What does the Universe want us to know and what are we capable of knowing? These questions are the crux of this first conversation in a series of three with author Chris Bache. He writes, “When the shell of the private mind dissolves, experience opens to a landscape so vast it’s hard to find the right words to describe it—the Mind of the Universe, the Cosmic Mind, the Great Expanse. One falls into it, explodes into it, melts into it, sometimes cataclysmically, sometimes so gently it feels like the most natural thing in the world.” In this episode we explore all things “future human” as we seek to understand the mind of the Universe.
ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Chris Bache, Ph.D. has spent his life moving between the worlds of academia and psychedelic exploration. Trained as a philosopher of religion at Brown University, he became convinced early in his career that psychedelics represented a revolution not only in clinical psychology but in philosophy as well. By giving us systematic access to dimensions of consciousness that lie beyond space-time reality, these sacraments are triggering a turning point in western thought and driving the emergence of a new academic discipline – psychedelic philosophy.
Accordingly, between 1979 and 1999, he did 73 therapeutically structured, high-dose LSD sessions following a strict protocol. He pushed his psychedelic practice beyond therapeutic healing and spiritual awakening to explore the deep structure of the universe itself. He then spent another 20 years digesting his experiences before publishing LSD and the Mind of the Universe. Chris’ journey moved him often beyond linear time into Deep Time, beyond personal transformation into the arc of humanity’s collective transformation, giving him prophetic visions of an emerging global crisis and the imminent birth of a radically transformed Future Human.
Chris is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and on the Advisory Council of Grof Legacy Training. An award-winning teacher and international speaker, he has written four books: 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 collective fields of consciousness in teaching; and LSD and the Mind of the Universe, the story of his 20-year journey with LSD. He lives in Weaverville, NC, with his wife Christina Hardy, a professional astrologer and past-life therapist. His website is chrisbache.com
CO-HOST, DR. PAUL J. MILLS
Dr. Paul J. Mills is Professor of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He has over 400 scientific publications in the fields of pharmacology, oncology, cardiology, psychoneuroimmunology, behavioral medicine, and integrative health. He is the author of the book Science, Being, and Becoming: The Spiritual Lives of Scientists published by Light on Light Press. Paul’s bookis the 2023 Gold Nautilus Award for Science & Cosmology. Click here for a free excerpt of the book.
HOST DR. JULIE KRULL
As an Evolutionary Leader, award-winning author, dynamic speaker, and popular talk show host, Dr. Julie Krull has her finger on the pulse of transformative change, conscious evolution, and whole system health in these times of sweeping global challenges. Called, "renaissance woman for the dawning unitive age," Dr. Julie is a respected leader, spiritual guide, and co-creative consultant for high impact individuals and organizations ready for radical transformation. She is the host of The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected, and Co-Founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Good of the Whole.
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