- September 16, 2015
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join us as Dr. Ralph Metzner discusses his three new books published this year. The first is Allies for Awakening - Guidelines for Productive and Safe Experiences with Entheogens, a distillation of his 50 years of experience in the international underground sub-culture of consciousness-expanding substances. It is also, he says, "my last book on drugs." The second work is The Expansion of Consciousness, in a new edition with a revised essay on "Transformations of Collective Consciousness: An Octave of World History from 1945 to 2001." The third is Diving for Treasures, his first collection of poetry. Come celebrate the prolific and influential writings and work of one of the most prominent thinkers in consciousness studies.
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 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. www.greenearthfound.org