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Episode from the podcastNot Conformed

Episode 6: Psychedelic Evangelism

Released Thursday, 11th April 2019
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Users of psychedelic drugs can become ardent evangelists for their wide distribution and use. In this episode we discuss how psychedelic propaganda is seeping into entertainment, science and education. We document a coordinated effort to promulgate psychedelic use and incorporate psychedelics into Western culture.
  • Hofmann, A. (2013). LSD my problem child.
  • Huxley, A. (1954). The doors of perception.
  • Huxley, A. (1962). Island.
  • Pollan, M. (2018) How to change your mind: What the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression and transcendence.
  • Strassman, R. (2001). DMT: The spirit molecule.
Journal Articles:
  • Griffiths, R. R., Richards, W. A., McCann, U., & Jesse, R. (2006). Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance. Psychopharmacology, 187(3), 268-283.
  • Griffiths, R. R., Johnson, M. W., Carducci, M. A., Umbricht, A., Richards, W. A., Richards, B. D., ... & Klinedinst, M. A. (2016). Psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer: A randomized double-blind trial. Journal of psychopharmacology, 30(12), 1181-1197.
  • Johnson, M. W., Garcia-Romeu, A., Cosimano, M. P., & Griffiths, R. R. (2014). Pilot study of the 5-HT2AR agonist psilocybin in the treatment of tobacco addiction. Journal of psychopharmacology, 28(11), 983-992.
  • Johnson, M. W., Garcia-Romeu, A., & Griffiths, R. R. (2017). Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-facilitated smoking cessation. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 43(1), 55-60.
  • Ross, S., Bossis, A., Guss, J., Agin-Liebes, G., Malone, T., Cohen, B., ... & Su, Z. (2016). Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of psychopharmacology, 30(12), 1165-1180.
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