This Friday we will be publishing an interview with Mike Crowley to coincide with the publication of the 2nd edition of Secret Drugs of Buddhism: Psychedelic Sacraments and The Origins of the Vajrayana, by Mike Crowley will be launched on Friday 18th October by Synergetic Books. To coincide with this Alchemical Tours will be releasing a pre-recorded interview with Mike Crowley.
Michael Crowley was born 1948 in Cardiff, Wales. He began studying Buddhism with a Tibetan lama in 1966, becoming an upasaka of the Kagyud lineage in 1970, being ordained as a lama in 1988. In order to augment his Buddhist studies, he acquainted himself with Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Mandarin Chinese. Mike has lectured at the Museum of Asia and the Pacific, Warsaw, the Jagellonian University, Cracow, The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has been published in Fortean Studies, Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness, and Culture, Psychedelic American, and Psychedelic Press UK. In January 2016, Mike received the R. Gordon Wasson Award for outstanding contributions to the field of entheo-botany. He currently serves on the advisory board of The Psychedelic Sangha, an American organization of psychedelically-inclined Buddhists, he teaches Buddhism at the Dharma Collective in San Francisco.