Abrahamitic religions and psychedelics

The other day, Tuesday, May 19, I was on a panel at the Santa Fe bookstore, Collected Works, for the launch of a new edition of the book Zig Zag Zen. This is a multi-contributor book on Buddhism and psychedelics co-edited by Allan Badiner and Alex Grey. I contributed a piece to the first edition of the book in 2002 and it reappears in this edition. The panel was great fun as it featured Allan, Alex, Allyson Grey–three long-standing and Read More …

DMT and the Soul of Prophecy arrives this month

DMT and the Soul of Prophecy arrives at online and brick-and-mortar bookstores this month. People are buying copies from online stores as well as my own site and a recent Publishers Weekly review of the manuscript is quite positive. Pre-publication blurbs have also been quite positive, but their being from friends and colleagues didn’t help assuage my anxiety about “real world” reviews. I’m starting to schedule interviews by Skype and telephone and will speak at two events next Spring—one academic Read More …

Arguments Against God

In my upcoming book, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy (Park Street Press, 2014), I present a new model for a particular type of spiritual experience: Hebrew Bible prophetic consciousness. This model, which I call theoneurology, proposes that God communicates with someone experiencing prophecy through alterations in brain function, and that DMT may play a role in this process. In the buildup to the new model, I go to great lengths explaining the Hebrew Bible’s notion of the deity. I Read More …

Food for Thought – Introduction

This is an introduction to “Food for Thought,” a cyber-column I intend to write on a regular basis and post to my site. In these entries, I intend to share ideas and perspectives on issues relating to consciousness, psychedelic drugs, spirituality, and kindred topics. I may review a scientific paper or finding, comment on developments in the field, summarize and critique what I’m currently reading, and address questions from readers. My latest book, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy, is Read More …