Feb 27, 2023
"We are in a psychedelic renaissance with more psychedelic research than ever before with more than 400 psychedelic companies that have raised millions of dollars already" - Rick Doblin.
This a fantastic Rick Doblin masterclass on psychedelic science, therapy and experience from a personal and business approach. In this conversation, Rick Doblin also explains the fundamental role of MAPS in drug reform, psychedelic-assisted treatment, and phase 3 for MDMA-assisted therapy approval. This a thoughtful, deep and transversal interview about the psychedelic landscape's power, impact, considerations and nuances.
"The biggest psychedelic risk is political."
In this conversation, Rick and Isra cover much ground on psychedelics, from set & setting and preparation and integration to Rick's best practices, personal LSD, MDMA and psilocybin journeys and mystical experiences.
"When we dream, we enter into a psychedelic space. So start paying attention to your dreams one or two weeks before. The content of a psychedelic experience often moves to our dreams" - Rick Doblin.
"In preparing a psychedelic experience, emphasize the necessity of doing it for human development."
Rick Doblin, PhD in Public Policy, is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
"The more attention you put into preparation and integration, the deeper you can get into it" - Rick Doblin.
Main interview topics
"Withdraw the projection of our shadow into others - psychedelics can help us to do that."
Podcast show notes:
"You can use science to understand the mystic experience of connection."