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ram dass
January 04, 2006 10:56PM
Ram Dass
Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) was born in 1931. His father, George, a lawyer, helped to found Brandeis University and was President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Ram Dass studied psychology, specializing in human motivation and personality development. He received an M.A. from Wesleyan and a Ph.D. from Stanford. He then served on the psychology faculties at Stanford and the University of California, and from 1958 to 1963 taught and researched in the Department of Social Relations and the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. During this period he co-authored (with Sears and Rau) the book Identification and Child Rearing, published by Stanford University Press.

In 1961, while at Harvard, Ram Dass' explorations of human consciousness led him, in collaboration with Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, and others, to pursue intensive research with psilocybin, LSD-25, and other psychedelic chemicals. Out of this research came two books:The Psychedelic Experience (co-authored by Leary and Metzner, and based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, published by University Books); and LSD (with Sidney Cohen and Lawrence Schiller, published by New American Library). Because of the controversial nature of this research, Ram Dass was dismissed from Harvard in 1963.
jb welda
Re: ram dass
January 04, 2006 11:07PM
i always preferred baba rum raisen

one love
jah bill
The man
Re: ram dass
January 04, 2006 11:11PM
Not Baba Maal, Bill?

Re: ram dass
January 05, 2006 09:07AM
I have been to his lectures, very different now though since his stroke.
Re: ram dass
January 05, 2006 09:17AM
One of the benfits Marin, eh?
Re: ram dass
January 05, 2006 09:20AM
that should have read "one of the benefits of living so close to Marin"
Re: ram dass
January 05, 2006 05:44PM
"The stroke caused me to loose faith, and it was a cold, cold place, and I suddenly realized it was fierce grace... that turned my live around"

through the trying times of stroking, Ram Dass had the fortunate opportunity to realize his faith, truths and rights once again in life. Once again he wasted no time....

If the eyes haven't, check Fierce Grace on Video:

"Against the vivid backdrop of half a century of social, cultural, pharmaceutical and spiritual history, RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE is a lively chronicle of a life well lived and a portrait of a spiritual teacher who has reshaped his physical limitations into an act of fierce grace."

No limitations,
Re: ram dass
January 05, 2006 08:57PM
I must admit that I thouroughly enjoyed "Be Here Now". And that it was very influential upon myself, especially as I was reading it while in college.

He definately presents some interesting ideas about life, some to which I still hold on to.

A good read for most.

Kind Herb