We are very honored to have Christopher M. Bache, PhD as our next guest presenter for our monthly trustpsyche livestream on Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Sign-up here now! This livestream will kick-off Chris’ European tour for his forthcoming book!
and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven
In this talk Chris Bache will share some of the boundaries crossed and the lessons learned in his 20-year psychedelic journey reported in his forthcoming book LSD and the Mind of the Universe (November, 2019). 73 high dose LSD sessions conducted between 1979-1999 became the philosophical adventure of a lifetime, but one that he had to keep largely hidden from his colleagues and society. Now that psychedelic sacraments are returning to legitimate scientific and academic discourse, Professor Bache can reveal the story of his extraordinary pilgrimage into the mind of the cosmos, the trials he faced, and the sublime intimacy with the Divine that opened.
Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. An award-winning teacher and international speaker, Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. Chris has written four books translated into six languages: Lifecycles – a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night, Early Dawn – a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; and The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness. His new book is LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven.
Chris is a dear and beloved teacher of ours. For those of you who do not yet know his work, you can check out his books mentioned above. I highly recommend reading all of them. Dark Night Early Dawn was a key book that shaped my cosmology along with Lifecycles. The Living Classroom is a must read for all teachers who practice in a transpersonal pedagogy, upon which my teaching style and approach is based.
The brilliance of the evolutionary impulse seen throughout the universe is the very same impulse that is embedded within your own soul and its desires. In this livestream, Christina Hardy paints a big picture view of the soul’s evolutionary intelligence as reflected in the astrological birth chart. Within this evolutionary context, she focuses on the meaning of the planetary symbols of Pluto, Mars, and the Moon’s Nodes as they describe the soul’s desires, karmic past, and evolutionary intent.
We are grateful for Christina’s presentation this month for the trustpsyche livestream. You can see more about Christina and schedule a reading with her at TranspersonalServices.com.
We are very excited for our guest speaker next month, which we will announce this coming Tuesday!
I am beyond ecstatic to teach this course, what will be my favorite to teach as it is the heart and soul of what I am to help each of you do – be the best astrologers you can be in this world today. Wherever you may be at in your professional journey now, I will support you fully to be where you want to be with all you offer this world.
You all know how much I love to teach. This upcoming online course is my greatest pride and joy, a master-level course for counseling astrologers to receive individual and group support, reflection, guidance, and supervision around how to be the best astrologer you can be. This course is for anyone who practices astrology professionally and would like to be in community with other practicing astrologers as you grow your practice. My area of expertise is to help you give the best readings you can give, have a thriving professional practice, and run a successful business. There are a couple spots left for this course which begins September 1st and runs for 15 weeks. We will meet as a group each week, work closely with one another, and you will meet with me individually throughout the entire course. For more information click the image above.
Registration opens August 5th. Email me at Jessica@trustpsyche.com to register or for more information.
Stream 12, trustpsyche monthly podcast, is a vulnerable sharing of the archetypal qualities of the Moon and Chiron in a person’s life. To speak we must listen. To love is to need. Our gifts come from our wounds.
Christina Hardy has been a practicing astrologer for 16 years. After receiving her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, she studied archetypal astrology for 5 years at the California Institute of Integral Studies with Rick Tarnas. Christina later expanded her practice by studying evolutionary astrology under Kim Marie Weimer for 5 years and is now certified as an evolutionary astrologer. She draws upon both traditions but, in particular, the evolutionary astrological perspective to bring to light the evolutionary intent of the soul for each question, concern, and issue that a client faces. Christina is also a certified Deep Memory Process practitioner (taught by Patricia Walsh) and offers past-life therapy as a tool for healing and understanding one’s present life issues. She draws upon all these traditions to with her heart-centered intuition to illumine the evolutionary intention of the soul, and to help her clients navigate life’s challenges. Learn more about her work at transpersonalservices.com.
Travis and Jessica DiRuzza discuss the archetypal meaning of solar and lunar eclipses. By understanding both the astronomy and astrology of eclipses we can best align ourselves with their potent energy. Looking at the solar eclipse of July 2nd and lunar eclipse of July 16th, which powerfully activate the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2018-2021, while Mercury retrogrades over it from July 7-31, Travis and Jessica share their understandings of eclipses.
Travis DiRuzza discusses the evolution of philosophical theories of time and their relevance for astrology, as well as the role of narrative in identity creation through time. Our assumptions about time are the premises underlying our astrology and affect how we practice. Living in a time-directional cosmos has implications for our self-understanding and how we hold our suffering. Other considerations include philosophy of astrology, self-transformation through the storytelling of our lives, ethics, and death, as well as pizza, cities, melodies, Zeno, Boo Radley, Tarot, and more, with applications to chart-reading and life-living. Concluding with a song recorded specially for this occasion.
Please join us on Sunday, June 2nd for the trustpsyche livestream, “Transformations of Time,” where Travis DiRuzza will discuss the relevance of evolving notions of time for astrology, as well as the changes wrought upon each of us as we live through time. Signup for the Zoom link a trustpsyche.com/livestream. Bring your lovely selves, your comments, and questions.
**This livestream and all future livestreams will only air through Zoom. You must register at trustpsyche.com/livestream. If you cannot make it live we post the following Tuesday on trustpsyche YouTube channel.