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Aug Psychedelic Book Club - East Bay

  • Aug 23, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The Psychedelic Society of San Francisco is proud to bring you our continuing series of the Psychedelic Book Club.


For August's Psychedelic Book Club we'll be reading the following text:

The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness

(Each purchase through the link above will ensure a small donation comes to the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco.)

The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the insight that the consciousness-changing drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can facilitate “when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search, not of kicks, but of understanding.” More than an artifact, it is both a riveting memoir of Watts’s personal experiments and a profound meditation on our perennial questions about the nature of existence and the existence of the sacre


Event to be held in Berkeley.  Location is about a 10-minute walk from the Ashby BART station.  Exact address and detailed directions will be sent out in advance of meeting to members who have signed up.   The number of attendees is limited to fifteen because that’s the maximum number my living room can accommodate for a focused group discussion.  If you sign up but then later find you can’t make it, please change your RSVP so that someone else who’s interested can take your place.

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  • Cory

    Hi Every One,
    I really enjoyed our evening, the Open vulnerable sharings, the depth of Awareness from which the sharing arose from each one and as the phenomena that it is... It was just great.. definitely people I can connect with.... the an intimacy and common understanding and wonderful mature orientation as all this... I am really looking forward to the next one. And yes... the setting, the home and the home owner (forget your name.. thanks so much, I hope to be there again)... and especially thank you to Ken.. for your interesting questions that kept the discussion and sharing going... that is a gift to moderate like that and was an intregal part of this unfolding.... Thanks every one... Love to you and All.. As Love Always Cory

    August 28, 2013

  • Akiko S.

    Wonderful meeting. I enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to the next event! - Akiko

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • SF W.

    Dear All, It was an honor for Brian and I to attend our first meeting last night. The people, discussion and location was amazing! Thank you so much for having this event. Cheers!

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Ken

      Very nice to meet you both, and thanks for your participation! Hope to see you again next time.

      August 25, 2013

  • Ken

    Thanks to all who attended for their spirited and thoughtful engagement. Thanks also to those who couldn't attend but changed their RSVP to "No" in a timely manner. Next meeting of the Book Club will be on The Psychedelic Experience by Leary, Metzner, and Alpert. Exact date is not yet set, but it'll be toward the end of September/beginning of October.

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a group! Solid discussion, deep sharing, and great homemade pizza. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • richard s.

    Hello and sorry to have missed everyone last night. I just didn't find the location notice I'm my mail, perhaps because I was having problems with my server the past few days. I wish to be included in the next meetup. RS

    August 24, 2013

  • Touch M.

    A lovely evening in so many ways -- deep thank yous to all who facilitated, and all who took part.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Vance C.

    I will not be able to attend. I will look forward to a later meetup.

    August 23, 2013

  • cash g.

    please excuse me from tthe meeting as unexpected changes will not permit my attendance.

    August 23, 2013

  • Brian M.

    So sorry to not be able to come so near to the event. I woke up sick today and have just been feeling worse since.

    August 23, 2013

  • Pete C.

    I can't come tomorrow either y'all. Something important came up that I have to attend to. My apologies on having to withdraw so late.

    August 22, 2013

    • Ken

      Sorry you can't make it this time, Pete.

      August 22, 2013

  • richard s.

    Very much looking forward to this discussion and making new friends.

    August 20, 2013

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