Winter 2011 Vol. 21, No. 3 2011 Annual Report

  MAPS Bulletin Vol XXI No 3: Winter 2011 - Front Cover Image - Psychedelic Art - “Crystalavi,” Oil on Canvas Painting by by Robert Venosa (1976). MAPS Bulletin Vol XXI No 3: Winter 2011 - Back Cover Image - Psychedelic Art - “Salsify”, Limited Edition Chromogenic Development Print by by Robert Buelteman (2006).
40” x 32” / 100 x 80 cm.

Crystalavi was originally entitled “Apotheosis of the Birds” when painted in 1976. It is part of the classic early Venosa period which established his signature style. Most of these works were primarily created in shades of blue and/or earth tones which reflect the colors of his Mediterranean home at the time, Cadaqués, Spain. While deeply immersed in art, spiritual studies, and meditation during this time, Robert Venosa produced work distinguished by its crystalline forms and ethereal, cosmic content. This piece was first reproduced in his monograph Mana’s Mana, Big O publishing, London, 1978.

Made while in residence at the Santa Fe Institute
Robert Buelteman is a celebrated fine art photographer whose works connect viewer to subject in an emotionally transcendent manner consistent with the traditions of Eastern wisdom and Western revelation. Working exclusively with large sheets of photographic film, the living plant is used as a filter through which high-voltage electricity and fiber-optically- delivered light are passed. The resulting images serve as window on the mystery that life is, and have been compared with pictures of our universe made by the Hubble telescope.


1 Table of Contents
2 From the Desk of Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS President
4 Annual Financial Report, Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
12 MAPS Clinical Studies Summary
16 Update on MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD: Building an International Research Program, Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.
18 Setting Standards for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Research: MAPS’ New Training Program for Therapists and Independent Raters, Amy Emerson and Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D.
20 Possibilities for Growth: A New Intern Study of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD, Marcela Ot’alora G., M.A., L.P.C.
22 Trials and Tribulations: A Review of MAPS’ Medical Marijuana Research Efforts, Stephen Morseman
24 Making the Case for Medical Marijuana: A Legal Perspective, Allen Hopper, J.D.
26 Stanislav and Christina Grof: Cartographers of the Psyche, Mason Schreck
29 A Declaration of Psychedelic Studies: Psychedelic Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Neşe Lisa Şenol
31 Exploring Psychedelic Healing: Three New Book Reviews, David Jay Brown, M.A.
33 In Loving Memory of Robert Venosa, 1936-2011, Martina Hoffmann
35 MAPS Staff
36 Membership Page or Donate Now
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MAPS Bulletin Vol XXI No 3: Winter 2011 - Inside Front Cover Image - Psychedelic Art - 2010 Psychedelic Science Mural by Multiple (Mark Henson, Amanda Sage, Michael Divine, Krystal Smith, and Jeremiah Allen Welch) MAPS Bulletin Vol XXI No 3: Winter 2011 - Inside Cover Image - Psychedelic Art - Original Texts by Stan and Christina Grof by
In April 2010, our Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference brought together members of the MAPS community in an unprecedented show of support. Medical professionals, therapists, scientists, and artists all contributed their unique talents to the event, creating a conference unlike any other. In honor of the artists’ efforts and the collaborative energy of the event, MAPS has produced a Limited Edition Series of the mural painted live during the weekend.
100% of the proceeds will be devoted to psychedelic psychotherapy research and education. Available now at