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Rick Doblin and Amy Emerson — Demystifying Psychedelics (EP.92)

Rick Doblin and Amy Emerson — Demystifying Psychedelics (EP.92)

Update: 2022-02-171
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Rick Doblin in the Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). MAPS is a leading organization in the USA supporting psychedelic and marijuana research since 1986. You can follow Rick on his Twitter at https://twitter.com/RickDoblin.

Amy Emerson is the CEO of the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAPS. You can learn more about MAPS and donate at https://maps.org/

Show Notes:

  • Rick’s journey from Construction to Psychedelics
  • How Amy met Rick and started working together
  • How psychedelic research was hampered for decades
  • MDMA therapy for police officers and Navy Seals
  • Cultural shift in the perception of psychedelics
  • Has internet made it easier or difficult to spread propaganda?
  • Legitimate concerns agains advancements in psychedelic research
  • MDMA: A euphoric, or psychedelic?
  • Man-made vs. Natural psychedelics
  • Psychedelics are NOT magic cure-all pills
  • MDMA treatment for childhood trauma?
  • Alternative forms of treatment like sound therapy, VR, hypnotism
  • Why donate to MAPS

Books Mentioned:

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; by Ken Kesey
  • Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge; by Jeremy Narby
  • How to Change Your Mind; by Michael Pollan
  • The Immortality Key; by Brian Muraresku
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; by Robert M. Pirsig
  • The Body Keeps the Score; by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Happy; by Derren Brown
  • The Beginning of Infinity; by David Deutsch
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Rick Doblin and Amy Emerson — Demystifying Psychedelics (EP.92)

Rick Doblin and Amy Emerson — Demystifying Psychedelics (EP.92)