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A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities.
Todays Question: Are Psychedelics Good For You?
Psychedelic drugs, are they the gateway to greater self knowledge, an enhanced appreciation of the natural world, and deeper empathy and interpersonal connections? Or merely a risky doorway into schizophrenia and mental illness? Today we look at some of the psychological research into psychedelics and speak with Alexander Lentjes of the Irish Psychedelic Society. Can we have a productive discussion, or will the incommensurability of academic psychology and psychedelic consciousness reduce us to gibbering stoned apes. Find out in the latest episode of Psychology in Mind.
Links to Things Discussed
- David Nutt Controversy
- New Thinking Allowed
- Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science
- Alexander’s Blog
- History of Psychedelics in Medicine
- Metta-Bhavana (Loving Kindness)
- Graham Hancock – Plant Consciousness and Psychedelics
- What Psychedelics really do to your brain
- The Power of Myth (now on Netflix)
- Cynical 4D Cinema Review
- Psychedelics & Psychosis
- Set & Setting
- Eternal September
Presented by Gareth Stack and Andrew P. Allen. Music by Marc Remillard.
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