September 1, 2013
David Jay Brown discusses his latest book The New Science of Psychedelics – At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality.
For as long as humanity has existed, we have used psychedelics to raise our levels of consciousness and seek healing, first in the form of visionary plants such as cannabis, and now with the addition of manmade psychedelics such as LSD and MDMA. These substances have inspired spiritual awakenings, artistic and literary works, technological and scientific innovation, and even political revolutions. But what does the future hold for humanity and can psychedelics help take us there?
Sharing insights from luminaries such as Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Deepak Chopra, Jerry Garcia, Annie Sprinkle and Rupert Sheldrake, The New Science of Psychedelics explores the revelations brought about through its author’s psychedelic experiences and his work with visionaries of the psychedelic and scientific communities. The book investigates the role of psychedelics in creativity, lucid dreaming, time travel, sex and pleasure enhancement, morphic field theory, encounters with nonhuman entities, the interface between science and spirituality, and the nature and evolution of consciousness.
Revealing not only what psychedelics can teach us about ourselves and the world around us, David also shows how they are preparing humanity for a future of enlightened minds and worlds beyond our solar system.
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