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Elixir Sound Journey: Death and Rebirth

Dr. Miles Neale + Phil Jacobs

Friday, July 28, 2023
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Transition into the weekend with a meditative sound journey experience that will help deepen our relationship with, and acceptance of, the states in-between. Led by Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale and sound master Phil Jacobs, the Elixir Sound Journey: Death and Rebirth offers a psychedelic journey without substances to catapult our collective evolution.

Phil Jacobs uses voice and crystal bowls to stimulate brain integration and an altered state of consciousness, while Dr. Miles Neale soul sculpts through visual imagery, mythopoetics, and mantra based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Joseph Campbell’s heroic journey, and Carl Jung’s shadow-work.

Join us for this experiential companion to Dr. Miles Neale’s forthcoming book Return with Elixir. Master the death process, enter into the sublime liminality of self-transformation, and rehearse rebirth as an altruistic avatar to shape-shift the planet.

There will be a pre-program tour of Death Is Not the End on the sixth floor at 5:15 PM.

About Dr. Miles Neale:

Dr. Miles Neale

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist, author, and pilgrimage guide with over 25 years of experience integrating Tibetan Buddhism with psychology, neuroscience, mythology, and trauma healing. He is faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, author of Gradual Awakening, co-editor of Contemplative Psychotherapy, and his forthcoming book Return with Elixir: Pilgrimage Through Conscious Death and Rebirth releases in 2024.

About Phil Jacobs:

Phil Jacobs

Phil Jacobs is a musician and transformational facilitator using sound, vibration, plant medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. He is founder of Toronto Sound Therapy, faculty at Michener Institute UHN Foundations of Psychedelic Psychotherapy, and creator of Canada’s first accredited Sound Therapy Practitioner Certification Program.

Death Is Not the End is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Prospect Hill Foundation.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochcul and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Tickets: $25.00

Member Tickets: $20.00

A ticket grants access to a pre-program tour and the galleries.