In this sound clip, Ram Dass talks about the history of Mysticism in America, specifically in the sixties. The shift was from absolute reality (what your thinking mind thought it understood) to other kinds of consciousness. Up until the sixties the primary spiritual containers were the organized religions of this culture, they were primarily the holders of the ethical constraints of the culture, motivating people through fear and internalized super-ego. What the sixties did, through psychedelics initially, was blow that whole system apart, because it made the relationship to God a direct experience again to the individual…
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