The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead:Understanding Reality and the Psychedelic...

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The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead: Understanding Reality and the Psychedelic Experience

Quote:In this episode, Kyle interviews John H. Buchanan, Ph.D.: certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner; contributing co-editor for Rethinking Consciousness: Extraordinary Challenges for Contemporary Science; and author of the new book, Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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Quote:Keynote given to the Philosophy and Psychedelic Studies conference at the University of Exeter 2022. Introduction to John Buchanan by Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes. ABSTRACT: In his new book, John Buchanan relates five key events that gave rise to urgent questions concerning the meaning of life and the nature of reality. Psychedelic experiences played a particularly significant role for both of these areas. After pursuing many avenues of thought, Stanislav Grof’s transpersonal psychology and Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy proved the richest resources for yielding answers to these questions. Exactly how this is so furnishes the material for John’s book, and some of the most important features of these theories will be explored in his lecture.

BIOGRAPHY: John Buchanan received his master’s degree in humanistic/transpersonal psychology from West Georgia College, and his doctorate from the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University. He has been trained and certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner by Stan and Christina Grof. Buchanan has contributed a number of book chapters on his continuing interests in process philosophy and transpersonal psychology, and in 2020 was co-editor on Rethinking Consciousness: Extraordinary Challenges for Contemporary Science. His most recent work, Processing Reality: Finding Meaning in Death, Psychedelics, and Sobriety, will come out in summer 2022. Dr. Buchanan also serves as president of the Helios Foundation.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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