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Ralph Metzner Ph.D. (born May 18 1936 in Germany), is an American psychologist, writer and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later named Ram Dass). Dr. Metzner is a psychotherapist, and Professor Emeritus of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he was formerly the Academic Dean and Academic Vice-president. [1]

Dr. Metzner has been involved in consciousness research, including psychedelics, Yoga, meditation and Shamanism for over 45 years. He is a co-founder and President of the Green Earth Foundation, a non-profit educational organization devoted to healing and harmonizing the relationship between humans and the Earth[2], and a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement [3]. Metzner was featured in the 2006 film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within, a documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world.[4]

He has conducted numerous workshops on consciousness transformation and alchemical divination, both nationally and internationally [5]. He is also a poet and singer-songwriter and has produced one CD.

Bibliography

  • Metzner, Ralph (2009). Mind Space Time Stream (paperback ed.). Berkeley, CA: Green Earth Foundation & Regent Press. ISBN 978-1-58790-172-0.  
  • Metzner, Ralph (2009). Alchemical Divination (paperback ed.). Berkeley, CA: Green Earth Foundation & Regent Press. ISBN 978-158-790-162-1.  
  • Metzner, Ralph (2008). The Roots of War and Domination (paperback ed.). Berkeley, CA: Green Earth Foundation & Regent Press. ISBN 978-158-790-150-8.  
  • Metzner, Ralph (2008). The Expansion of Consciousness (paperback ed.). Berkeley, CA: Green Earth Foundation & Regent Press. ISBN 978-158-790-147-8.  
  • Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca (paperback ed.). Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. 2006. ISBN 1-59477-053-0.  
  • Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanacatl (paperback ed.). Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. 2005. ISBN 1-59477-044-1.  
  • Green Psychology - Transforming our Relationship to the Earth (paperback ed.). Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. 1999. ISBN 0-89281-798-4.  
  • The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (rev. ed. of Opening to Inner Light ed.). Novato, CA: Origin Press. 1998. ISBN 1-57983-000-5.  
  • The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe. Boston: Shambhala. 1994. ISBN 1-57062-028-8.  
  • Opening to Inner Light: The Transformation of Human Nature and Consciousness. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher. 1986. ISBN 0-87477-354-7.  
  • (1979). Know Your Type: Maps of Identity (Anchor Press; 1st edition) ISBN 0-385-13162-3
  • Maps of Consciousness: I Ching, Tantra, Tarot, Alchemy, Astrology, Actualism (paperback ed.). New York: Collier Books. 1971. ISBN 0-02-077400-1.  
  • Leary, Timothy; Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert (1963/1992). The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (paperback ed.). New York: Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-1652-6.  

Discography

  • 1966 - The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (with Richard Alpert & Timothy Leary) (reissued on CD in 2003 by Folkways)
  • 2006 - Bardo Blues - and Other Songs of Liberation (with Kit Walker) Music CD (Green Earth Foundation)
  • 2009 - Cognition Factor (2009)

References

  1. ^ [1] CIIS Faculty List - Ralph Metzner
  2. ^ [2] Green Earth Foundation
  3. ^ [3] 911 Truth website
  4. ^ http://www.entheogen.tv/bios.php
  5. ^ [4] Ralph Metzner Alchemical Divination website

Simple English

Ralph Metzner is an American psychologist, and writer. He was born in 1936, in Germany. With Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert he was involved in a series of tests done at Harvard University, in the 1960s. These tests involved psychedelic drugs.








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