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Poet Tea – Love is in the Air

This Valentine’s Day, Love is in the Air at Synergia Ranchcerrillossunset

Synergetic Press presents a Poet’s Tea with Rosé & Johnny Dolphin

Join us for a heart-centered afternoon and drink in the poetry of these two special men who bring us beauty and truth from their powerful words. 

On February 14th, from 3-6 pm at Synergia Ranch

RSVP by emailing tango (at)

Tea and light snacks will be served.



Rosé was born deep in the Bronx in 1934. He began crafting his poetry while attending a number of colleges during the 50’s. After a stint in the army he bounced around working as a lifeguard, masseur and astrology writer. He saw his heaviest combat duty teaching High School in New York. In the early sixties he assiduously pursued Ancient Greek while dining on Mexican beaches, touring in European cafés and slumming in Moroccan dives. Between a stint of acting, including the movie “The Edge,” he published a book of drawings and launched skin diving trips throughout the Yucatan and the Florida Keys. His “School of the Night” specialized in occult classes and his “Liquid Wedge Gallery” made media history with sculptor Tony Price’s first “Atomic Art Show” in NYC in 1969.Rosé is the father of two daughters. He lives with his wife in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he performs his poetry at the drop of a hat.

John Allen (pen name Johnny Dolphin)

Under his nom de plume, Johnny Dolphin, writes poetry and prose that emphasizes humanity’s connection with the biosphere and our responsibility as planetary stewards. He has read in many places around the world including George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, the Green Street Cafe in New York where Ornette Coleman accompanied him on the saxophone, The October Gallery in London, and the Caravan of Dreams in Fort Worth, Texas. His plays have been performed in many countries on seven continents, from the ICA in London and Theatre du Soleil in Paris, to villages on the Amazon and streets in California, from Wroclaw to Oshogbo. As an acting teacher, he has taught over 200 actors and set up ten studios.

A scientist, poet, playwright, and savant, he lived with the avant-garde and Berbers in Tangiers, Morocco;  then, clad in a jelaba across N. Africa, living with tribal chiefs and shamans while journeying on south on the Nile through the Sudan, continuing east to India, Nepal, Vietnam, and Japan, all the while studying the art, science, and literature of civilizations on this planet. He emerged as a writer from the Tangier school at age thirty-four. Since then he has chronicled a personal and social history of the essence of the places he has been through poetry, short stories and plays.

And if you aren’t able to join us for the event, you can still find the poetry of Rosé and Johnny Dolphin in our bookstore.


New Day NW Calls Tony Juniper ‘A Man on a Mission’

by New Day Producers

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Tony Juniper is a man on a mission to share how the world can enjoy economic growth without sacrificing the environment. His work has led to high profile positions, including advisory and teaching posts at Cambridge University and with the Prince of Wales, better known as Prince Charles. Tony also co-wrote Prince Charles’ environmental book “Harmony”. His royal highness wrote the foreword for Tony’s latest book, “What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?” that is already a bestseller in the U.K. and is just now being released in the U.S. Tony joined Margaret to talk about the book and what has fueled his mission for more than three decades. Read Full Article

From the New York Times: How psychedelic drugs can help patients face death

Recent news from The New York Times examining current research on psilocybin and its ability to reduce patient anxiety about facing death.

The article talks about people experiencing cancer, and the way in which psychedelic experiences can calm a person’s fear about death and help them to appreciate the time they have left.

Read the full article.


It also describes some of the early research into psychedelics and how these scientists are trying to separate their work from the shadow of the 1960’s in order to be taken more seriously by the medical world in exploring the therapeutic benefits of these substances.

Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner’s Birth of a Psychedelic Culture details the beginning of this movement that examines the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics and challenges the stigma of these substances from the 1960’s.

“After transcendent experiences, people often have much less fear of death,” Griffiths says. Fourteen months after participating in a psilocybin study that was published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology last year, 94 percent of subjects said that it was one of the five most meaningful experiences of their lives; 39 percent said that it was the most meaningful experience.

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Oprah and Ram Dass

On April 22, Ram Dass appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) for the premier of Oprah and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace. If you missed it, don’t forget to listen to Oprah’s interview with Ram Dass airing on SiriusXM through the end of April!

Also check out this blog to learn more about Ram Dass’ spiritual evolution and his relationship with Timothy Leary. Learn More. Or get a copy of his book, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties, coauthored with Ralph Metzner and Gary Bravo, available from Synergetic Press or your local bookstore.

Oprah and Ram Dass