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Religious Experience

Sometimes we encounter an experience that feels so profound and unexpected that it defies our expectations of the rational, physical world. Different religious traditions offer varying frameworks for interpreting these experiences, but all agree that these experiences seem to connect us with an expanded consciousness, higher power, or a fundamental truth about existence. They can feel like a moment where previous mysteries are clarified, and deep existential questions are answered with firmness and simplicity. They frequently seem to come “out of nowhere,” or are at least beyond our control or expectation, and rarely last very long. What—if anything—can cause or stimulate these experiences is of great interest to seekers and scientists alike. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Michael Pollan - Psychedelics and How to Change Your Mind | Bioneers

As one of our most brilliant and clear-eyed explorers of such topics as plant intelligence and how we feed ourselves, Michael will share his luminous insights from what began as investigative reportage and became a very personal interior journey into the mystery of consciousness and the nature of sp...

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Dmt - the Hidden Truth (2019)

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How Psychedelics Can Treat Depression - Robin Carhart Harris

The talk will review brain imaging work on the action of psychedelics on the brain and describe the results of a clinical trial assessing psilocybin as a treatment for depression. It will also review the broader societal impact of psychedelic drug-use and discuss its implications.

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Ego Death & Peak Experiences | Coffee with Twig

Twig Harper talks ego death and peak experiences of unity.

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