DC Psychedelic Society presents a livestream seminar with Dr. Jerry Brown, author of The Psychedelic Gospels.
The Psychedelic Gospels:
• Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres
• Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the Vatican
• Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to show that visionary plants were the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality
Friday June 23, 6-8pm
"What a journey! Travel with Jerry and Julie Brown exploring and discovering new interpretations of ancient images from Christian churches and cathedrals in Europe and the Middle East. Analyzing religious works of art, they have possibly uncovered one of the most secret, historical findings of our times - the influence of psychedelics as an integral part ofthe early Christian experience. They are bold, courageous, and insightful. A must read!"
- Gerald Jampolsky, M.D and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D., Co-Authors of Aging With Attitude and A Mini Course for Life
“A great read I recommend to anyone interested in the spiritual aspects of the psychedelic experience.” - Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, author and activist. From 1972-2014, he served as founding professor of anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he designed and taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.” The course examines the use of psychoactive plants by tribal and classical cultures, including Ancient India and Greece, and by modern mind-explorers, the “psychonauts of the twentieth century.”
Dr. Brown is co-author of “Sacred Plants and the Gnostic Church: Speculations on Entheogen-Use in Early Christian Ritual,” Journal of Ancient History," May 2014. As an activist, Dr. Brown has promoted positive social change. In the 1960s, he coordinated Cesar Chavez’s grape boycott on behalf of farm workers. In the 1980s, he worked with Business Executives for National Security to prevent nuclear war. Currently, he directs the World Business Academy’s Safe Energy Project, calling for the rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. Dr. Brown is coauthor of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (1997) and Freedom from Mid-East Oil (2007).
Dr. Brown is an award-winning teacher and outstanding public speaker, who has addressed national and international audiences in a variety of forums. He received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Religion from Antioch College and a doctorate degree in Anthropology from Cornell University.