Tag archives: psychedelics

Psychedelics and Mystical Experience: A catalyst for healing in contemporary psychedelic research
By Jerry B. Brown   |   October 19, 2021

It is well-established that mystical experiences have historically played a pivotal role in indigenous shamanism and world religions (the miracles surrounding Moses’ Ten Commandments and Jesus’ baptism by John). What is less well-known and quite unexpected is the discovery that mystical experiences are the catalyst for healing in contemporary psychedelic research. Both the Johns Hopkins […]

Meetup Minis
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 5, 2020

Santa Barbara Spirituality Cafe’s second gathering, slated for 2:30-5 pm on Saturday, March 7, at 108 Northridge Road, will be the first meeting to move beyond administrative issues into the intention to share knowledge and interests, and inspire one another to be active in the community. The hope is to apply spirituality to some program […]

Meetup Minis
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 9, 2020

The SB Psychedelic Integration Circle serves as a place to discuss experiences with entheogens, psychedelics, and plant medicines as well as explore insights and get information to understand how the plants can guide, change, or transform. The circle of support is to integrate via group and individual work to discuss and explore experiences with altered […]

Psychedelics & Entheogens Workshop
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 30, 2019

EntheoMedicine Santa Barbara has been presenting seminars to satisfy the resurgence of interest in psychedelics spurred by the growing clinical research on their healing qualities for the body, mind, and soul. But all the previous events have been theoretical discussions, with very little in the world of practicality. Psychedelics & Entheogens – Preparation, Integration and […]

Making the Rounds
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

The mad social whirl was at full throttle when UCSB Arts & Lectures hosted parties for guest speakers at the Granada and Campbell Hall. The first was held at the charming Montecito residence of Audrey and Tim Fisher, the former home of actor James Brolin, for global photographer James Balog, who spoke about his new […]

Double Dose of Psychedelics
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 17, 2019

EntheoMedicine Santa Barbara, which has yet to celebrate its first birthday as a vast local information center and host for experts and prominent speakers in the area of plant medicine and the spiritual benefits of psychedelics, kicks off 2019 in a big way. The organization has not only booked two speakers for a regular event […]

Back to School
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 10, 2019

SBCC’s Adult Ed, or rather its School of Extended Learning, has morphed back into a full-service educational institution, with a schedule that’s nearly as full as it was back in the heyday in the 1990s. Fee-based classes might outnumber the free ones, but there are plenty in both categories that fall under the wide umbrella […]

Entheo-Expert Returns to Town
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 1, 2018

I really can’t recall how many time shivers ran up and down my spine as I talked with Martin W. Ball last weekend about his upcoming talk at Unity of Santa Barbara this Saturday, March 2, when Ball – one of the world’s leading experts and proponents of entheogenic/psychedelic medicines and an authority on the […]