Chris Bache tells what he discovered on his extraordinary cosmological journey, doing 73 high-dose LSD sessions over a period of twenty years. Motivated by a passion to find out more about the universe, Chris became intimate with the ocean of suffering in our collective psyche, the death/rebirth cycle, the preciousness of individuality, integrating consciousness at very high levels of energy, and the future of humanity. Chris explains a universal intelligence met him every step of the way. A modern-day Odysseus, who has explored realms far beyond our normal perceptions of reality, Chris’ presence is profoundly compassionate, grounded in a uniquely deep trust in the love and intelligence of the universe. Recorded on October 25, 2021.
Topics & Time Stamps – Part 3
- Pitfalls on the path and how to keep grounded (01:22)
- The sickness of silence: doing psychedelic research in a psychedelic-phobic society (7:09)
- Is there an end state? Every opening is a portal to another opening (9:00)
- Dissolving into pure luminosity, an endless progression (12:00)
- “Diamond vision” outside of time/space and the Bardo reality: seeing through the eyes of the future human (14:20)
- The diamond luminosity condition (18:07)
- Words from the Great Mother (24:29)
- The creative intelligence and the evolution of the collective psyche (27:31)
- The profound genius, the depth of love, and the purposeful intent of the universe (29:40)
- Discovering we can trust ourselves profoundly—our individual minds as well as the greater reality (37:26)
- Letting go of the fear of death: death is the great liberation (43:23)
Resources & References – Part 3
- A.H. Almaas, Runaway Realization*, The Alchemy of Freedom*
- Dharmakaya: the clear light of absolute reality
- Pure Land Buddhism
- Stanislav Grof, The Cosmic Game*
- Vajrayana practice
- Chris Bache, LSD and Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven*
- Chris Bache, The Living Classroom*
- 7-week online course on Chris’ book: Exploring the Cosmic Mind Through Psychedelics (Shift Network)
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Chris Bache, Ph.D. is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and on the Advisory Board of Grof Legacy Training. Chris’ passion has been the study of the philosophical implications of non ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. An award-winning teacher and international speaker, Chris has written four books: Lifecycles, a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night, Early Dawn, a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; The Living Classroom, an exploration of collective fields of consciousness in teaching; and LSD and the Mind of the Universe, the story of his 20-year journey with LSD.
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