Psychedelic Seminars: Psychedelics & Death

  • Baltimore Ethical Society 306 W Franklin St Baltimore, MD 21201

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a NYC-based psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual development. Neal is the host of the annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics Conference and the author of Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development. Neal's website is

This talk will provide a brief overview of the many ways death influences the psychedelic experience and a recontextualization of that relationship, providing a broader conceptual umbrella for the various ways death infuses and informs the psychedelic mindset, that may resonate better with the modern worldview. We'll examine both the tribal perspective on death attained through visionary plants like ayahuasca, as well as the Western perspective as seen through the lens of the "psilocybin end-of-life anxiety" research project at Hopkins, NYU, and UCLA.

After the talk, Neal will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. We will also have several tables set up with more books, local art, hemp tea, and Palo Santo fragrant wood.

With the increasing interest in this series, we have moved from Tuesday at Artifact Coffee to Friday at a bigger venue, Baltimore Ethical Society. Your ticket purchase will help support our additional costs, such as venue rental and speaker transportation.

Friday, Feb 26 8-11pm
Baltimore Ethical Society
306 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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