Psychedelics and PhilosophywithPierre Grimes

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pierre grimes philosophical midwifery

Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Blocks to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.

Here he discusses his early philosophical explorations, starting in 1948. He encountered the philosophical teachings of the ancient Greeks as well as a variety of different Asian approach to philosophy. In the mid-1950s, as the result of a dream experience, he had a taste of the “divine illumination” as described by Plato. Later psychedelic experiences enabled him to recapture and sustain this experience. He also reviews the history of philosophical encounters with mind-altering substances.

(Recorded on April 16, 2018)

Published on April 20, 2018


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