Pioneering psychedelic researcher and author Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., passed away on March 14, 2019, at the age of 82. We are thankful for his lifelong dedication to providing the world with new insights, discoveries, and knowledge about the scientific and medical potential of psychedelics.
MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., reflects on Metzner’s life, stating, “The name of MAPS came from a book Metzner wrote called Maps of Consciousness. I was searching for a word that had a ‘P’ in it for ‘psychedelic’ and remembered Ralph’s book title. Then I just had to figure out what M and A and S would stand for, and that was that. Ralph was a major inspiration to many, me included. His work contributed in a major way to the current renaissance of psychedelic research.”