Psychedelics and Spirituality: Today’s Psychedelic Renaissance, An Anthroposophical Perspective

Apr 23, 2024 7:00PM


Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA

Cost $20 (usual donation) or $10 (current paid branch members)

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Today we are unquestionably in what many term a “psychedelic renaissance,” with increased social rehabilitation of these powerful agents taking place, perhaps foremost in the domain of therapy for behavioral health issues.

Many individuals who are exploring psychedelic drugs will experience, with varying degrees of intention and readiness, what can be recognized as encounters with the spiritual world. With its strong materialistic leanings, our culture is lacking the concepts needed to begin to think or talk about these experiences from a robustly conceived viewpoint, such as is provided by Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy.

Join a dialog with the panelists, Karl Maret, MD, and David Eyes, where we explore questions of how anthroposophy may relate itself to the surging interest in these powerful tools. Douglas Wylie will moderate the conversation.

Dr. Karl Maret is clinic director at the Tree of Health in Aptos, CA, providing Integrative Medicine services including Clinical Nutrition, Functional Medicine, and Energy Medicine modalities. He has given many presentations promoting health and wellness. He holds an M.D. degree, a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He has been a student of Anthroposophia for many decades.

David Eyes is a lifetime student of anthroposophy, and current member of the Core Group of the local branch. He is the author of the recently published Growing Up Psychedelic: Becoming Human in a World of Spirit. It details his youthful experimentation with LSD and its transformational impact. His experiences serve as material for a look at the psychedelic experience through the lens of Steiner’s teachings.

$20 (usual donation) or $10 (current paid branch members)

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The Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Branch is pleased to sponsor this event.