#010: The Psychedelic Gospels with Dr. Jerry Brown

In this episode I speak with Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., co-author of The Psychedelic Gospels. Jerry is an anthropologist, author, and activist. From 1972 to 2014, he served as founding professor of anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.”

Guest Bio:

In this episode I speak with Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., co-author of The Psychedelic Gospels. Jerry is an anthropologist, author, and activist. From 1972 to 2014, he served as founding professor of anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.”

Julie M. Brown is an integrative psychotherapist, who conducts research on the role of sacred plants in religion.

Shownotes:

0:00-4:15: Welcome and introductory remarks.

4:15-12:15: Jerry’s background and backstory to writing the book

12:15-24:15: The evidence for psychedelic mushrooms in Christian art

24:15-37:20: Role of psychedelics in religions

37:20-48:10: Considering the evidence for psychedelic use by Jesus and his disciples

48:10-59:20: The esoteric vs. exoteric sides of religion; why psychedelics can facilitate

                         mystical experiences

59:20-1:00:02: How to get in touch with Jerry

Links:

Psychedelic Gospels

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