Tuesday, July 07, 2020, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
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The Bay Area Book Festival's #UNBOUND virtual series presents biologist and fungi visionary Merlin Sheldrake in a LIVE conversation with local bestselling writer and journalist Michael Pollan (How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma) about his new book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures. The event is co-hosted by Green Apple Books.
As famed naturalist Robert MacFarlane attested in a New Yorker profile, “[Merlin] was given a magical name and he grew into a magical person." The scope of Sheldrake's work and vision on how fungi may save humanity from itself addresses the challenges of our times when a systemic paradigm shift in our consciousness, a new way of seeing, and a dose of magic may be just what we need right now.
In our live conversation, Merlin and Michael Pollan will reveal the wonder and hope of the "The Wood Wide Web," its life-affirming message, the importance of community building, and what we can learn from these unsung-yet-transformational super-organisms.