Day 1 | 27 September 2023


  • 14:00-15:30*
  • Arrival from Athens to Eleusis by sea 
  • 16:00
  • Alexandra Mitsotaki president WHF | Why Now?
    Michail Marmarinos General Artistic Director of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, Theatre Director, Biologist, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Faculty of Fine Arts,
    | Why Here?
  • 16:30
  • Jeremy Lent author & integrator | Towards the Creation of an Ecological Civilisation

THE SACRED FEMININE moderated by Gina Belafonte

  • 17:30
  • Bettany Hughes historian, broadcaster, author | Divine Women and Us – From Prehistory to the Present
    Hélène Pichon author-civil society expert | The Importance of the Feminine for a New Planetary Consciousness
    Indra Adnan founder-The Alternative Global | Towards the Conscious Feminine
    Gina Belafonte artivist | Sing your Song
  • 19:00
  • Marlis Petersen soprano, Kiveli Doerken Pianist | Classical music & Inner Transformation – artists perspective
  • 19:30*
  • Marlis Petersen soprano, Kiveli Doerken Pianist | Musical Embodied Experience
  • 21:00*
  • Dinner by the seaside

Day 2 | 28 September 2023


  • 09:00-10:30*
  • Guided tour at Eleusis ancient site

Part A: THE ROAD TO ELEUSIS moderated by Bettany Hughes

  • 11:00
  • Kalliopi Papangeli Honorary Head of the Department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and Museums of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Western Attica | the Myth & History
    Michail Marmarinos & Rena Kyprioti Actress, Producer | “Eleusis: Throughout the Centuries for Her” extracts recitation
  • 11:45
  • Gregory Nagy Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University – virtual participation
    Brian Murarescu author-researcher
    The Importance of Ancient Mysteries for Consciousness Elevation
  • 12:45
  • Andrew Koh archaeological scientist, director, ancient pharmacology programme, Yale University The Role of Archaeochemistry Today – “Pharmakon”
    in conversation with Dimitris Matsas archaeologist, Samothrace
  • 13:30
  • Lunch Break

Part B: APPROACHES TO CONSCIOUSNESS ELEVATION moderated by Alexandra Mitsotaki

  • 15:00
  • Thomas Bjorkmann founder of Inner Development Goals initiative -virtual participation
    Gerasimos Kouvaras founder of Hellenic Inner Development Hub
    Inner Development Goals initiative, Inner Personal Transformation, Skills & Qualities for Societal Development
  • 16:00
  • Sasha Waltz choreographer | Dance “In C”
    Daphne Economou co-founder and honorary chairperson, Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door | The Gift of Diversity
    George Krallis social intercultural worker, Brahma Kumaris – Human Links | The Benefits of Meditation
  • 17:00
  • Bonna Wescoat director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens | A New Breath to the Samothrace Mysteries
    Katia Boustani Master Breathwork Trainer | From Breath to Breakthrough
  • 18:00
  • Sokratis Sinopoulos lyra – Zelişah Kizilkan voice, duduk – Vassilis Kostas lute | Reconnecting through Traditional Music – concert
  • 19:00*
  • Cocktail dînatoire in collaboration with Greek Chef Lefteris Lazarou
    “Greek ingredients from then to now”
    Ευγενική παραχώρηση της λειτουργικής ευφυούς οινοχόης από το Μουσείο Κοτσανά Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Τεχνολογίας / The ingenious wine-jugs of Philon (3rd c. BC) are courtesy of the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Day 3 | 29 September 2023


Part A: THE CASE OF PSYCHEDELICS moderated by Gina Belafonte

  • 10:45
  • Fred Barrett Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research
    Antony P. Bossis Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa |Presentation on Psychedelic Research for End-of-life Psychospiritual and Existential Distress
  • 12:00
  • Zephyros Kafkalides lawyer, author, prenatal psychology researcher
    Athanassios Kafkalides MD A Greek Pioneer in the field of Psychedelic psychotherapy and Prenatal Psychology
    Christina Dalla associate professor, Dep. of Pharmacology, medical school, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens member of directors European Brain Foundation and President Hellenic Brain Council
    Jules Peck Reworlding Fellowship in collaboration with Imperial College
  • 13:00
  • Open conversation, contribution by participants
  • 14:00
  • Lunch Break


  • 15:30
  • Ivy Ross artist, author, vice president of hardware design at Google
    Susan Magsamen founder and executive director, International Arts + Mind Lab
    co-authors “Your Brain on Art”
  • 16:30
  • Antony P. Bossis Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa |  Study Evaluating the Effect of Psilocybin and Mystical Experience on Religious Leaders
  • 17:00
  • James Bridle writer, artist, and technologist | Ways of Being, Changing our Minds about Nature
  • 17:30
  • Alexandra Mitsotaki | Michail Marmarinos | Jochen Sandig, director of Human Requiem | Summing up – Eleusis for the Future
  • 18:00*
  • Light Snack
  • 19:00*
  • Human Requiem in Eleusis | classical music performance at Eleusis archaeological site
  • 21:00*
  • Farewell cocktail at Kykeon bar-café

* The red asterisk indicates the 3-day passholder’s extra activities

"At Eleusis, one realises, if never before, that there is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy. At Eleusis, one becomes adapted to the cosmos. Outwardly Eleusis may seem broken, disintegrated with the crumbled past; actually, Eleusis is still intact and it is we who are broken, dispersed, crumbling to dust. Eleusis lives; lives eternally in the midst of a dying world."
Henry Miller

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