"LSD and the Mind of the Universe"

Notes from Dr. Chris Bache's talk at the 2019 Intercollegiate Psychedelics Summit, summarizing some of his forthcoming book: LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven.

(Published with the author's permission. These are our notes from Bache's talk, not his own words.)

Warning: this is far-out stuff. Those allergic to intensely speculative theoretical frameworks are advised accordingly.


1. Crossing the boundary of birth & death

Crossing the perinatal plane.

2. The ocean of suffering

Pain & suffering like I’ve never seen before.

3. Deep time & the soul

Simultaneous experience of my entire life, all experienced as one "now."

4. Archetypal reality

A reality more real than time & space.

5. Benediction of blessings

A year of one ecstatic blessing after another.

6. Diamond luminosity

A reincarnation process going between spirit & matter, matter & spirit.

7. The “goodbye sessions”