Date(s) - 03/29/2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Professor Ayize Jama-Everett of Starr King’s Sacred and the Substance course as he interviews some of the top writers, practitioners, and religious leaders in the psychedelic movement. Our third interview will be with Hunt Priest and Zac Kamenetz.
Hunt Priest is an Episcopal priest and the founding Executive Director of Ligare: A Christian Psychedelic Society, a non-profit network of Christian leaders educating themselves and those they lead about the intersection of open-hearted Christianity and the Psychedelic Renaissance. A participant in a psilocybin study in early 2016, he had two life-changing mystical experiences under the care of a research team. His encounters with psilocybin opened him to the healing and consciousness-raising power of psychedelic medicines and changed the landscape of his work. Hunt believes the healing power of psychedelics should be in the toolkits of all who are healers of bodies, minds, and souls and can’t wait to provide access for legal, safe and guided experiences in a Christian setting. This past April Hunt took an extended break from full-time parish ministry to expand his priesthood out into the emerging psychedelic landscape.
Zac Kamenetz is a rabbi, community leader, and aspiring psychedelic-assisted chaplain based in Berkeley, CA. He holds an MA in Biblical literature and languages from UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union and received rabbinic ordination in 2012. In 2017, he was a participant in the Johns Hopkins/NYU Religious Leaders psilocybin study. As the founder and CEO of Shefa: Jewish Psychedelic Support, Zac is pioneering a movement to integrate safe and supported psychedelic use into the Jewish spiritual tradition, advocate for individuals and communities to heal individual and inherited trauma and inspire a Jewish religious and creative renaissance in the 21st century.
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