Summary: In an engaging editorial for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Opinion, Peter Brindley, M.D., encourages “scientific skeptic[s]” to “accept and celebrate the chance to change our minds” with the careful use of psychedelics. Referencing Michael Pollan’s book “How to Change Your Mind,” which continues to bring psychedelic education to a mainstream audience, Dr. Brindley projects that “what was ‘counter culture’ might just become mainstream medical culture.”
Originally appearing here.
Founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Rick Doblin shares with us the latest news on MAPS main project regarding MDMA assisted-psychotherapy for PTSD. We explore how we can utilize psychedelics in mainstream medicine to move these powerful tools into wider use. In this episode we discuss:
- The importance of mass mental health and mass consciousness
- What happens when monks use MDMA?
- The danger of relying only on drugs
- The value of other tools: non-drug psychotherapy, breathwork, meditation