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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
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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.

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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

 

 

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