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Unity, Separation & Transcendence

2023 Kallah Course Description Unity, Separation & Transcendence: Psychedelics in Contemporary Jewish Life The last few years have seen an extraordinary blossoming of a renewed appreciation of the power of psychedelics as sacred healing medicines. Studies at respected universities have explored the use of psychedelics in treating depression, grief, PTSD, and end-of-life transitions. Many contemporary scholars posit connections between mystical traditions and psychedelics in a wide range of religious traditions including Judaism. Deeply revered religious leaders including Reb Zalman, z”tl, believed that psychedelics, if carefully curated for well-screened individuals, could be used to occasion primary religious experience. In this class we will [...]


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