Safe, therapeutic, and sacred psychedelic journeys have the potential to enact profound transformation and healing on both a personal and a societal level. Many mistake these substances for party drugs, but their true medicine lies in the properly prepared and undertaken journey inward. Scientists were just starting to understand the therapeutic benefits of LSD, psilocybin, and more in the 1960's when the many studies being done were suddenly shut down. Research is thriving again today, and we are beginning to understand their role in healing addiction, PTSD, anxiety and depression, and so much more. James Fadiman has been at the forefront of this research for over 50 years. He is a writer and researcher with a PhD in Psychology and is the author of many books, including The Psychedelic Explorers Guide, which details how both journeyers and guides can create optimal conditions to have the best possible experience. Jim has also popularized the phenomenon of microdosing (taking tiny, sub-perceptual microdoses of psychedelic substances to enhance performance and treat ailments). In the Intro: How Jim and I met The amazing free resource Jim is making available to listeners In the Interview: That feeling when the future Ram Dass gives you LSD in Paris and changes your life forever Ken Kesey, Albert Hoffman, Huston Smith and other heroes of mine who Jim knew Why psychedelic research got shut down in the 60's and what was being researched then How psychedelics work How to have safe, therapeutic, and sacred journeys Microdosing for: depression, colds, menstrual problems, asthma, allergies, stroke, and SO MUCH MORE Dying is absolutely safe Links: Jim's Website Free Journey Guide PDF at the Medicine Stories Patreon page Microdosing Psychedelics website Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MythicMedicine.love (my website) Take my fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? quiz The Medicine Stories Facebook group Music by Mariee Sioux (from the song Wild Eyes)
Microdosing: The Phenomenon, Research Results, and Startling Surprises From Psychedelic Science 2017 Yes, Dr. Fadiman is back on the show! I know it seems disproportionate and it is. But after you listen to this episode you'll see why! Microdosing is by far one of the most popular revolutions happening within the psychedelic community today. The wide ranging applications for use in increased cognitive capacity based experiences is fast becoming a legitimate psychedelic method for use within the general population. James Fadiman and Sophia Korb at the center of cyclone with their ongoing research of over 1500 active participants. From their site, These are the three most frequently asked questions: How much is a microdose? Most people start at 1/20 to 1/10 of a recreational dose of whatever substance they are trying and adjust based on their experience. If you are experiencing visual effects, you have taken too much. How often are microdoses taken? Most participants dose every three days. Is microdosing right for me? Only you can make that determination. There is more information about who has benefited so far and possible risks in the full FAQ. Over 1500 participants have reported their experiences of microdosing as of this writing, and submitted narrative reports and daily data. We are taking time to read and analyze and report on all the data.
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James Fadiman, PhD., began his psychedelic research in the 60's. He has run his own management-consulting firm, helped found a commune in New Mexico, and taught in several universities. He co-authored a textbook , now in its 7th edition, a few professional books, a self-help book and a psychedelic novel. He was the co-founder of The Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, now Sofia University. He has been a pioneer in rediscovering the effectiveness of microdoses and is now writing up that research and also completing a book about healthy multiplicity (selves) in us all. James is married to a gifted filmmaker and lives in Menlo Park, California.
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Dr James Fadiman joins the show to discuss his views on ayahuasca and it's "ecological agenda." This is the second part of our Psychedelic Science Series which includes full-length interviews recorded for the new documentary, Spirit Hospital (http://spirit.hospital), scheduled for July 2017 release. This interview was recorded at the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland, California, which was facilitated by http://www.maps.org, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. It's a fantastic, short and sweet episode which we hope you enjoy! Jim's bio is wayyyy too big to summarize in this post. No, really, it is! He doesn't even try to do it on his personal website, he just points people to his vitae. But he does leave people with a message that gives you a glimpse into his ethos: "The work most worth doing for me has been helping myself and others remember how interwoven we are with the rest of the natural world. Only when we act out a dark fantasy of separation do we harm the very world in which we are enmeshed. Once awakened, exploitation of others, the destruction of any eco- system and that ultimate obscenity - war - all become as impossible to support as it would be to take a hammer and chisel (and) cut off one’s own fingers. My different forms of self-expression: work, writing, photography are parts of who I have been and am. Psychedelic experiences have been the foundation stones of my worldview, as crucial now as when I had my first experience. If it is true, as one tradition suggests, that "God is as close to you as your jugular vein," knowing that personally should be beneficial." -- Dr Jim Fadiman Watch the full YouTube recording of this episode here:
Spoke with Dr. James Fadiman about his absolutely fascinating new findings on microdosing psychedelics. He is THE guy when it comes to this stuff.
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