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* August 20, 2015
Richard Wolff on the Greek and European Economic Crisis
* August 20, 2015
MindSpace and TimeStream - Understanding and Navigating Your States of Consciousness - Talk at IONS in Tuscon, October 2
* August 3, 2015
New Edition of "Zig Zag Zen" Just Published
* July 21, 2015
Workshop on September 16th at California Institute of Integral Studies
* April 24, 2015
Thich Nhat Hanh On the Liberating Effect of Accepting the Possible Destruction of Civilization
Ecology of Consciousness Volumes 1-7
7. Worlds Within and Worlds Beyond
6. Six Pathways of Destiny
5. Life Cycle of the Human Soul
4. Mind Space and
3. Alchemical Divination
2. The Roots of War and Domination
1. The Expansion of Consciousness - Revised 2015 Edition
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"Entheogens have entered Buddhism to stay; there can be no turning back from the point that has been reached. Nor can the issue any longer be swept under the rug. The facts that bear on the matter are contained in these pages, as are the leading theories that try to make sense of the facts. Compelling visionary art and vivid accounts of personal encounters lace the facts and theories together in ways that make for a gripping experience. This book will be a landmark for years to come." - From the Preface by Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions.
New Edition of Zig Zag Zen
I have a Chapter in the lavishly illustrated new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics, which has just been published by Synergetic Press.
Zig Zag Zen contains an expanded display of stunning visionary artwork including new pieces from Alex Grey, Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, and Amanda Sage, as well as the work renowned modernists Robert Venosa, Mark Rothko, Robert Beer, Francesco Clemente, and others.
From a Review of Zig Zag Zen by "Harvard Psychedelic Club" Author Don Lattin:
"The psychotherapist Ralph Metzner pens another one of this edition's original essays: "A New Look at the Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead." He is the author (along with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert) of the influential 1964 book The Psychedelic Experience, a manual on how to take an LSD trip. Metzner, Leary, and Alpert based their tripping manual on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, a self-styled English translation of texts popularized by the American Theosophist W.Y. Evans-Wentz, first published in 1927. Whether or not The Tibetan Book of the Dead reflects ideas that are authentically Tibetan or Buddhist, Metzner and his coauthors helped establish the idea that a psychedelic drug trip was another route to the mystical insights one could achieve - with much more work-through the discipline of Buddhist meditation."
MDMA, Empathy and Ecstasy - My essay in honor of Alexander Shulgin, for the upcoming commerative re-publication of TIHKAL and PIHKAL.
The Octave Principle of the Evolution of Consciousness, Ralph Metzner's talk at the Mind States Conference in 2003. (A video illustration of an audio recording of my talk.) The videographer, whose name is Cosmicsmi2le, found some rare footage of G.I. Gurdjieff, among other images.
The Ecology of Consciousness series are being published by Nachtschatten Verlag, in Solothurn,
Switzerland. 1) Die Erweiterung des Bewusstseins, 2) Die Wurzeln von Krieg und Herrschaft,
3) Alchemistische Divination, 4) Raum des Geistes - Strom der Zeit, 5) Der Lebenszyklus der Menschenseele, 6) Die sechs Lebenswege, 7) Welten des Bewusstseins - Welten der Wirklichkeit. The Swiss publisher Nachtschatten Verlag, who publishes the German language versions of many of my books, is planning to publish a boxed set of all seven volumes of The Ecology of Consciousness in conjunction with their 30 year anniversary.
German Language edition of The Well of Remembrance published by Arun Verlag
Der Brunnen der Erinnerung
Die mythologischen und schamanischen Wurzeln unserer Kultur
Mit Vorwort von Marija Gimbutas. Nachwort von Wolf-Dieter Storl.
Mit Beiträgen von Bärbel Kreidt, Norbert Mayer und Christian Rätsch.
Healing the Fear of Dying
Two Dramatic Filmed Accounts of Psilocybin
Experiences in Terminal Cancer Patients
Film 1: http://www.doc-jukebox.com/film/medical-research-psychedelics/annies-psilocybin-therapy
Film 2: http://www.heffter.org/research-hucla.htm
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Lectures and Related Media by Ralph Metzner:
Interview with Lorene Mills on PBS' Report From Sante Fe, April 2014.
C.G. Jung, Albert Hofmann and the Philosophers' Stone, Video of Slide Illustrated Lecture, at the C.G. June Society in Seattle, WA, on March 7, 2014.
Ralph Metzner and 5-MeO-DMT, The Entheogenic Evolution Podcast,
interview by Martin Ball. February 2014.
We discuss my new book, The Toad and the Jaguar, which is about 5-MeO-DMT. We discuss 5-MeO and mystical experience, healing, therapeutic uses, and much more.
Selected Clips From Russian Video Interview Selections from an interview for Russian Television recorded in Sonoma, California. Fall 2013.
Topics include: ways to incorporate what you learn during your "trip"; time to reconsider reincarnation; 1960s and the birth of the Ecology Movement, Women's movement, Anti-war movements and Civil Rights movements; new research on potential benefits of psychedelics; changes of world view in the 1960s and war as the breakdown of civilization; learning to navigate states of consciousness; expansions of consciousness, with or without drugs; toxic responses and the importance of set and setting; Ayahuasca and the Spirits; Politics, Society, and Community; Poem from Sprit Soundings CD.
Radio interview with Ralph by Poke Runyon on The Hermetic Hour on September 12, 2013.
Earth, Music and the Psychedelic Experience, an interview with Ralph Metzner, published August 28, 2013 on the Blues@Greece website.
Psychedelics, Shamanism & Consciousness Expansion - July 2013 lecture by Ralph Metzner at the October Gallery in London.
Ralph Metzner giving a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia, August 2012. Audio is Life-Cycle Medicine Wheel, from "Spirit Soundings" poetry reading CD. A four-minute video, produced by Ivo Eggi.
The Expansion of Conciousness in the Individual and Society (a slide-illustrated talk by Ralph Metzner), from the October Gallery in London, May 14, 2011.
Slide show of photographs from the Consciousness and the Biosphere symposium at the October Gallery. The symposium featured: John Allen, Ralph Metzner, Amanda Feilding, Bernard Carr, and David Luke, from the October Gallery in London, May 14, 2011.
Radio interview with Ralph by Trevahr Hughes on EntheoRadio on January 5, 2011.
Ralph Metzner interview with director Rak Razam at the 2010 MAPS conference, where Ralph recalls the beginning of psychedelic research at Harvard in the early 1960s and discusses the prospects for future psychedelic research.
Radio interview with Ralph by Trevahr Hughes on EntheoRadio on August 12, 2010.
Related Media featuring Ralph Metzner (among others)
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD, DVD by Martin Witz
Ralph says: "The Substance is the best film about psychedelics made so far and a fitting tribute to Albert Hofmann - who is truly the mystic chemist."
Entheo:Genesis - DVD and From Millbrook to Hollywood - Download
Both of these films are produced by Rod Mann.
Entheo:Genesis examines the modern day crisis of disenchantment associated with living in a hyper modern world. The thinkers and artists in the film include: Stan Grof, Terence Mckenna, Alex Grey, Ralph Metzner, John Markoff, and Kat Harrison. From Millbrook to Hollywood, Rod Mann's rarely screened documentary, goes behind the scenes of one of the world's most infamous unreleased films, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out,and features an interview with Ralph Metzner, as well as rare footage from the film.
Healing With Entactogens by Torsten Passie, M.D.; Foreword by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
This booklet explores MDMA and other entactogens as pharmacological adjuncts to group psychotherapy. It presents intimate insights into entactogenic experiences from first-hand accounts of clients who participated in group therapy sessions, and crucial background on the neurobiological and psychospiritual components of those experiences.
Now available through our website
The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD
by Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmüller
English Translation published by and available from Synergetic Press, Santa Fe, NM. 2013.
The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss - My Life with Terence McKenna
By Dennis McKenna. 2012. Published by North StarPress of St. Cloud, Inc.
PSYCHEDELIA – An Ancient Culture, A Modern Way of Life
By Patrick Lundborg. 2012. Published Lysergia. Stockholm-Lhasa-Mojave. www.lysergia.com. Also available from http://beta.forcedexposure.com/Artists/LUNDBORG.PATRICK.html
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