Summer 2012 Vol. 22, No. 2 Research Edition
I BELIEVE that the responsible integration of psychedelics and cannabis into world culture holds great promise for helping us heal and deal with the challenges we individually and collectively face. For many years, psychedelics and cannabis have helped me experience intense love, gratitude, and grace, and have been key allies in helping set and keep me on a more conscious and compassionate path.
Given the mercurial, subjective, and intense nature of psychedelic experiences, it’s important to me to support well-grounded advocates who don’t succumb to archetypal identification and psychedelic inflation—tendencies that can unhelpfully interfere with cultural integration. Rick Doblin and MAPS know where the crossover points are. They know what’s what and leverage opportunities with integrity and skill.
With roots firmly planted in both the psychedelic community and the research field, MAPS is skillfully navigating the path to larger cultural acceptance through smart hard work and activism. They know how to work with diligence, wisdom, and compassion, and I’m honored to help the MAPS team in this most worthy project.
For many years, psychedelics and cannabis have helped me experience intense love, gratitude, and grace, and have been key allies in helping set and keep me on a more conscious and compassionate path.