Nightmare.
We have a lot of problems on this planet, but then again there is a lot of positive development, as well! For instance, mainstream science is currently experiencing a psychedelic renaissance as psychotropic substances like LSD and psilocybin are re-introduced for research. Will we soon be using Magic Mushrooms to fight depression? Or go to the pharmacy to get an LSD treatment to cure your smoking addiction? That’s some questions to be discussed in Joost Breeksema’s workshop about The Comeback of Psychedelic Science in the Liminal Village.
The wonder of birth is usually associated with The Female. However, men have a role as well – and last but not least there is the newborn. This sacred trinity of The Family and its special energy has always been important in the history of humankind, and it has always been the reason why birth is considered to be a Rite of Passage. During her workshop at the Liminal Village Alana Bliss will explain how birth is both a challenge and a chance, and how it can become the spiritual nucleus for a better world.
The Blissful Birthing Doula from the United States of America is currently based in Costa Rica, where she co-founded an educational center and a permaculture project. She had three empowering water births herself and has been studying the Birth From Within in theory and practice.
Alana Bliss is well known for her poetic speech, but at the same time she is a very practical person. During her workshop at Boom Festival she will introduce several techniques which help not only the woman, but the entire family to transform birth into a unifying experience of love and compassion: A Rite of Passage. Alana will teach various meditation techniques, how to reduce pain and to maximize a positive experience, and she will explain how blockades and limbic imprints have an influence on giving birth.