MAPS Bulletin - volume xix - number 1 - spring 2009
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Spring 2009: "Special Edition: Psychedelics and Ecology "
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  Front Cover
  Inside Front Cover
1 Table of Contents
2 Letter from Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
3 Letter from the Editor
David Jay Brown, M.A.
8 Treat Her Right: Lessons From a Medicine Walk
Kathleen Harrison

12 Psychedelics & Species Connectedness
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. & David Luke, Ph.D
16 Consciousness Expansion & Counterculture in the 1960s & Beyond
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
21 Could Flower Power Have Saved the World?
Gregory Sams
24 Ecology of the Inner Landscape: Green Burial
Valerie Leveroni Corral
28 Psychedelics & the Evolution of Ecological Consciousness
Dragonfly de la Luz
29 From the Inside Out
Rick Harlow
30 Decoding the Cosmic Serpent: An Interview with Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.
David Jay Brown, M.A.
35 Shamanic Medicines & EcoConsciousness: A Conversation with Dennis McKenna, Ph.D.
David Jay Brown, M.A.
39 Salvia divinorum & Ecological Awareness: An Interview with Daniel Siebert
David Jay Brown, M.A.
41 Psychedelics & the Deep Ecology Movement: A Conversation with Arne Naess
Mark A. Schroll, Ph.D. & Donald Rothenbe
44 Psychedelics Can Serve as Catalyst for Deep Ecological Consciousness
David Lawlor, M.A, Ph.D. candidate
46 Psychedelics, Deep Ecology, and Wild Mind
Dale Pendell
48 Peyote, Ecology, & the Inspiration for the Biosphere 2 Project
John Allen, M.B.A.
50 Ecology, Technology & Biosphere 2
Mark Van Thillo
53 Accessing Ecoconsciousness: The Potential Role of Psychedelics
Shena Turlington
55 The Anthropocosmic Vision of Psychedelic Environmental Ethics
Sam Mickey
57 The Ecologic Niche of Psychedelic Plants
Kim A. Dawson, R.Psych.
59 Another Green World: Psychedelics and Ecology
Daniel Pinchbeck
61 Awakening the Spiritual & Mental Ecology
Michael and Violet Divine
63 Conversations with an Amazonian Shaman
Louise Reitman
65 Symbiosis of the PostHuman Identity & the Biosphere
Sara Huntley
68 To Touch Truth: Toward a Consciousness of Connection
Lily Ross
71 MAPS - Who We Are
72 MAPS Membership Information & Product Page
  Inside Back Cover
  Back Cover
Covers: Samples of new logos submitted by Michael Aubert at Cosmic Egg Studios ( and several MAPS supporters. Special thank you to Joanna B., Kevin G., Jesse K., Jody S., Tobais P., Evan M., and to Mark Plummer for sharing your talents and ideas. MAPS has used these submissions to generate ideas for a new MAPS logo which will be unveiled early in 2009.
MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) is a membership-based organization working to assist researchers world-wide to design, fund, conduct, obtain governmental approval for, and report on psychedelic research in humans. Founded in 1986, MAPS is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by tax deductible donations. MAPS is focused primarily on assisting scientists to conduct human studies to generate essential information about the risks and psychotherapeutic benefits of MDMA, other psychedelics, and marijuana, with the goal of eventually gaining government approval for their medical uses. Interested parties wishing to copy any portion of this publication are encouraged to do so and are kindly requested to credit MAPS and include our address. The MAPS Bulletin is produced by a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers. Your participation, financial or otherwise, is welcome.

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