On Thursday, May 2, attend a free event at Sofia University where James Fadiman, Ph.D., Co-founder of Sofia University, will be in conversation with Brad Burge, Director of Communications, MAPS.
Current psychedelic research – including discoveries in neuroscience, clinical studies, and work done in indigenous settings – offers some surprising results and insights. Topics we may discuss may be the overlap of “entheogenic” experiences with classical mystical experience especially those in the Buddhist tradition, applications for health and healing including addictions, severe life-long allergies, academic test-taking, neuromuscular improvements, and successful withdrawal from anti-depressants. We hope to include reporting on unpubished work with micro-doses, as well as experiments in accelerated scientific problem solving.
James Fadiman Ph.D. co-founded Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, authored The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys, and teaches (with David Lukoff, Ph.D,) the university.s courses on psychedelic research and clinical issues. He has been involved with psychedelics since the sixties and has experience with psychedelic therapy, entheogenic practices, creative problem solving, and indigenous practices. He is currently overseeing several national studies on usage patterns and micro-dosing.
Brad Burge, Director of Communications for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), earned his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University and his M.A. in Communications from the University of California, San Diego. His graduate work focused on the political, scientific, and cultural changes required to make illicit drugs into legitimate medicines. Brad believes in the importance of communication for sharing knowledge and building community.