Aug, 2016 Newsletter

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August 26, 2016
Stanley Krippner, PhD
His Topic Is;
The Spiritual Transformative Power of Ayahuasca

The unique combination of at least two tropical plants, ayahuasca has unique spiritual, educational, and psychotherapeutic properties. As a result, there are several dozen spiritual and therapyueitc centers. most of them in Peru, that have attracted overseas visitors trying to attain spiritual insights or to obtain relief from chronic pain, acute depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. No longitudinal research is available, but a well-designed study has revealed no short-term or long-term negative effects on the part of church members using this “sacrament.”

Stanley Krippner’s interest in ayahuasca goes back to his years at Northwestern University in the late 1950s. The anthropologist William McGovern spoke about his expedition to Peru in which a shaman imbibed "yage" and described, in detail, a funeral ceremony for a chief of a distant tribe, an event later verified by McGovern and documented in his book Jungle Paths and Inca Ruins, recently republished. When Stanley was directing dream research at Maimonides Center he was able to use his hospital connections to obtain a small bottle of harmaline, one of the active ingredients of this brew, also called "hoasca."

Stanley Krippner, PhD

Later, he was invited to participate in religious services where ayahusca is considered a sacrament, a perspective recently affirmed by a unanimous decision of the U.S.Supreme Court in regard to the Santa Daime and Uniao de Vegetable churches. He later did the first content analysis study of ayahusaca experiences with a student who is active in a church on the island of Hawaii.

TIME: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.)
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Speaker's Bio

Stanley Krippner’s interest in ayahuasca goes back to his years at Northwestern University in the late 1950s. The anthropologist William McGovern spoke about his expedition to Peru in which a shaman imbibed "yage" and described, in detail, a funeral ceremony for a chief of a distant tribe, an event later verified by McGovern and documented in his book Jungle Paths and Inca Ruins, recently republished. When Stanley was directing dream research at Maimonides Center he was able to use his hospital connections to obtain a small bottle of harmaline, one of the active ingredients of this brew, also called "hoasca." Later, he was invited to participate in religious services where ayahusca is considered a sacrament, a perspective recently affirmed by a unanimous decision of the U.S.Supreme Court in regard to the Santa Daime and Uniao de Vegetable churches. He later did the first content analysis study of ayahusaca experiences with a student who is active in a church on the island of Hawaii.

Here is Stanley. Krippner's website.

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