Featured Do psychedelics trigger neurogenesis? Here’s what we know. Thomas VarleyWhat is neurogenesis? Do psychedelics really cause it? If they do, what doors might that open up? More Ep 04 – Dennis McKenna Psymposia Podcast April 17, 2017Lex talks with Dennis McKenna about the upcoming ESPD50 conference (Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs 50th anv. symposium). Ep 03 – Brad Burge Psymposia Podcast April 10, 2017Lex talks with Brad Burge, the director of communications for MAPS, about Psychedelic Science 2017. Healing Mind and Body: A Short History of Psychedelic Psychotherapy, Pt. 2 Bradley Foster April 7, 2017Let’s go forward in time through the government’s ban on psychedelics, the cauterizing effect of prohibition on psychedelic research, and into its tentative re-ignition, exploring how this has blossomed into the psychedelic renaissance. Healing Mind and Body: A Short History of Psychedelic Psychotherapy, Pt. 1 Bradley Foster April 6, 2017Psychotherapy-assisted psychedelic experiences will revolutionize how we treat mental illness. The techniques and philosophy have evolved over the past 50 years to make the magic happen. I received the largest dose of psilocybin ever administered in a published FDA study. Dose #3 Steve E. April 3, 2017Dose #3 was the most intense, powerful, horrendous, terrifying, awful experience of my life. In the end, it was all worth it. Conclusion to a 3-part series. I received the largest dose of psilocybin ever administered in a published FDA study. Dose #2 Steve E. March 27, 2017This time my dose was 45 mg of pure psilocybin. I took it and waited for the show to begin. There was fear and a sincere hope that this experience would not be as hellish. Pt 2 of a 3-part series. I received the largest dose of psilocybin ever administered in a published FDA study. Dose #1 Steve E. March 23, 2017A 3-part series on one participant's experience in the Pharmacokinetics of Psilocybin in Normal Adult Volunteers study at the University of Wisconsin. Precautions with Underground Psychedelic Therapy Brenda Brewer March 9, 2017In underground sessions, you’re taking a huge risk choosing to work with someone who may not have adequately prepared or may have dubious subconscious motivations. What’s the difference between a microdose and a museum dose? Neal M. Goldsmth March 7, 2017To have different people use the same word to refer to different things is sub-optimal. Do psychedelics trigger neurogenesis? Here’s what we know. Thomas Varley January 31, 2017What is neurogenesis? Do psychedelics really cause it? If they do, what doors might that open up? Non-PTSD Uses for MDMA Josh Dietz January 26, 2017MDMA has the potential of treating and reversing even the most pervasive of pathologies in the mental health world How Does LSD Induce Short-Term Psychosis but Long-Term Optimism? Rachel Jonas January 11, 2017There’s only one way to find out – more scientific experiments. Finding The Sweet Spot : At 62 I Had My First Dose Of Psilocybin At Johns Hopkins Maria Estevez January 5, 2017A research program was seeking volunteers with a spiritual background to ingest a hallucinogen. Winter Blues Got You Down? Try These Integrative Antidepressant Approaches Alexander Belser December 14, 2016Here's some integrative antidepressant approaches that have low or no side effects and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Union of Opposites: Trump Selects War Cabinet, Psychedelics Make Mainstream Waves Brian Normand December 6, 2016"We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist." Carl Jung My First Psychedelic Experience at Johns Hopkins Changed My Life Mark Huslage November 16, 2016The jester then reached inside me and pulled this shivering, small, fearful being out of my abdomen. Psychedelic Frontiers of Western Medicine Brian Carreira October 25, 2016Johns Hopkins and Yale Schools of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies and recent trials on psychedelic compounds. A Divine Encounter In The Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Study Sandy Lundahl October 21, 2016"On Tuesday, you will be the only person in the U.S. who will be taking psilocybin legally.” Psychedelic Perspectives on Horizons Brett Greene October 5, 2016The 10th Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference is this weekend (Oct 7-9) in NYC. So we asked some people to chime in and offer their Psychedelic Perspectives on Horizons... Canada Approves Legal Heroin For Severely Addicted Patients Alexander Lekhtman September 28, 2016Canada has amended its policies on heroin to allow doctors to prescribe the drug to patients suffering severe addiction. Dorion Sagan, on Psychedelics, Symbiogenesis, the New Science of Growing Old, and if Carl Sagan used LSD Brian Normand August 15, 2016In this interview I talk with Dorion Sagan about whether his father Carl Sagan used LSD, his mother Lynn Margulis’s […] An Interview with Amanda Feilding, the ‘Hidden Hand’ in Psychedelic Science Psymposia July 26, 2016We talked with Amanda Feilding about LSD, psychedelic neuroscience, Beckley Foundation’s latest research, and her promise to Albert Hofmann. Vigilante Psychopharmacology: Treating OCD with Psilocybin Mushrooms Brian Normand July 21, 2016An interview with comedian Adam Strauss. "With psychedelics, for the first time, I saw that I wasn't in control, and therefore, I had nothing to lose by letting go. And that changed everything." Patterning a World of Mushrooms: The Challenges of Co-Production Tehseen Noorani July 14, 2016Psychedelic mushrooms pattern human lives in other ways than simply our experiences of consuming them. The Psychonaut’s Dilemma Albert Garcia-Romeu May 31, 2016During an earlier era of psychedelic research, the 1950s-70s, some scientists believed that in order to ethically administer psychedelics to others it was necessary to first experience them oneself.