State University, Author & Speaker
Chris Bache, PhD
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Can’t make it live? After each class, video and audio recordings are available to download and watch anytime.
Immerse yourself in the living intelligence of our Universe, witness its creative genius unfolding in our lives, and see where reincarnation is taking us at this critical hour in history.
Are you ready to step into a deeper understanding of our Universe and enter a deeper communion with its creative intelligence?
Are you prepared to connect more powerfully with your spiritual destiny, to break through barriers of doubt and reclaim your authentic essence?
Research on the medicinal and consciousness-enhancing potential of psychedelics is gaining momentum, sparking new debate and curiosity about how they can be safely used to heighten healing, happiness, and self-transformation.
For 20 years, Chris Bache, professor, author, and international speaker, explored the deep structure of the Universe through 73 high-dose LSD sessions following the therapeutic protocol established by Stanislav Grof, renowned author and psychonaut.
Trained as a philosopher of religion, Chris entered a spiral of death and rebirth that took him deep into the living intelligence of our Universe, an intelligence that embraced him, crushed him, and drew him into the wonders of creation and the radiant light of its innermost being.
On this journey he was shown things that stunned and transfixed him... and experienced things that completely reframed his understanding of existence.
During your 7-week journey with Chris, he’ll take you through the five stages of his initiation in a cosmological adventure that pulses with elevated insights and ecstatic visions of our multi-dimensional Universe, the Soul’s journey, and the birth of the Future Human.
You’ll follow Chris into the depths of Oneness and the Primal Void, expanding your sense of your own infinity and what is possible for your soul’s evolution. You’ll go beyond linear time to explore reincarnation and karma inside Deep Time, and rest in the achingly beautiful communion with Source.
You’ll move with Chris beyond personal transformation into collective transformation, where our species functions as a single being, and discover the spiritual transformation we are undergoing in this century and how to navigate the coming challenges with love and clear focus.
Through Chris’ illuminating firsthand accounts, lively Q&A sessions, and guided visualizations, you will be invited into the crystalline radiance of the Diamond Luminosity, a domain of super-luminous clarity from which existence springs moment by moment in perpetual creation.
Join Chris on this transformative journey into the Cosmic Mind to reclaim your sacred self, find answers to longstanding questions, and wake to the true reality of what is possible for your life.
During this odyssey into the Cosmic Mind, you’ll explore:
- How to leverage psychedelic insights without actually using psychedelics
- The distinctive nature of the LSD interface compared to other psychedelic medicines
- The significance of ego-death — and why we must surrender our physical identity in this work
- The fields of consciousness that lie beyond ego as you reclaim your sacred self
- The living forces of archetypal reality that structure space-time reality
- How personal healing opens to collective healing and why
- Early cosmological initiations — the Cosmic Tour, the Council of Elders, and the Master Plan
- The tissue of our collective being — where humanity lives as a single, integrated whole
- Reincarnation and the birth of the Diamond Soul in history
- The nonlinear dynamics of awakening, changing us faster than anyone can imagine
- The birth of the Future Human — a shift in the archetypal architecture of the human psyche
- Surviving the Divine Embrace — is it possible to have too much God?
- Navigating the cultural taboos of silence around psychedelic use
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Chris will guide you to explore the nature of consciousness through his own 20-year psychedelic journey — to help you awaken and reclaim your sacred self... and understand the true reality of what’s possible for your life.
The Power of Live Streaming Video
You’ll connect with Chris and experience his teachings through live streaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Chris’ transmissions. Or you can listen to just the audio by phone.
Course Sessions Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive teaching sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Chris. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones as you explore the nature of consciousness and what Chris refers to as “the sacred medicine path.”
Module 1: The Protocols & Possibilities of Psychedelics (November 30)
How far can you safely push the limits of psychedelic engagement?
In this opening week, Chris will answer this question and lay the foundation for everything that follows in the course.
He will explain the psychedelic protocol he used, clarify misconceptions people may hold about LSD, and describe the two phases of a high-dose LSD session. You will learn the difference between recreational tripping and therapeutically structured sessions, and the precautions that must be taken to engage the deep psyche safely and effectively.
During this opening week of class, you’ll also explore:
- The LSD interface compared to other psychedelic interfaces
- Practices for ensuring clean contact, strong recall, and good integration
- The difference between spiritual awakening and cosmological exploration
- The participatory dynamics of the psychedelic experience
- The spiral of death and rebirth and the stages of cosmic initiation
- Psychic, subtle, and causal reality
Module 2: Crossing the Boundary of Birth and Death & the Ocean of Suffering (December 7)
What is ego-death and why does it figure so largely in spiritual journeys —
with or without psychedelics ?
This week, Chris will share his experience of crossing the boundary of birth and death, confronting the existential crisis of whether our existence has any meaning or purpose...
… and undergoing the intense physical and emotional purifications that are part of the unravelling of our physical identity in ego-death.
From there, you’ll pivot to the second stage of the journey... where healing expands beyond the individual to encompass the entire human species. In the “ocean of suffering” work, the journey is no longer aimed at just our personal transformation, but at our collective transformation.
During the second week of class, you’ll discover:
- The perinatal level of consciousness
- The crisis of meaning and the fear of death
- The significance of ego-death — shattering our physical identity
- What happens when the line between personal and collective healing dissolves
Module 3: Reincarnation and the Soul & Cosmological Initiations (December 14)
How does reincarnation work?
This week, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the cycle of reincarnation and the choices the soul makes as we incarnate into specific circumstances, relationships, and life projects.
Chris will share the challenges he faced in staying conscious when linear time dissolved and Deep Time opened — a challenge that repeats itself as you enter deeper levels of consciousness.
You’ll then explore the early cosmological initiations, a “crash course in Cosmology 101,” as Chris calls it, including: the Universe as the self-emerging body of the Divine, the Cosmic Tour, early insights into humanity’s spiritual evolution, and first entry into the bliss of oneness.
You’ll also discover how the collective purification of the ocean of suffering culminates in a second death that takes place beyond the death of the ego at the level of the collective psyche.
This week, you’ll:
- Explore reincarnation and the journey of the soul
- Move beyond linear time into Deep Time
- Imagine your life taking place as a simultaneous NOW
- Track the early cosmological initiations
- Learn what it means to heal the collective wound
Module 4: Archetypal Reality & Causal Oneness (January 4)
The spiral of death and rebirth continues this week as Chris shares the third and fourth stages of his journey.
At the archetypal level of consciousness, you’ll explore how our species functions as a single being, with psychological and physical networks weaving all of us into an integrated species-field.
At a deeper archetypal level, you’ll engage the massive forces responsible for generating space-time reality and see how difficult it is to grasp the true nature of such beings. From there, you’ll move into causal reality, where the entire Universe “breathes as one” and there is no private self (emptiness).
You’ll wind down this week being introduced to a new vision of where reincarnation is taking humanity — the birth of the Diamond Soul.
During this fourth week, you’ll explore:
- The extreme energy of archetypal initiation
- The tissue of our collective being — beyond Jungian psychology
- The living forces of archetypal reality — beyond Plato
- The human species reincarnating as a single entity
- The nature of emptiness, oneness, and Cosmic Love
- The birth of the Diamond Soul
Module 5: Entering the Diamond Luminosity (January 11)
Fifteen years into his psychedelic journey, the fifth and final stage opened for Chris.
After absorbing the bliss of Causal Oneness for two years, another round of death and rebirth took him into the clarity and pure radiance of Diamond Luminosity, completely eclipsing all previous levels.
Beyond physical existence, beyond the bardo, it dissolved him rhythmically into the crystalline radiance of the Divine, into what Buddhists call dharmakaya, the clear light of absolute reality. In 26 sessions extending over five years, Chris entered this reality just four times.
This week, he’ll share these experiences and the insights that emerged with them.
During this illuminating session, Chris will describe how he:
- Dissolved into the Diamond Luminosity of dharmakaya
- Discovered new insights into the psychedelic process
- Integrated Vajrayana Buddhist practice into his psychedelic practice
- Learned that there is no end to this journey
- Navigated the transparency of embodied Presence
Module 6: The Birth of the Future Human (January 18)
Chris refers to this week’s teachings as the most important of the course, for it concerns the future of the entire human family.
One of the most consistent and repeated themes of Chris’ journey addressed the spiritual turning point humanity is coming to. He’ll share the visions he received regarding the spiritual awakening of humanity, the collective death and rebirth process we have entered, the convulsive decades that lie ahead as our labor intensifies, and the extraordinary birth of the Future Human that approaches.
The archetypal foundation of the human psyche species is shifting. Humanity’s karmic past is being cleared exponentially, preparing us for the birth of the Diamond Soul in history, a transition that will change life on this planet forever.
Insights this week include:
- Where reincarnation is taking humanity
- The global systems-crisis and the birth of the Future Human
- How we can consciously participate in this collective birth
- The nonlinear dynamics of awakening, which are faster than anyone can imagine
- What form will the Future Human take?
Module 7: Integration & Empowerment in the Psychedelic Journey (January 25)
In the concluding week of class, we’ll explore the challenges of integration, of healthily absorbing not only individual psychedelic experiences, but an entire psychedelic journey.
Chris will share lessons learned and mistakes made on his journey, and help you integrate the insights you’ve taken in — so you can process where they’ve led you and what may come next in your spiritual journey.
Final thoughts this week include:
- How to leverage psychedelic insights without the use of psychedelics
- Surviving the Divine Embrace — is it possible to have too much God?
- Integrating experiences of extreme transcendence
- Managing the sadness of temporary union and the cultural taboos around psychedelics
- Entering the Sweet Valley
The Cosmic Mind Bonus Collection
In addition to Chris’ transformative 7-week virtual course — which includes access to the ebook version of LSD and the Mind of the Universe — you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
The Planetary Crisis & the Birth of the Future Human
Video Dialogue With Chris Bache and Duane Elgin
Explore stirring perspectives on the Living Universe, our planetary crisis, and the birth of the Future Human — as Chris talks with internationally recognized author, speaker, and media activist Duane Elgin. Within this conversation dwell heightened insights into the blissful, ecstatic nature of your innermost being… a consciousness that awakens within you and redirects you to the path back home to yourself. Listen in as these luminaries also share their thoughts on the existence of the Universe… including the existential purpose of the Universe itself.
Subtle Activism: Healing the Collective Psyche in Psychedelic States
Audio Dialogue With Chris Bache and David Nicol
In this far-reaching interview with David Nicol, author of Subtle Activism, Chris discusses how healing the collective psyche emerged in his psychedelic practice and his university classroom. “No one awakens by themselves,” he says. “The ecology of consciousness is an inherently collective ecology. Our spiritual ecology simply does not permit private awakening.” Chris goes on to discuss the planetary crisis we’ve entered as the birth pains of the emergence of a new form of human consciousness.
The Sacred Medicine Path & the Psychedelic Experience
Three PDF Articles by Chris Bache
With these three articles, you’ll glean supplemental insight into Chris’ extraordinary 20-year journey into psychedelics. You’ll be among the first to read a yet-to-be published essay in which Chris shares his personal experience of God: “My experiential horizons kept expanding until I found myself dissolving into an ocean of infinite awareness that absorbed, transmuted, and redefined all categories of divinity.” Additionally, you’ll explore the trustworthiness of psychedelic experiences by reading a lively exchange between Chris and his longtime friend and colleague Ken Ring, former president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. You’ll also delve into more reflections from Chris in his article “A Postscript to LSD and the Mind of the Universe.”
What People Are Saying About Chris Bache...
— Kata Kalman: “Chris Bache Shares and Listens From the Heart”
— Bethany Maizel: “Chris Bache Helps You Understand the Transformation Humanity Is Undergoing”
— John Spalding: “Chris Bache Is an Extraordinary Teacher, Able to Communicate With Great Clarity and Precision”
— Claus Radlberger: “Chris Bache Has Deep, Personal Experience, and the Knowledge and Language to Convey it”
“... professor Bache’s cosmic insights represent a rare but profound gift to humanity.”
This book is an extraordinarily rich journey, and professor Bache’s cosmic insights represent a rare but profound gift to humanity. Highly recommended!
— Eben Alexander, MD, neurosurgeon, author of Proof of Heaven
“Chris Bache’s memoir will be a guidebook for generations to come. This is a gem of a book.”
— Duane Elgin, author of The Living Universe
“This most remarkable book fuses the critical reason of philosophy of religion and the epiphanies of the mind...”
This most remarkable book fuses the critical reason of philosophy of religion and the epiphanies of the mind that come from direct gnostic access to some of the deepest structures of the Universe.
— Jeffrey J. Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University
“A stunning and uplifting vision of the cosmos and humanity.”
A stunning and uplifting vision of the cosmos and humanity. This revelatory and transformative text is a genuine treasure. To read it is to open a portal into the vast and mysterious beauty of life.
— G. William Barnard, PhD, professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University
Join the Global Community
Exploring the Cosmic Mind Through Psychedelics offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Chris Bache will share in this powerful course.
You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Chris Bache
Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from Chris Bache — author, speaker, and professor emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover deep, fascinating insight into psychedelics and the nature of consciousness... to awaken your sacred self and the true reality of what’s possible for your life. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Cosmic Mind Bonus Collection
- The Planetary Crisis & the Birth of the Future Human
Video Dialogue With Chris Bache and Duane Elgin
- Subtle Activism: Healing the Collective Psyche in Psychedelic States
Audio Dialogue With Chris Bache and David Nicol
- The Sacred Medicine Path & the Psychedelic Experience
Three PDF Articles by Chris Bache
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Exploring the Cosmic Mind Through Psychedelics Online Course
We feel honored that Chris Bache has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online course. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with an author, speaker, and professor emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about discovering fascinating insights into the nature of consciousness and the true reality of what’s possible for your life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind program.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
DISCLAIMER & INFORMED CONSENT
This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity, and is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that psychedelic substances still remain illegal in many countries. By registering for this course you are agreeing that The Shift Network takes no responsibilities for your actions. Please also be aware that this course is not a substitute for traditional psychotherapy or medicine; instead it is designed to provide education from our personal and professional experiences. If you are experiencing significant issues, please seek medical attention. We’re excited for you to join us!
More Praise for Chris Bache...
“[Chris Bache’s book] is one of the most insightful and significant books I have ever read.”
— Ervin Laszlo, founder of The Club of Budapest, author of over 75 books
“... has the explosive force of a supernova, breaking through the limitations of religions, science, and culture…”
Once or twice in a century a book appears that has the explosive force of a supernova, breaking through the limitations of religions, science, and culture. LSD and the Mind of the Universe is such a book — a gripping account of an utterly unique and extraordinary hero’s journey that opens our minds and hearts to a new vision of our Universe and ourselves. A deeply moving template of our evolutionary journey.
— Anne Baring, PhD, author of The Dream of the Cosmos
“Every now and then, a genuine pioneer arises in our midst.”
Every now and then, a genuine pioneer arises in our midst. With modest, yet profound intelligence, Chris Bache takes us with him on his courageous journey into the depth of the Universe as a field of reality that transcends all our beliefs and consciousness.
— Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Emergence and Conscious Evolution
“I have never encountered anyone who has delved so deeply into the mind of creation as Chris Bache has.”
Words can barely begin to describe the power and the importance of LSD and the mind of the Universe. In 50 years of reading the psychedelic literature, I have never encountered anyone who has delved so deeply into the mind of creation as Chris Bache has.
— Stephen Gray, founder of the Sacred Plant Medicine Conference
“A rare glimpse into realms of consciousness and the transformation such journeys can bring...”
A rare glimpse into realms of consciousness and the transformation such journeys can bring, including a revelatory vision of an enlightened human future.
— Peter Russell, author of The Global Brain
“… an eminent philosopher and theologian of his own intensive and systematic psychedelic explorations into the farther reaches of human experience.”
The careful reflections by an eminent philosopher and theologian of his own intensive and systematic psychedelic explorations into the farther reaches of human experience.
— Roger N. Walsh, MD, PhD, professor at University of California Irvine
“Prepare to be amazed, energized, purged, shattered, illuminated, and reborn...”
Prepare to be amazed, energized, purged, shattered, illuminated, and reborn by penetrating to the heart of this stunning revelation for our times.
— David Lorimer, program director, Scientific and Medical Network
About Chris Bache
Chris Bache, PhD, is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and on the Advisory Board of Grof Legacy Training.
Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. An award winning teacher and international speaker, Chris has written four books: Lifecycles, a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research... Dark Night, Early Dawn, a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness... The Living Classroom, an exploration of collective fields of consciousness in teaching... and LSD and the Mind of the Universe, the story of his 20-year journey with LSD.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
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“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
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A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.
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DISCLAIMER & INFORMED CONSENT
This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity, and is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that psychedelic substances still remain illegal in many countries. By registering for this course you are agreeing that The Shift Network takes no responsibilities for your actions. Please also be aware that this course is not a substitute for traditional psychotherapy or medicine; instead it is designed to provide education from our personal and professional experiences. If you are experiencing significant issues, please seek medical attention. We're excited for you to join us!