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Ralph Metzner

Ralph Metzner Ph.D., born 1936 in Germany, is an American psychologist, writer and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass). Dr. Metzner is 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. CIIS Faculty - Ralph Metzner

Dr. Metzner has been involved in consciousness research, including psychedelics, Yoga, meditation and Shamanism for over 45 years. He is a co-founder and was the President of the Green Earth Foundation, a non-profit educational organization devoted to healing and harmonizing the relationship between humans and the Earth[1], and a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement [2].

He has conducted numerous workshops on consciousness transformation and alchemical divination, both nationally and internationally [3]. He is also a poet and singer-songwriter and produced one CD.


  • Metzner, Ralph (2006). Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca, paperback, Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. ISBN 1-59477-053-0. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (2005). Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanacatl, paperback, Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. ISBN 1-59477-044-1. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (1999). Green Psychology - Transforming our Relationship to the Earth, paperback, Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. ISBN 0-89281-798-4. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (1998). The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience, rev. ed. of Opening to Inner Light, Novato, CA: Origin Press. ISBN 1-57983-000-5. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (1994). The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe. Boston: Shambhala. ISBN 1-57062-028-8. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (1986). Opening to Inner Light: The Transformation of Human Nature and Consciousness. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher. ISBN 0-87477-354-7. 
  • Metzner, Ralph (1979). Know Your Type: Maps of Identity (Anchor Press; 1st edition) ISBN 0-385-13162-3
  • Metzner, Ralph (1971). Maps of Consciousness: I Ching, Tantra, Tarot, Alchemy, Astrology, Actualism, paperback, New York: Collier Books. ISBN 0-02-077400-1. 
  • Leary, Timothy; Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert (1963/1992). The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, paperback, New York: Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-1652-6. 


  • Music CD, Metzner, Ralph with Walker, Kit (2006). Bardo Blues - and Other Songs of Liberation (Green Earth Foundation)


  1. ^ [1] Green Earth Foundation
  2. ^ [2] 911 Truth website
  3. ^ [3] Ralph Metzner Alchemical Divination website
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