Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Harvard Psychedelic Club - Awareness

Ram Dass began teaching at Harvard University in 1958, where his explorations of human consciousness led him to conduct intensive research with LSD and other psychedelic elements in collaboration with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, and others. In this video, Ram Dass engages you into a moment regarding your choice and arrangement of your birth and death and outlays an understanding towards the embodiment of awareness.

Ram Dass, author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, is one of America's most beloved spiritual teachers. Ram Dass is founder of the Hanuman Foundation, which developed the Prison-Ashram Project, designed to help inmates grow spiritually during incarceration, and the Living Dying Project, which provides support for conscious dying. He is also cofounder of the Seva Foundation, an international organization dedicated to relieving suffering in the world.

The Harvard Psychedelic Club is the story of how three brilliant scholars and one ambitious freshman (Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil) crossed paths in the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug research project, transforming their lives and American culture and launching the mind/body/spirit movement that inspired the explosion of yoga classes, organic produce, and alternative medicine.

A Conversation with Terence McKenna and Ram Dass (1992)
“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.” ―Terence McKenna
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