For the first time an experimental hypnotic bar will take over a real bar, Toronto’s legendary Monarch Tavern, in an attempt to prove that alcohol and drugs can be replaced entirely by trance states.
This Saturday the famous Toronto drinking hole, which boasts more than 30 brands of Bourbon, will become a “hypnotic bar” where people will be hypnotized to think they’re drunk and in altered states. They’ll dance, party and stumble around and then become instantly sober. Organizers say they can also have psychedelic or visionary experiences.
“This should be impossible. Otherwise why would people pay so much for booze?”
“People will lose inhibition, they’ll laugh and have fun. Some of them might even get lucky just like in an alcoholic bar,” said Drashko Saban co-organizer and head of Consciousness Hacking Toronto, a group which promotes inquiry into altered states of counsciousness.… Read the rest