Christopher M. Bache

Intercollegiate Psychedelics Summit 2019 Speaker

Diamonds from Heaven: LSD and the Mind of the Universe

Time and Location: Meyerson B1, April 4th, 2019, 3:15 — 4:15pm

Christopher M. Bache 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 and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. An award-winning teacher, Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. Chris has written three books translated into six languages: Lifecycles - a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night, Early Dawn - a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; and The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness. His new book is Diamonds from Heaven ~ LSD and the Mind of the Universe (2019).

Talk Abstract:

In this presentation I will share some of the boundaries crossed and lessons learned in my psychedelic journey reported in Diamonds from Heaven ~ LSD and the Mind of the Universe. Seventy-three high dose LSD sessions conducted between 1979-1999 became the philosophical adventure of a lifetime, but one I had to keep largely hidden from my university colleagues. As psychedelics return to legitimate scientific and academic discourse, I am now sharing my experiment in doing philosophy in the psychedelic mode.

See also Chris Bache’s bio at California Institute of Integral Studies.