I will be giving a presentation at IONS in Tuscon, on October 2, 2015.
Title: Understanding and Navigating Your States of Consciousness
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Open to the Public
Suggested Donation: $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco off River between Swan & Craycroft
MindSpace and TimeStream – Understanding and Navigating Your States of Consciousness
Each state of consciousness that we experience, ranging from the familiar states of waking, sleeping, dreaming and meditating, to the expansive spiritual states of psychedelic explorers, meditators, mystics and mediums, has its own distinctly different mind-space and time-stream. We need to learn how to use expansive, positive states and intentionally focused states of concentration for spiritual growth, self-healing and creative expression. And we need to learn how to navigate, with therapeutic and meditative help, out of the contractive, unhealthy states of fear and rage, addictions and compulsions, into healthier, life-affirming states.
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. is a recognized pioneer in psychological, philosophical and cross-cultural studies of consciousness and its transformations. He collaborated with Leary and Alpert in classic studies of psychedelics at Harvard University in the 1960s, co-authored The Psychedelic Experience and was editor of The Psychedelic Review. He is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the California Institute
of Integral Studies, where he was also the Academic Dean for ten years in the 1980s. His books include The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Green Psychology, The Expansion of Consciousness, Alchemical Divination and Mind Space and Time Stream. He co-authored, with Ram Dass, a memoir of the 1960s, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture. He is the editor of two collections of essays on the pharmacology, anthropology and phenomenology of ayahuasca and of psilocybin mushrooms. He is also the president and co-founder of the Green Earth Foundation, dedicated to healing and harmonizing the relations between humanity and the Earth.
Website: Green Earth Foundation Website.