Sacred Knowledge

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics as Sacred Medicine with William Richards

Psychedelics at the End of Life: Fri. Dec. 1, 7-9:30pm
Screening of ‘A New Understanding’ followed by talk with Bill Richards and Q & A. Learn about new research and clinical use of psilocybin at the end of life.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy: Sat Dec. 2, 10-3pm
A rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most experienced psychedelic researchers. What is the status and future of the psychotherapeutic use of psychedelic medicine? What are the implications for healing?

William (Bill) Richards is a clinical psychologist in the Psychiatry Dept. at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has pursued research with psychedelics for almost two decades, including his current studies on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy with cancer patients coping with end-of-life issues. Richards’ psychedelic research stems back to 1963; he worked with colleagues such as Walter Pahnke and Stanislav Grof in the late 1960’s and early 1970s. More recently, he details his decades of scientific scholarship on psychedelics and human consciousness in his book, “Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences.”