How does the world relate to the divine? Plato proposes the doctrine of participation to describe this complex relationship in which divinity is both a part of the world and yet apart from it. Participation gives rise to philosophical problems and enigmas that are only fully resolved in the course of a 1200-year evolution culminating in the work of Maximus the Confessor. Travis traces this history of ideas and then explores how the participatory relationship with the divine may serve as a template for our relationships with each other.

We salute Dr. Travis DiRuzza for an excellent defense and passing with flying colors. He received the highest kudos from his committee. We hope you enjoy watching Travis share some of his very important work for our times.

This amazing talk by Dr. Chris Bache ranged across everything from the powerfully transformative use of psychedelics to the death-rebirth mystery, reincarnation, the ocean of suffering, diamond luminosity, the future human, and finally coming off the mountain. Pre-order your copy of LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven today!

Thank you so much to Chris for everything he has generously shared with all of us. Enjoy!

Stream 13, the trustpsyche monthly astrology and psychology podcast, is an inside look into the spiritual practice of correlating life experience with your transits. Have a listen now and enjoy!

I hope all of you will join us for the upcoming trustpsyche free livestream with Chris Bache. Chris is a wonderful speaker, writer, and teacher and is a true visionary. I always feel spiritually invigorated after hearing him share his life-altering experiences and visionary states of consciousness. Sign-up here!

Also, as I mention at the end of this Stream, we have a very special cohort of astrologers for my upcoming Astrological Counseling course which begins Sunday, September 8th, 2019! I am willing to take up to three more students for the course. This course is an investment for your professional astrological practice (is a business write-off). I encourage you to email me directly at Jessica@trustpsyche.com to register or ask any questions you may have. I would be happy to share the overview of the course with you.

Thank you as always,

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!

LSD 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.

Forthcoming book, November 2019 release!

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.

We will see you all on September 1st for this incredible talk! Sign-up here!