Imperial College: Q&A: Could Psychedelic Ceremonies Help People Navigate a Path to Peace?

Summary: In an interview with Imperial College London, psychedelic researcher Leor Roseman, Ph.D., describes the findings and potential implications of an observational study investigating relational processes of Israelis and Palestinians who participated in ayahuasca ceremonies together.

Roseman points out that, like in therapy, a psychedelic substance can serve as a tool, as opposed to an all-encompassing solution, so “psychedelic-assisted peace-building should be grounded with sociopolitical awareness, and if it doesn’t it might just create ‘spiritual bypassing’ of political concerns.”

“The idea was to get out of the lab and therapeutic setting – which is usually more intensely personal, private psychedelic experiences – to explore the group process and relational aspects.”

Originally appearing here.