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Is There Too Much Hype Around Psychedelics? –Don Lattin

Is There Too Much Hype Around Psychedelics? –Don Lattin

Esteemed journalist Don Lattin discusses his research into psychedelic medicines and his book "Changing Our Minds"

The book Changing Our Minds is an experiential tour through a social, spiritual, and scientific revolution that is redefining our culture’s often-confusing relationship with psychoactive substances. Its author (and my guest), Don Lattin, is well-researched and well spoken on the subject of psychedelic medicine. Speaking both from professional and personal experiences, he values these drugs for their healing potential, but cautions us – are psychedelics too popular now? Are we giving these powerful substances the respect they need?

“I think there's a danger in us forgetting that these drugs are not something to take lightly”

Veteran San Francisco based journalist, Don Lattin, is an award-winning journalist and author of six books, including The Harvard Psychedelic Club, published by HarperCollins in 2010, and Changing Our Minds – Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, released in 2017 by Synergetic Press. Don has been writing about psychedelics for newspapers and magazines since the 1970s. In addition to his books, you can read his work on Lucid News.

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Show notes:

  • How Aldous Huxley experimented with LSD at the end of his life

  • Dying with consciousness

  • Psychedelic research groups

  • The genesis of the fear of death

  • End of life transition with psychedelics

  • The most terrifying experiences, if you have a proper guide, are the best experiences

  • Questions that would be beneficial to ask yourself near the end of life

  • These drugs are not something to take lightly

  • Treatments Don has tried personally

  • The most effective immediate cure for depression

  • Microdosing with mushrooms and LSD

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