From the MAPS Bulletin 2023: Vol 33, No. 1

Cover art by Machado Leão
Back Cover art by Machado Leão

Dear MAPS Audience,

After decades of our MAPS Bulletin issues being released all at once, we are up for some change! Following up our new approach to the information in the newsletter, we are breaking things down for you, to make your life more easy!

MAPS donors will still receive the print edition in their mailboxes, of course. Email subscribers, though, will be receiving your articles individually in your inbox, starting with this new edition. Why?

Because we know you are hungry for good quality information, and because we know you are busy. Because we know you are part of our team and our dream. Because the psychedelic future is moving fast, and it’s surprising us all, we need to adapt ourselves to the spirit of times! In Brazil we say, “quem ficar parado, é poste!” (“The only ones who stand still, or do not move, are light poles!”)

We are very excited about this change and we invite you to be a part of it.

I would like to share with you that our editorial team has a nickname, and a special emoji. We call ourselves the MAPS Bulletin Special Unit. And our emoji is a tank made of books. We are on a mission! We believe in the power of education. We believe in transformation through reading and knowledge. 

You, our audience, are dear to us. We want to hear from you. We want to know more about you. We want you to read, share, comment, protest, spread our Bulletin around!


Much love from us,
Bia Labate, Ph.D., MAPS Bulletin Chief Editor, and the MAPS Bulletin Special Unit

About the Cover Artist, Machado Leão
Higher Education:
Psychedelic Research Finds a Home in Academia

Ali McGhee
Zendo Project Celebrations: A Decade at Burning Man and New Beginnings for the OrganizationChelsea Rose Pires, M.A., LMFT and Stephen Bagley
A Call for Public Support Against the Current Demonization of Ayahuasca Practices in SpainBia Labate, Ph.D.; Henrique Fernandes Antunes, Ph.D.; Glauber Lourdes de Assis, Ph.D.; and Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.
The Evolution of Psychedelic Science ConferencesCara LaChance O’Neill
What Is Reality?John H. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Controlled Substances PoemDennis Walker
Beyond Integrating Psychedelic ExperiencesMarc Aixalà
The Psychedelic SuperhighwayJoseph McCowan, Psy.D.
Criminal Legal System Reform for a Healthier SocietySia Henry, J.D.

Chief Editor: Bia Labate, Ph.D.
Communications Director: Betty Aldworth
Managing Editors: Grace Cepe and Jenny Neal
Associate Editors: Zane Bader and Kevin Cranford
Designer: Katherine Kinsey