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At the core of consciousness researcher and pioneering psychologist Ralph Metzner’s work is an attempt to understand our eco-psychology: how we as human beings relate to the natural world.

This conversation between consciousness pioneer Ralph Metzner and eco-visionary Michael Gosney was recorded at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies conference in Oakland, California (the annual gathering of scientific research on the healing and psychological effects of entheogenic and psychedelic agents Plant-teachersfound in nature) this Earth Day 2013 edition of Eco Evolution features a wide-ranging conversation with one of the most informed minds on the human condition, and potential.

Topics include:

  • Metzner’s work with Theodore Roszak launching the field of eco-psychology and the Green Earth Foundation as a clearinghouse
  • Deep ecology
  • Plants as healing agents and “teachers”
  • Shamanism
  • Cannabis and entheogens used for veteran’s post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Bio-regionalism
  • Community currencies and banking systems
  • The role of media in our eco evolution, and more

Underlying this conversation is the increasingly relevant message of the deepening awareness in our collective psyche that we are out of balance with the divine, and that this divinity reveals itself in the loving intelligence of the living planet in which we are embedded.

Listen to the conversation here:

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This interview was originally posted on Eco Evolution on April 22, 2013. 

You can go deeper into Ralph Metzner‘s entheogenic expertise in his new look at the “Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead,” in Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics and experience an intimate understanding of his life with the founders of the psychedelic movement in Birth of a Psychedelic Culture.

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