The Intellectual Gentlemen's Club interviews ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna and Brad Burge of MAPS about the current state of scientific research into the potential medical benefits of LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, and ayahuasca.
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Jason Abbott is joined again by Brad Burge of MAPS. It was a real treat to welcome Dennis McKenna to this 2 hr. special podcast. Dennis is a world renowned ethno-botanist who helped change the landscape of altered and expanded states of consciousness in the world. His new book “The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss” chronicles his life and adventures with his brother Terrence McKenna. We catch up with Brad on the newest studies with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) on MDMA and PTSD, and Dennis talks about The Heffter Institute and their studies on psilocybin. We cover a preview of The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, and altered states of consciousness in general. We also get into the depths of deep plant knowledge, and how we are basically biochemical engines making our way through the world.