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Ralph Metzner

Dates lived: 1936 – March 14, 2019

Ralph Metzner

Bio: German-born American psychologist, writer and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later named Ram Dass). Metzner was a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he was formerly the Academic Dean and Academic Vice-president. He was a prolific author on the subjects of consciousness.

Ralph Metzner Lineage

Lineage: Ralph was Aharon’s dissertation chairman from 1984-88 while Aharon defended, at the time, a controversial dissertation on the benefits of Pablo Sanchez’s psychedelic and shamanic approaches on the psychotherapeutic experience. Ralph, Aharon and Francoise maintained a friendship through the years until his death. They learned from him his unique approach to healing with expanded states of consciousness. During the last years of his life, he was a mentor and advisor to Francoise as she wrote her inaugural book- Consciousness Medicine.