Religion News Service: Psychedelic Chaplains: In Clinical Trials, a New Form of Spiritual Guide EmergesReligion News Service:

Summary: Religion News Service explores the scientific research around psychedelic spiritual and mystical experiences often occurring during a psychedelic experience, highlighting the interest and emergence in spiritual chaplaincy in the psychedelic space.

“Current opportunities for these roles are limited in the U.S., as the use of the drugs themselves is considered experimental,” writes Religion News Service.

“Ketamine, a powerful but relatively safe anesthetic, is legal for medical use, and some health care chaplains act as facilitators for ketamine-assisted therapy, which has shown promise for relieving depression. As researchers have begun conducting clinical trials for psychedelic treatments, too, they are recruiting chaplains.”

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