Entheogens and GodwithDon Lattin
May 3, 2023
Here he describes the new landscape that is emerging as mainstream organizations in science, religion, and psychotherapy come to terms with the decriminalization of entheogens such as psilocybin.
Don Lattin, a former journalist, is author of Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge; Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today; The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America; Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy; and Distilled Spirits: Getting High, and then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk.
Here he describes the extraordinary friendship of three seminal figures: Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception; Gerald Heard, author of The Five Ages of Man; and Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the early 1950s, these individuals were among the first to explore the potential of psychedelic drugs (mescaline, psilocybin, and LSD) as a tool for spiritual and psychological breakthroughs.
(Recorded on February 10, 2021)
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Published on February 26, 2021
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