"Leary said that in order to give this experience to people you have to have had it first. So we tried it out. From that point I realized that my mind was completely conditioned; it was completely automatic. And that I could change that, I could choose otherwise. I could choose how to direct my mind. I could choose what to look at. I could choose what to think."
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., has been exploring states of consciousness and transformational practices ever since he helped found the Harvard Psilocybin Project in 1960. He is a psychotherapist and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches courses on ecopsychology and ecological worldviews.