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Dr. Johnson explains flashbacks, the heightened risks of certain people and age groups using psychedelics and the ever evolving legal and pharmaceutical industry landscape surrounding psychedelics. Dr. Johnson also explains how the scientific study of psychedelics is likely to set the trajectory of psychiatric medicine in the years to come. Dr. Johnson is among a small handful of researchers who have pioneered the clinical study of these powerful compounds. He has unprecedented insight into how they can be woven into other psychiatric treatments, changing ones sense of self and of reality

Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

Research has demonstrated a strong connection between music and memory. In fact, Psychedelic Neuroscientist Frederick Streeter Barrett studied the deep connection between music and nostalgia, explaining that music has the ability to evoke meaningful experiences and memories.

Psychedelic Support  
Using Psilocybin Mushrooms in Patients on Antidepressants

What does psilocybin-assisted therapy look like when clients enter the clinic on antidepressant medication? Common practice is to tell patients on SSRIs and other prescription drugs that they must stop taking their psychiatric medications before they can safely take psilocybin. 

Michael Pollan is an author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His new book “How To Change Your Mind” is available now.

Other interviews:
Time Magazine: This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs
NPR: ‘Reluctant Psychonaut’ Michael Pollan Embraces The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics
HuffingtonPost: The endgame for psychedelic drugs isn’t “microdosing Fridays.” It’s treating major mental illness.

Draulio Barros de Araujo gives a very compelling and engaging talk on his research into the use of Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression. It seems that life in the modern world sees that depression issues touch nearly everyones life either directly or indirectly. Research into how these plant medicines can unlock certain parts of the brain to aid in natural anti-depression re-balancing functions is very eye opening. The research isn’t fully matured yet but is well on its way. Draulio Barros de Araujo works as a professor in neuroimaging at the Brain Institute, Natal, Brazil. Since 2006 my research has focused on using functional neuroimaging methods (EEG and fMRI) to investigate the acute and lasting effects of a psychedelic called Ayahuasca. Our research group has also been studying the antidepressant potential of Ayahuasca.

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD
Head of Psychedelic Research, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.

Robin has been conducting pioneering brain imaging studies of psychedelic drugs. Most recently, he has completed the first phase of a clinical trial looking at the potential of psilocybin to treat depression, and his talk looks at how these drugs can be used in treatment.

DMT “BREAKTHROUGH”- 10 Lessons I Learned

A mystery that seems to defy our very understanding of what it means to be a human being in this strange and beautiful universe. By looking more deeply into the nature of the incredible DMT experience, we can uncover new insights about some of life’s biggest questions.

Jeremy Narby – Intelligence in Nature | Bioneers

In this talk Narvy describes his quest around the globe to chronicle how leading-edge scientists are studying intelligence in nature and how nature learns. He uncovers a universal thread of highly intelligent behavior within the natural world, and asks the question: What can humanity learn from nature’s economy and knowingness? Weaving together issues of animal cognition, evolutionary biology and psychology, he challenges contemporary scientific concepts and reveals a much deeper view of the nature of intelligence and of our kinship with all life.

Jason Silva | Shots of Awe | Drugs As Tools For Spirituality

Anthony Bossis, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor- Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

New research with psilocybin brings transcendent brain states, hope and comfort to the most unlikely of subjects. New York University School of Medicine.

Gabor Maté | The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power | TEDxRio+20

Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction — from drugs to power. From the lack of love to the desire to escape oneself, from susceptibility of the being to interior power — nothing escapes. And he risks a generic and generous prescription: “Find your nature and be nice to yourself.”

How can illegal drugs help our brains | David Nutt | TEDxBrussels

Talk covers the wonderous complexity of the brain – the most complex organ in the universe – but one which often goes wrong – so that the cost of brain disorders is greater than that of cancer diabetes and cardiovascular diseases together. David Nutt explains how through decades of education and training the brain constrains the contents of the mind by limiting its activity and directions.

Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness – Banned TED Talk

DMT, Life after Death & Consciousness.

Published work:

Fingerprints of the Gods 1995

Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilisation (2015)
Entangled (2010)
The Sign and the Seal (1992)
Underworld (2002)

Mendel Kaelen  |  The Psychedelic Future of Mental Health Care | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

By synthesizing legacies from the Giants in psychotherapy with insights form modern research with psychedelics and music, Kaelen argues that the future of psychiatry will likely be “psychedelic” in the true meaning of the word Kaelen is a Neuroscientist from Imperial College London exploring why music and psychedelic drugs are powerful tools to change consciousness.

Adam Oliver Brown | Ayahuasca: Visions of Jungle Medicine | TEDxUOttawa

Through the story of his experience taking the potent psychedelic brew Ayahuasca with shamans in the jungles of Peru, Dr. Brown will illustrate the importance of nature conservation for a bright and prosperous future.

After a degree in Psychology and Masters in Psychoanalysis, Robin Carhart-Davis completed a 4 year PhD at the University of Bristol focused on the serotonin system. He then moved to Imperial College London in 2009 where he has worked for the last 6 years on the brain effects of drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA, completing some of the first brain imaging studies of these drugs.

Mark Haden  
Psychedelics: Past, present and future | TEDxEastVan


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