Psychedelics pioneer keeps his inner hippy in check After giving people LSD and psilocybin, Robin Carhart-Harris is convinced of psychedelic therapy’s potential – but he daren’t get too excited about it .entry-header “I have conviction in psychedelics as tools to fundamentally understand the mind and the brain” Liz Hingley ONE of the last times … Read more
Trippy treatment James Worrell/Getty By Sean O’Neill It was quite a comedown in the 1970s when research into psychedelic medicine was virtually shut down in the West. Many countries were beginning to classify psychedelics as “schedule 1”, making them illegal, on the grounds that they were drugs of “abuse” with no agreed-upon medical use. The … Read more
The following is a small snippet from the excellent article here at drug reporter DoS: How did you discover psychedelics then? MK: Because of my fascination with the altered states of consciousness described in Monroe’s book, I read articles about ketamine’s ability to induce similar states, and about ayahuasca and other psychedelics used in traditional … Read more
Pioneering research into psychedelic drugs could herald a revolution in our understanding of human consciousness and how we treat mental illness. With its roots in the great age of Victorian invention, Imperial College London looks back on a rich heritage of breakthroughs in science, engineering and medicine – from the discovery … Read more
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Ask a healthy person who’s tripped on psychedelics what it felt like, and they’ll probably tell you they saw sounds or heard colors: The crash-bang of a dropped box took on an aggressive,dark shape. A bright green light seemed to emit a piercing, high-pitched screech. In actuality, this “cross-wiring” — synaesthesia, as it’s known scientifically — may … Read more