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* Nov. 25, 2013 Awesome footage of communication with wild animals
* October 21, 2013 Last Hours
* October 14, 2013 Three short documentary films of paranormal surgeon healers
* Aug 20, 2013 Craig Ferguson, late-night comedian, brilliant satirist
* Aug 20, 2013 The hubris of empire and the courage of whistle-blowers
* Aug 20, 2013 The Owl and the Pussycat – a remarkable friendship
* June 24, 2013 Encouraging developments in sustainable economies/ecologies
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Upcoming Events at which Ralph will be Presenting
December 14 & 15, 2013
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, Santa Rosa, CA
The floor in Grace Pavilion will feature an agricultural stage that covers information pertinent to cultivators and another stage that covers topics ranging from the medical benefits of cannabis to the psychoactive experience. A breeder’s tent will feature musical performances all through out the day. Hands-on demonstration areas that cover food and health, cultivation, and textiles. Vendors will display their finest goodies and there will be lots of Organic food, juices and flowers to go around. Ralph is on a panel called Visionaries on Saturday at 6:30.
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March 7-8, 2014
Lecture & Workshop at the C.G. Jung Society in Seattle
C.G. Jung, Albert Hofmann and The Philosphers' Stone
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Recent Items of Interest:
Underground, underwater and below the ice. A time bomb is ticking. Scientists are seeing the evidence.
Runaway climate change could be closer than we think.
While these captions may appear scary, that's not the point. The point is to awaken our awareness to the catastrophic changes taking place on planet Earth in our time. In a ten-minute video you will see an informative, science-based update on the state and potential fate of the planet. Please pass on widely. The website includes additional suggestions for direct actions.
Last Hours website
Psychedelics, Shamanism & Consciousness Expansion
Watch the July 2013 lecture by Ralph Metzner at the October Gallery in London. The video produced by Open Meditation.
YouTube video of Ralph Metzner talking about the octave principle of the evolution of consciousness, applied to 20th Century developments.
I unexpectedly came across this 15 minute condensed video version of a talk I gave at the Mind States Conference in 2003. The videographer, whose name is Cosmicsmi2le, found some rare footage of G.I. Gurdjieff, among other images.
Interview published in Blues@Greece:
Psychologist, writer Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
talks about the Earth, Music and Psychedelic experiences
For full interview
DVD: The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD
Martin Witz's THE SUBSTANCE: ALBERT HOFMANN'S LSD is an informative investigation into the history of a substance so potent that mere fractions of a milligram can expand a subject's perception of reality.
"The best film about psychedelics made so far and a fitting tribute to Albert Hofmann - who is truly the mystic chemist."
Available from Icarus Films
Healing the Fear of Dying
Two Dramatic Filmed Accounts of Psilocybin
Experiences in Terminal Cancer Patients
To get a sense of the significance and potential impact of this work with psilocybin in alleviating anxiety around dying, below are links to two filmed interviews with subjects who went through this program, and who have since died.
Here's a link to a video of a slide-illustrated talk by Ralph Metzner at the October Gallery in London, May 14, 2011. The title was: The Expansion of Conciousness in the Individual and Society. Click here to see a slide show of the Consciousness and the Biosphere symposium at the October Gallery. Symposium featured John Allen, Ralph Metzner, Amanda Feilding, Bernard Carr, and was moderated by David Luke.
Entheo:Genesis - DVD
From Millbrook to Hollywood - Download
Entheogenesis examines the modern day crisis of disenchantment associated with living in a hyper modern world, integrating ancient history, philosophy, science and emerging technology to draw the audience toward new existential possibilities. Weaving together images and interviews of ecological awareness, tribal dance culture, shamanism and the current evaluation of entheogenic compounds, the film documents the emergence of techno-shamanism and the evolution of man kind. Exploring themes ranging from archaic cosmologies to the collective consciousness of the Internet, the thinkers and artists in the film, including Stan Grof, Rick Doblin, Marilyn Schiltz, Terence Mckenna, Alex Grey, Ralph Metzner, John Markoff, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Kat Harrison postulate the potential for the next leap in planetary consciousness.
From Millbrook to Hollywood - Go behind the scenes of one of the world's most infamous unreleased films. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out is more than just Timothy Leary's most famous phrase. It's also the title of his never-released film, made with his associate in psychedelic experimentation, Ralph Metzner. Rod Mann's rarely screened From Millbrook to Hollywood focuses on the making of Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out and features an interview with Metzner as well as extremely 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.
"Torsten Passie's research not only deals with the amplified psychotherapy possible with MDMA, but also with the neurophysiological and neurochemical correlates of the experience. His book deserves a place as an essential milestone in the integration of MDMA-type drugs into psychotherapeutic practice." Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., from the Foreword
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.
Ralph Metzner writes: Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD, the most potent mind-expanding substance ever found, was an event of multiple synchronicities - it occurred in 1943 in Switzerland, a neutral country, within months of the building of the atomic bomb. Albert Hofmann had the scientific and the spiritual insight to recognize the enormous significance of his discovery and spent the rest of his long life exploring it. The authors of this biography have done a marvelous job of pulling together documentation and commentary, not only about Hofmann and LSD but also the socio-cultural and political upheavals of the 1960s, during which LSD and all mind-expanding drugs played an enormous role. The story of LSD and its potential role in society is however far from over, as Hofmann himself also thought. Please read this book and stay tuned...
The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss - My Life with Terence McKenna
By Dennis McKenna. 2012. Published by North StarPress of St. Cloud, Inc.
Reading this fraternal autobiography was for me both fascinating and moving, as I was and remain close friends with both the brothers, have shared stimulating conversations and psychedelic explorations with them, and was deeply saddened by Terence’s early death. Terence became known for his scintillating eloquence and Irish gift of the gab, like my old friend from an earlier generation Timothy Leary. His scintillating flights of the imagination, mixing far-out speculative science and arcane scholarship, delivered in his characteristic dead-pan nasally inflected voice – have astonished and delighted thousands – and remain in disembodied recordings circulating worldwide on the internet[...]
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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
Psychedelic culture seems to breed luxuriously in the literary, visual and auditory arts. Patrick Lundborg, a Swedish computer scientist and independent researcher who previously published The Acid Archives, a pioneering study of underground music in the 1960s and 1970s, has here produced an impressively wide-ranging historical compendium of psychedelic culture. In over 500 pages, Lundborg surveys a colorful history that spans 3,500 years of a living underground culture, engaged in constant dialogue with its mainstream counterpart[...]
New German Language edition of The Well of Remembrance
This German language book originally published in1994, has been out of print for some time and is now available in a new updated edition with all the original illustrations (which were ommitted in the earlier German edition).
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
"Dieses wichtige und genau zur richtigen Zeit erscheinende Buch lässt uns die Stimmen unserer Ahnen aus dem Alten Europa hören, die uns die Feier des Lebens lehren und uns in der Kunst der Versöhnung unterrichten." Joanna Macy
Can be bought through the publisher Arun Verlag
Other German language books by Ralph Metzner
The Ecology of Consciousness series are being published by Nachtschatten Verlag, in Solothurn, Switzerland. The first four volumes have already appeared: 1) Die Erweiterung des Bewusstseins, 2) Die Wurzeln von Krieg und Herrschaft, 3) Alchemistische Divination, 4) Raum des Geistes - Strom der Zeit. Vol. 5 - Der Lebenszyklus der Menschenseele.
Estonian language edition of Mind Space and Time Stream is now available from the publisher.
Four-minute video clip of Ralph Metzner giving a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia, August 2012. Audio is Life-Cycle Medicine Wheel track from "Spirit Soundings" CD. Video produced by Ivo Eggi.
Movie: Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation, written by Brian Thomas Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker
One day on a Greek island, and your view of the universe will change forever... Ask acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme about our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe, and his insights will light up the night skies. As our host, co-writer, and fellow traveler, he shares his infectious curiosity about life’s biggest questions in the epic JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE.
Click here to see a preview and buy the DVD. Available in PAL (Europe) or NTSC (USA) formats.
New book on Alan Watts:
A new book of scholarly essays on the writings of Alan Watts has just been published by the State University of New York Press in Albany, NY, in their Series on Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology. The title is Alan Watts – Here and Now, Contributions to psychology, philosophy and religion. Edited by Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice (SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 2012). My own essay in the book is titled From the Joyous Cosmology to the Watercourse Way: An Appreciation of Alan Watts. Other contributors include Ralph W. Hood Jr. on Alan Watts’ Anticipation of Four Major Debates in the Psychology of Religion; Stanley Krippner on The Psychedelic Adventures of Alan Watts; Michael Brannigan to Listening to the Rain: Embodied Awareness in Watts; Miriam Levering on Alan Watts on Nature, Gender and Sexuality; Kaisa Puhakka on Buddhist Wisdom in the West – A Fifty Year Perspective; and Chungliang Al Huang on Watercourse Way: Still Flowing with Alan Watts.
Click here to read my essay on Alan Watts - which was adapted for the book.
In Memoriam - Peter Berg (1937-2011)
From the SF Chronicle: An actor and playwright with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and a co-founder of the Diggers in the '60s, he also founded Planet Drum Foundation, an ecological, educational nonprofit, and became internationally recognized as a leading advocate for a concept known as bioregionalism. Bioregionalism, which Mr. Berg is credited with developing, relies on natural systems, such as watersheds, as the basis from which to develop sustainable societies...
Planet Drum Foundation: A voice for Bioreginal sustainability, education and culture
Ralph presented the following remarks at his memorial: What I learned from Peter Berg-- I first encountered Peter’s work when I was at the California Institute of Integral Studies, developing and teaching courses on ecopsychology and ecological consciousness. I came to understand the significance of bioregionalism as one of several radical movements – like deep ecology and ecofeminism – that were not just addressing particular environmental problems, but challenging the basic philosophical assumptions of the dominant modern worldview. Read more...
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Kimba Arem has produced a wonderfully evocative recording of Timothy Leary's Psychedelic Prayers. Click here for the MP3 download or contact Kimba Arem for the hard copy of the CD. Visit her website at www.gaearth.com
In an interview with director Rak Razam at last year's MAPS conference, Ralph Metzner recalls the beginning of psychedelic research at Harvard in the early 1960s and discusses the prospects for future psychedelic research. Here's the link to the webpage with the video of Ralph's talk.
The following essay describing MDMA therapy with PTSD written in the 1980s, jointly by Ed Ellis and Ralph Metzner can be seen online at: From Traumatized Vet to Peacemaker Activist, or in the MAPS Bulletin, XXI, 1
Here's a link to a recent text interview with Ralph Metzner by Willi Paul of Planetshifter Magazine planetshifter.com The site also includes a link to a 6.5 minute video of Ralph talking at the World Psychedelic Forum in Basel, Switzerland, 2008.
|Here's a link to a wonderful website called Crazy about Mushrooms by Anna McHugh. On the website you can download and hour long radio documentary about mushrroms featuring Paul Stamets, Ralph Metzner and several others.
For a thoughtful review by Allan Badiner in Tricycle: the Buddhist Review, of Birth of a Psychedelic Culture together with Don Lattin's The Harvard Psychedelic Club go here.
Radio interview with Ralph on EntheoRadio by Trevahr Hughes 1/5/11
Radio interview with Ralph on EntheoRadio by Trevahr Hughes 8/14/10
Meso-American Mushroom Cult
Here is a link to a website with fascinating images of the ancient Maya hallucinogenic mushroom cult. The website is created by Carl de Borhegyi, who writes "The following study was inspired by a theory first proposed by my father, the late Maya archaeologist Dr. Stephan F. de Borhegyi, that hallucinogenic mushroom rituals were a central aspect of Maya religion..." read more-
Scientific American article on Hallucinogens as Medicine
A review by Roland Griffiths and Charles Grob on the recent research on the psilocybin-assisted therapy for end-of-life anxiety. The appearance in the flagship magazine of the scientific establishment marks a watershed in society's new look at psychedelics.
The Green Earth Foundation
Green Earth Foundation is an educational and research
organization dedicated to the healing and harmonizing of the
relationships between humanity and the Earth. Our objectives
are to help bring about changes in attitudes, values, perceptions,
and worldviews that are based on ecological balance and respect
for the integrity of all life-forms on Earth. Our areas of
research and interest include consciousness studies, shamanism and alchemy, Earth
mythology, as well as green- and eco-psychology.
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featuring Green Earth Foundation founder Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.,
who (since his participation in the Harvard psilocybin project of the 1960s) has been exploring states of consciousness and transformational
practices for over forty-five years.
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