Psychedelics offer a glimpse into unmediated mystery, one that religious tradition and metaphor may help spiritual seekers navigate more easily, says Christian mystic Rev. John Mabry.
While psychedelics often lead people to reject Abrahamic religions, Rabbi Art Green sees psychedelics as a way to revive Judaism’s mystic tradition.
The Sacred Garden Church offers a home for spiritual seekers from across the religious spectrum.
Members of Sacred Garden Church follow a “faith of least dogma,” but must be open to the possibility that psychedelics provide access to the divine.
Religious studies scholar William Barnard describes the Brazilian ayahuasca church, Santo Daime, as a modern mystery school in his book, Liquid Light.
The church, called The Flower of the Divine Mother, offers a glimpse of what religious use of psychedelics could look like in the future.
The saga of the Oregon-based medicine church’s legal case set a precedent for the state’s current implementation of Measure 109 as psychedelics gain mainstream acceptance.
David Yaden, whose new book continues the legacy of William James’s work on spiritual experiences, talks about James’s mystical encounter with nitrous oxide and what he would think of today’s psychedelic revival.
A robust conversation has begun about preparing trained chaplains to support people on their journeys.
Some religious leaders are finding psychedelics a valuable way to have mystical experiences within the traditions of their faiths.