Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to the next Distinguished Scholars in the Public Humanities talk featuring Deepak Sarma, professor of religious studies.
Sarma will present “Is There an Ordinary State of Consciousness?” Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A. Sarma’s lecture will be followed by a reception.
With this talk, Sarma intends to disrupt the status quo and will challenge attendees to think in new ways about states of consciousness—both ordinary and non-ordinary.
“The current curiosity about altered states of consciousness and the therapeutic value of so-called psychedelic substances begs the question of what is to be considered ‘normal,’” Sarma said. “Attendees can expect to question their basic beliefs, and to leave transformed and transfigured.”