Hamilton College Lecture on the Future of Psychedelics

What:The Fruitful Mind: Our Psychedelic Future

When: June 3, 2011, 4:00 PM

Where: Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Tickets: Free and open to the public

Description: The Lancet, Scientific American, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Monitor (American Psychological Association) all report: Psychedelics are making a comeback, not as previously on the street, but now in university research labs and medical schools. In addition to indications for psychotherapy (e.g., PTSD and death anxiety among others), we will speculate on implications for cognition, intelligence, cognitive studies, and boosting the immune system. Do entheogen-induced mystical experiences portend a transition from our current era of text-based religion to a future era of direct primary religious experience? What opportunities appear for foundations, higher education, and business?

Tom Roberts, Hamilton 1961, obtained his Masters at the University of Connecticut and Ph.D. from Stanford. He has taught Psychedelic Studies, the world’s first catalogued psychedelics course in higher education, at Northern Illinois University since 1981. He co-founded the International Transpersonal Association, the Council on Spiritual Practices, and is a founding member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. He originated the celebration of Bicycle Day.