The Psychedelic Renaissance: In Drugs We Trust?
Gary Laderman What is going on beneath surface, you ask? I’ll try to be brief.
My Dad Died While I Was Teaching Death and Dying
Gary Laderman In addition to all these peculiar and profound circumstances, I also watched and assisted in my dad’s death while teaching “Death and Dying” in the spring of 2021, simultaneously professing about data and history and comparisons to students, while learning in the real world that I know nothing, that I am a child in a world of wonders and mystery, and misery.
Dangerous Pedagogy: Takeaways from Taking Sacred Drugs
Gary Laderman Elaine Penagos Many of us looked forward to each class session and thought about it when we weren’t together synchronously, and there were, we think, even moments of collective effervescence that broke down the artificiality of virtual teaching, and that would have surely aroused Durkheim’s curiosity.
My Joe Rogan Experience, Experience
Gary Laderman A few weeks out, my new mantra is “this too shall pass.”
Introducing Don’t Think About Death: A Memoir on Mortality
Gary Laderman This book attempts to explain why I study death and to recall how I got to, and stuck with, the topic.
Black Lives, Sacred Matters
Gary Laderman Religion is always mostly about material bodies.
Disturbing Deaths and National Disunity
Gary Laderman The national body politic is dead, another corpse that, perhaps in this case, doesn’t deserve a public ceremony but instead is rotting publicly before our very eyes.
Sacred American Values in Pandemic Times
Gary Laderman Where will Americans put their faith in this unprecedented time of crisis?
Mass Death Moments
Gary Laderman Sadly, human history is full of examples of “mass death,” often tied to war and disease, that are usually pivotal periods for living communities.
Gary Laderman Touching is all of a sudden quite fascinating to me.