Richard Alpert played a role in launching the psychedelic revolution of the ’60s. As Ram Dass, he has become one of the world’s most beloved spiritual figures. In this interview, he discusses attachment, psychedelic drugs, out-of-body experiences, and more.
Two great directions in human thought and activity have recently been coming into sharper focus. Interest in Buddhism has not been greater since it was first introduced to China where it proceeded to grow steadily for 500 years, and the serious and thoughtful use of psychedelics is making a resurgence, perhaps more profoundly than in the Sixties.