Ralph Metzner, PhD, (1936–2019) was a Germany-born American psychologist, writer, and researcher focused on human consciousness and consciousness expansion. He participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass). His interests ranged from archetypes, shamanism, spirit animals, the environmental crisis, and the inherent spiritual connection among all beings and the planet.
A classic and perennially relevant book, written by one of the world's foremost authorities in the field, The Unfolding Self examines in detail the transformations that an individual undergoes in the process of their expansion of consciousness.
An exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca • Details the scientific discovery of ayahuasca’s sophisticated psychoactive delivery system in the brain and body and its potential applications in medicine and psychology • Includes contribu...
More than fifty years after the Summer of Love, the promise of the psychoactive ’60s—that deeper self-awareness and greater harmony can be achieved through reality-bending substances and practices—is close to becoming a mainstream phenomenon.
Written by the world's leading experts on MDMA, Ecstasy: The Complete Guide takes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and other illne...
A comprehensive guide to the safe and ethical application of expanded states of consciousness for therapists, healing practitioners, and sincere explorers. Psychedelic medicines also known as entheogens are entering the mainstream.
By the mid-1950s, LSD research was being published in medical and academic journals all over the world. It showed potential benefits in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other mental illnesses. This film explores those potential benefits, and the researchers who explored them.