Psy-High is a festival of psychedelic culture with a focus not just on the programme (music, seminars, theatre, debates, readings, exercise, workshops) but also on creating a unique environment and atmosphere. A group of builders, architects, artists and designers is at work changing the location, including experienced professionals and masters as well as keen amateurs and wild talents. It’s hard to explain, but as soon as you arrive, you’ll surely see it at once - this isn’t your typical event/party/festival. Also, we make Psy-High happen strictly without the aid of any sponsors and with our own hands only (so we appreciate all help we can get and you should send us an e-mail if you feel like joining in).
Principles of the Psy-High 2017 Temporary Autonomous Zone:
- Slow down
- Don’t run, hurry, holler or make too much noise
- Take good care of yourself and others
- Drink a lot of water, stay aware of possible hazards, uphold basic dignity, keep surroundings and moods nice and welcoming
- Turn it all off
- Do not use phones or any other electronics
- Avoid automatism
- Try thinking and feeling beyond everyday life
The theme of the fourth Psy-High is elemental fire, Promethean mythology and their related conceptual terrain - and because 2017 is the final year, you can expect even more ritualistic and psychedelic projects than ever before.
The main ideas that shape P-H in the long run are: “partnership culture” (trying to offer everyone a chance to contribute, erasing the lines between attendees and organizers), “dark green spirituality” (trying to perceive the deeper meaning of nature, beyond ecological-recreational), “archaic revival” (trying to reinterpret shamanistic and tribalistic principles) and “ontological indeterminism” (trying to understand that no specific vision of reality is hard set).
On location, this cocktail of ideals works thanks to the inspiring concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone, which means creating a dedicated space where there are weirder rules at work than the ones we’re used to from our everyday lives…
So you want to really experience P-H? Well, that means helping out!
We are always looking for volunteers to help out with construction, info/merch, bars, safety watch and more. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org