A Biochemical Bridge to the Embodied Psyche

(doctoral dissertation)
Investigator: Kim Hewitt
Department of American Civilization, University of Texas at Austin
Sponsors: MAPS
Exploration of how psychedelics helped facilitate a shift in American ideas about mind- body interaction. In 1999 the investigator traveled to the American Medical Archives in Chicago, and the Rockefeller Institute Archives in Tarrytown, New York to do research for this project, and presented part of her research on LSD at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York for a series called “Visions the Plants Gave Us.” Part of my dissertation will be published in an anthology called “The Politics of Healing,” to be published in 2002. My essay addresses how psychedelic therapy changed individuals and the cultural mindset during the 1950’s-60’s.