• July 17, 2015
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 07/17/2015 7:00 pm 07/17/2015 9:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics, Religious Experiences and Therapy with Bill Richards Via lecture, documentary film and discussion, this presentation will survey the current status and frontiers of psychedelic research with emphasis on implications for psychotherapy and religious studies. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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LECTURE

Via lecture, documentary film and discussion, this presentation will survey the current status and frontiers of psychedelic research with emphasis on implications for psychotherapy and religious studies. The relevance of this research for understanding human consciousness and coping with end-of-life issues will be explored. A special aspect of this evening will be the showing of the ground-breaking documentary film A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin, produced by CIIS Donor, Robert J. Barnhart.




William A. (Bill) Richards, STM, Ph.D.,  is a psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the Johns Hopkins  School of Medicine,  where he and his colleagues have pursued research with entheogens for the past 15 years., and also a clinician in private practice in Baltimore.   His graduate training in clinical psychology and the psychology of religion included  studies at Yale University, the University of Göttingen, Andover-Newton Theological School, Brandeis University, and Catholic University.   After encountering psilocybin research in Germany in 1963, he pursued psychotherapy research with LSD, DPT, MDA and psilocybin at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center from 1967-1977.  Columbia University Press will release his new book, Sacred Knowledge:  Psychedelics and Religious Experiences in November 2015.






Lecture
Friday
July 17, 2015

7:00pm-9:00pm
CIIS Main Building
$15/$20 at the door


Saturday
July 18, 2015

10:00am-5:00pm
CIIS Main Building
$150/$170/$190 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
*Includes Friday's lecture
5 CEs offered (MFT, LCSW, RN)
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