Conversations about LSD and the Mind of the Universe with Chris Bache

inbodied life podcast Jun 30, 2023
Conversations about LSD and the Mind of the Universe



Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngston State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute for Noetic Sciences and on teh Advisory Council of Grof Legacy Training. An award winning teacher and international speaker, Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. He has written four books translated into eight languages: Lifecycles - a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night Early Dawn - a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness and LSD and the Mind of the Universe, the story of his 20 year journey with LSD. In this conversation, we talk about Chris’ personal experiences with altered states, the cosmology of consciousness, and what we need to do in order to shift the world from ego driven to soul driven.  

What you will learn:

  • The difference between psycholytic therapy and psychedelic therapy 

  • The five levels of consciousness: 1. Personal mind; 2. Collective mind, species mind; 3. Archetypal mind; 4. One Mind; 5. Diamond Luminoscity, clear light of absolute reality, dharmakāya 

  • Why death is beautiful and we don’t need to fear it

  • How we might create a new human and a new collective consciousness that transcends the smallness of constructed separation

  • What God is for a post-religious world

  • The integral importance of community and integration with psychedelic work 

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