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Educational Resources

Psychedelics & Religion

Graduate Theological Union has created a mini-course entitled, Psychedelics and Religion. It is deeply interesting and highlights some of the much needed conversations at this intersection.

God on Psychedelics: Tripping Across the Rubble of Old-Time Religion

This book was published at the beginning of 2023, and I am currently about 1/4th of the way through it. It is thus far, a great introduction and summary to the world of psychedelics and spirituality. Will update more later.

The Psychedelic Christian

This book explores one man's use of psychedelics and why he currently does not believe Christians should use psychedelics.

Christianity & Psychedelics: A Pastoral Approach

Bryan McCarthy wrote an amazing article calling theologians to begin re-examining our theological approach to psychedelics in lieu of the unavoidable psychedelic revolution.

Getting High with the Most High

Premier Christianity is the UK's leading Christian magazine. Carrie Lloyd looks at some of the main arguments Christians have for using psychedelics and why she believes that it is still dangerous.

Joe Rogan's Podcast

I haven't listened to these, but I hear they are great. Here is a link to what Psychedelic Spotlight believes are his 5 best podcasts on the subject of psychedelics.

Psychedelics & Spirituality 

Roberts pieces together viewpoints on psychedelics in this powerful collection of essays. I highly recommend it.

Psychedelic Gospels

A very interesting look at art interpretation focusing on psychedelic imagery found in Christian cathedrals in Europe dating back to the 3rd/4th century. 

Christ Returns from the Jungle

This is about the Santo Daime church and how their use of ayahuasca impacts their Christianity. 

A Christian Approach To Psychedelics

The American Conservative author reviews Michael Pollan's book, How to Change Your Mind.

Psychedelic Integration with a Religious Leader

Gerard Artesoma wrote this article in 2021 about the need for pastors, chaplains and ministry leaders to be able to provide spiritual psychedelic integration. Read more here.

Ligare Network

Ligare, which is Latin for ligament, is a network of Christians who believe psychedelic medicine at a minimum is beneficial as a medicine, but more importantly that it can provide profound spiritual encounters.

The Return of the Dragon

While I fully disagree with the author's conclusions, I believe this is the best resource out there that I've found for attempting to address theological concerns about psychedelic use in Christians.

Confessions of a Psychedelic Christian

I haven't had a chance to read it fully, but as I skimmed it, it seems to be mostly about existentialism and philosophy. 

The Immortality Key

The Immortality Key is sure to stretch you if you are a Christian. I haven't read all of it, for that reason. I will read it but want to have wisdom about where I am at in my journey before I read it. 

How to Change Your Mind

Netflix brings Michael Pollan's book to life in this beautiful series, by the same title. The link to the book is to the left.

“A ‘Dose’ of Radical Christianity”: Psychedelic Therapy with Dr. Florence Nichols

Too be read. You too can read it here.

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