Fritjof Capra, PhD,
is the author of several international bestsellers, including Uncommon Wisdom, which features his extensive conversations with R. D. Laing. Fritjof’s latest work, coauthored by Pier Luigi Luisi, is The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision.
Scottish-born psychiatrist R. D. Laing devoted his career to exploring the nature of alternative realities and heightened awareness. In this year’s workshop, designed for those in the mental health and healing professions, we will explore the nature of altered realities, including extreme states. To alter a state of awareness suggests a catalyst, an instrumentum employed to initiate a transformation in consciousness, whether by invoking mindfulness, yoga, meditation, breath work, or imbibing a drug, whether psychedelic or psychotropic.