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Metzner, Ralph

Works: 155 works in 351 publications in 4 languages and 4,114 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Filmed lectures  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Translator, Other, Narrator
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Most widely held works by Ralph Metzner
The psychedelic experience : a manual based on the Tibetan book of the dead by Timothy Leary( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are in the midst of a powerful psychedelic renaissance. After four decades of hibernation, the promise of the psychoactive '60s--that deeper self-awareness, achieved through reality-bending substances and practices, will lead to greater external harmony--is again gaining a major following. The signs are everywhere, from the influence of today's preeminent psychedelic thinker Daniel Pinchbeck, to the renewed interest in the legacy of Terence McKenna, and to the upsurge of collective, inclusive (and overtly tripped-out) cultural phenomena like the spectacle of Burning Man. The Psychedelic Experience, created in the movement's early years by the prophetic shaman-professors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), is a foundational text that serves as a model and a guide for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries. In this wholly unique book, the authors provide an interpretation of an ancient sacred manuscript, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, from a psychedelic perspective. The Psychedelic Experience describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan meditation techniques and psychotropic substances."
Maps of consciousness : I Ching, tantra, tarot, alchemy, astrology, actualism by Ralph Metzner( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The ecstatic adventure by Ralph Metzner( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green psychology : transforming our relationship to the earth by Ralph Metzner( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visionary ecopsychologist examines the rift between human beings and nature and shows what can be done to bring harmony to both the ecosystem and our own minds. Shows that the solution to our ecological dilemma lies in our own consciousnesses. It is becoming more and more apparent that the causes and cures for the current ecological crisis are to be found in the hearts and minds of human beings. For millennia we existed within a religious and psychological framework that honored the Earth as a partner and worked to maintain a balance with nature. But somehow a root pathology took hold in Western civilization--the idea of domination over nature--and this led to an alienation of the human spirit that has allowed an unprecedented destruction of the very systems which support that spirit. In Green Psychology Ralph Metzner explores the history of this global pathology and examines the ways that we can restore a healing relationship with nature. His search for role models takes him from shamanic ceremonies with the Lacandon Maya of Mexico to vision quests in the California desert, from the astonishing nature mysticism of Hildegard von Bingen to the Black Goddesses and Green Gods of our pagan ancestors. He examines the historical roots of the split between humans and nature, showing how first sky-god worshiping cultures, then monotheisms, and finally mechanistic science continued to isolate the human psyche from the life-giving Earth. His final chapters present a solution, showing that disciplines such as deep ecology and ecofeminism are creating a worldview in which the mind of humanity and the health of the Earth are harmoniously intertwined
Ram Dass : fierce grace( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates
Why? : what your life is telling you about who you are and why you're here by Matthew McKay( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you wonder what your true path in life is? We each have a purpose and a mission. However, uncovering this purpose can be challenging, and often daunting. If you are like most, you have probably asked yourself, 'Why am I here?' But where do you turn for answers? Religion? Psychology? Spirituality? ... Why? will help you see what your past and present experiences are telling you about the spiritual theme in your life; one that is visible when you know how to read the signs. Your experiences may be that of a Healer/Peacemaker, an Explorer/Scientist, a Warrior/Guardian, an Artist/Designer, a Teacher/Communicator, or a Builder/Organizer. By showing you how to uncover your unique path, this book will help you discover your life's true meaning."--Publisher description
The well of remembrance : rediscovering the earth wisdom myths of northern Europe by Ralph Metzner( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his introduction to The Well of Remembrance, author Ralph Metzner provides a telling explanation of the theme of his work: "This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved not only economic and political systems but also values, basic attitudes, religious beliefs, language, scientific understanding, and technological applications. Many individuals, tribes, and nations are struggling to free themselves from the residues of the ideological oppression practiced by what they see as Eurocentric culture. They seek to define their own ethnic or national identities by referring to ancestral traditions and mythic patterns of knowledge. At this time, it seems appropriate for Europeans and Euro-Americans likewise to probe their own ancestral mythology for insight and self-understanding." Focusing on the mythology and worldview of the pre-Christian Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, Metzner offers a meaningful exploration of Western ancestry
The Psychedelic reader. Selected from the Psychedelic review. Edited by Gunther M. Weil, Ralph Metzner and Timothy Leary( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening to inner light : the transformation of human nature and consciousness by Ralph Metzner( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know your type : maps of identity by Ralph Metzner( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfolding self : varieties of transformative experience by Ralph Metzner( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning theory and the therapy of neurosis by Ralph Metzner( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images from the I Ching : visual meditations of the book of change by Ann Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of the goddess by Marija Gimbutas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marija Gimbutas discusses culture, religious beliefs, symbolism and mythology of Old Europe pertaining to goddesses of life, death, and regeneration. Following her lecture are questions from audience
The psychedelic reader : selected from the Psychedelic review( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology of consciousness : the alchemy of personal, collective, and planetary transformation by Ralph Metzner( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who are we, really? In The Ecology of Consciousness , a Harvard scholar and pioneer in the field of consciousness studies--well known for his groundbreaking psychedelic research with Ram Dass and Timothy Leary--presents an expansive work culminating decades of research in Eastern philosophy, shamanism, and more to guide you along the path of true consciousness and transformation.Questions surrounding consciousness have intrigued humankind throughout time, and have been addressed through a wide range of perspectives and traditions. From age-old philosophies to New Age spirituality, consciousness--and its various forms--has been the topic of much contemplation. This unique book is a comprehensive exploration that covers a wide range of disciplines and subjects within the framework of psychospiritual and consciousness studies.The Ecology of Consciousness revives ancient alchemical knowledge, spiritual traditions, and thoughtful theories about consciousness--drawing on ancient Eastern philosophy, shamanism, mythology, and others sources, and covering topics such as personal growth and reincarnation--to give you an expansive foundation for self-inquiry and transformation. Written by a leading authority, this book will give you a deeper understanding of consciousness, show you how to access your own spiritual intelligence, teach youabout shamanic and alchemical traditions and connect them to healing practices of today.With this consciousness-expanding book, you'll explore the human life cycle from a spiritual perspective, reflect on your own personal journey, and discover which pathway guides your life purpose for your ultimate fulfillment, growth, and well-being."--
Ayahuasca : hallucinogens, consciousness, and the spirit of nature by Ralph Metzner( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of a psychedelic culture : conversations about Leary, the Harvard experiments, Millbrook and the sixties by Ram Dass( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in Birth of a Psychedelic Culture are personal commentaries from some of the other players integral to the scene: Peggy Hitchcock, the Mellon Foundation heiress; Dr. George Litwin, Harvard professor and author; Dr. Gunther Weil, psychologist and educator; Dr. Michael Kahn, clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus at USC, Santa Cruz; poet Dr. Elsa von Eckartsberg; Dr. George Litwin, organizational behavior consultant; Dr. Paul Lee, professor of philosopy and religion, UC Santa Cruz; Dorothy Fadiman, award winning filmmaker; Lisa Ferguson, and many others. No understanding of the history of the sixties could ever be complete without a grasp of the work of Leary, Alpert, and Metzner, the cultural resistance to their experiments, and the way in which psychoactive drug use became a part of contemporary society
Hofmann's potion : the pioneers of LSD by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann and his discovery of the LSD elixir. Experiments conducted at first on himself revealed the power of this potion for medical research and mental exploration. Features interviews with many LSD pioneers
Sacred mushroom of visions : teonanácatl : a sourcebook on the psilocybin mushroom( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 30 contributors share their expertise on the chemical, biological, cultural, psychological, and experiential dimensions of psilocybin mushrooms Describes in vivid detail the consciousness-expanding experiences of psychoactive mushroom users Provides firsthand accounts of the controversial Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison and Good Friday studies TeonanAcatl was the name given to the visionary mushrooms used in ancient MesoAmerican shamanic ceremonies, mushrooms that contain psilocybin, the psychoactive agent identified by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. The rediscovery of these visionary mushrooms by the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a worldwide mushroom culture that inspired the consciousness revolution of the 1960s. This book describes in vivid detail the consciousness-expanding experiences of psychoactive mushroom users--from artists to psychologists--and the healing visionary inspiration they received. It provides firsthand accounts of studies performed in the controversial Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison study and the Good Friday study. It describes how the use of the psilocybe mushroom spread from the mountains of Mexico into North America, Asia, and Europe by seekers of consciousness-expanding experiences. It also details how psilocybin has been used since the 1960s in psychotherapy, prisoner rehabilitation, the enhancement of creativity, and the induction of mystical experiences and is being studied as a treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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Green psychology : transforming our relationship to the earth
Green psychology : transforming our relationship to the earthThe well of remembrance : rediscovering the earth wisdom myths of northern EuropeThe unfolding self : varieties of transformative experienceThe psychedelic reader : selected from the Psychedelic reviewAyahuasca : hallucinogens, consciousness, and the spirit of natureBirth of a psychedelic culture : conversations about Leary, the Harvard experiments, Millbrook and the sixtiesSacred mushroom of visions : teonanácatl : a sourcebook on the psilocybin mushroom
Alternative Names
Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner americký psycholog a spisovatel

Ralph Metzner Amerikaans psycholoog

Ralph Metzner German psychologist

Ralph Metzner psicologo statunitense

Ralph Metzner psychologue américain

Метцнер, Ральф

메츠너, 랠프


English (132)

Spanish (5)

German (5)

Dutch (2)