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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

Worlds within
7. Worlds Within and Worlds Beyond

6 pathways
6. Six Pathways of Destiny

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5. Life Cycle of the Human Soul

4. Mind Space and
Time Stream

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3. Alchemical Divination

2. The Roots of War and Domination

1. The Expansion of Consciousness - Revised 2015 Edition

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MindSpace and TimeStream - Understanding and Navigating Your States of Consciousness - Talk at IONS in Tuscon, October 2

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.


Workshop on September 16th at the California Institute of Integral Studies

"Ralph Metzner: A Celebration of His Recent Writings" - Join us as Dr. Ralph Metzner discusses his three new books published this year.

New book available!  Allies for Awakening: Guidelines for productive and safe experiences with entheogens.

This monograph is based on 50 years of experience as a participant-observer in the international underground sub-culture involved with entheogenic, consciousness-expanding substances. I discuss the uses and values of such substances when the explicit intention or purpose is for spiritual awakening, psychotherapy, healing, increased understanding and the enhancement of creativity. The intent of this documentation is not to prove or promote any particular method or treatment of any condition. The evaluation of entheogens needs to be in terms of how productive these experiences are of healthier approaches to the issues of living in these times, in this world.

Cover of Diving for Treasures

New Book of Poetry Available!  Diving For Treasures

These poems were written over a period of about 30 years, in the course of my travels in America and Europe, teaching courses and workshops in consciousness expansion, meditation, psychedelics, shamanism, alchemy and emerging new worldviews. Some of these poems were recorded on a spoken voice CD called Spirit Soundings with sonic and musical accompaniment by Kit Walker and friends.

New Book Available!  Expansion of Consciousness - Revised Edition (2015)

Part One describes how the transformation teachings of alchemy were revived in the 20th century by the work of two Swiss scientists: C.G Jung and Albert Hofmann. Part Two (which is completely re-written) describes a seven-stage octave series of transformations of collective consciousness starting in 1945, with the peace treaties and atomic bomb explosions that marked the end of World War II.



Timothy Leary - The Harvard Years: Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin - with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, and others.

Edited and Introduced by James Penner. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 2014.


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:
Film 2:


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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


Mystic Chemist:
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.  Also available from


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Recent Books/CDs

Allies For Awakening
Allies For Awakening

Diving For Treasures
Diving For Treasures

The Expansion of Consciousness - Revised 2015
The Expansion of Consciousness - Revised 2015

toad and jaguar
The Toad & the Jaguar

Through the Gateway of the Heart

The Ayahuasca Experience

unfolding self
The Unfolding Self
2010 Edition

Birth of a Psychedelic Culture
Ram Dass &
Ralph Metzner,
with Gary Bravo

spirit soundsing
Spirit Soundings
Poems by Ralph Metzner
Music by Kit Walker & others

Auge der Seherin - Stimme des Dichters Eye of the Seeress - Voice of the Poet
Zweisprachiges Anthologie
Bilingual anthology

Green Psychology

The Well of Remembrance

Psychedelic Prayers
by Timothy Leary

Introduction by Ralph Metzner

CD's by
Ralph Metzner:

Bardo Blues
CD of Ralph's Songs, 2005

Discussion between Ralph and Michael Harner, 2006

kdlfVisionary Experience and Divination
Talk by Ralph
in NY, 2001



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