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More people than ever are curious about psychedelics, the substances – plants, fungi and compounds – that create expanded states of consciousness. New research shows these substances could be promising medicines, particularly in conjunction with therapy. A central element of Indigenous spiritual practices since ancient times, psychoactive substances are now being embraced by other cultures to support personal growth, creativity and a deeper connection to the divine.

 

Psychedelic use can be profound sometimes, helpful other times, risky occasionally, and in rare cases dangerous. Know your psychedelics.

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LSD

LSD, or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, is a potent synthetic psychedelic substance which has had…

Ketamine

Ketamine, unlike the classic psychedelic substances, is a legal dissociative anesthetic that is used…

Best Practices

There are myriad ways to experience psychedelics, from clinical therapy to ceremony to recreationally…

MDMA Legality

MDMA has been classified as a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled Substances…

MDMA for PTSD

MDMA has the potential to be a treatment for the symptoms of PTSD for…

Psilocybin for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Research suggests psilocybin may have potential as a treatment for OCD. Psilocybin interacts with…


Recent Expert Perspectives

What Is Integration for the Personal and Collective?

By Ido Cohen
Posted: June 21st, 2023
Psychedelic research and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy are making a profound impact on the world of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, sociology and anthropology. From Michael Pollan’s book “How to Change Your Mind” to the Netflix show it inspired, through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) research and a massive underground therapy network, to the fact one in...

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