In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Christopher Bache, PhD. Chris is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, 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. He’s the author of several books, but the one that prompted this interview is LSD and the Mind of the Universe—an account of what Chris experienced and learned from 73 high-dose LSD journeys that he embarked on over the course of 20 years. In today’s conversation they explore Chris’s LSD session protocol, the difference between using psychedelics for cosmological exploration vs spiritual enlightenment or psychiatric healing, how Chris processed and integrated his very intense experiences, what he learned about reincarnation, evolution at the collective and individual levels, what humans need to do to survive mounting existential threats, what he means by “diamond luminosity” and “diamond soul”, and much more.
You can learn more about Chris at his website.