The East West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality.
Larry Norris is the founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic research and integration models (www.erievision.org). ERIE brings diverse entheogenic speakers, practitioners, and researchers to share their wisdom with the San Francisco/Bay Area community. As an adjunct faculty at CIIS, Larry taught a course called Entheogenic Education: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Plant Wisdom in order to discuss the concept of entheogens as educational teachers and cognitive tools. A dedicated activist and a proponent of cognitive liberty, his efforts are a contribution to not only change the Western legal status of these sacred plants, brews, and compounds, but to also emphasize the importance of entheogenic integration.