Summary: “Humanity is in a race between consciousness and catastrophe, and we need to help consciousness prevail; psychedelics can help us, when used well,” says MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., on the Marianne Williamson Podcast. In this episode, Williamson and Doblin discuss the current efforts at MAPS to achieve mass mental health, as well as the potentially transformative and spiritual aspects of psychedelics.
Originally appearing here.
Rick Doblin, Ph.D. has been working at the intersection of psychedelics, politics & spirituality for more than 30 years. His programs have been so successful they’re now in phase three trials with the FDA, the governing body that approves medication (legalization).
In this conversation, Marianne and Rick discuss the role psychedelics can play in spiritual experiences, the transformative power of the substances when used safely and under the watchful eye of a medical professional, and the surprising supporters his organization, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), has on both ends of the political spectrum.