Bringing the Dark to Light - Negative Intentions and Pseudo Spiritualism

Kelly Oxley and Luke McMillan

Bringing the Dark to Light - Negative Intentions and Pseudo Spiritualism

We aim to provide a forum for discussion about different aspects of pseudo-spiritualism so we can all better understand such detrimental behaviour within our community and how to navigate our experiences past, present and future around such behaviour including;

Peer pressure

Altered states and consent

Sexual Harassment

Overstepping boundaries

Ambient Abuse

We hope that by shedding light to these issues we can better arm ourselves with confidence and problem-solving strategies when in the position of the victim or bystander of such behaviour.

To develop these skills, we will encourage Role Play scenarios and the sharing of personal experiences at the discretion of the attendees.

Hopefully we can all better understand the issues, how to address the issues in a productive manner and how to detect when we ourselves may be encouraging or perpetrating such behaviour.

We (Kelly Oxley and Luke McMillan) have been active members in the Australian outdoor music festival scene for years and through our personal experiences have concluded that we need to take initiative and provoke community engagement in topics that require work in the shadows.