ZYGO: Medicine and Mysticism

Thursday, January 18, 2018
When: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
USC Doheny Memorial Library
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:30

While many nontraditional practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga have found their way into mainstream healthcare, other practices connected to psychedelic drugs, Rastafarianism, and spirituality are more closely scrutinized by physicians and public health professionals. Is there a place for these practices in modern medicine? What are potential moral, legal, and health concerns? Moreover for physicians, what is the best way to consider such practices and their place in modern medicine? Join us, as we discuss all of these questions and more!


Varun Soni, Vice Provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, Dean of Religious Life
James McHugh, Associate Professor of Religion
Armaity V Austin, MD Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine


Hima Rajana and Vanessa Yu, Levan Undergraduate Fellows

Cosponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

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