Manage episode 159596144 series 1234398
Believe it or not, MDMA is about to be legal thanks to the efforts of this week’s guest, Rick Doblin. Soon MDMA will be able to help the tens of millions of people suffering from serious trauma like PTSD in drug-assisted therapy sessions.
While that might seem amazing, it’s far from Rick Doblin’s sole focus. He believes it’s a basic human right to have the freedom to decide to change your own consciousness through drugs— that politics are not only blocking science but personal experiences that could help us live more fulfilled and connected lives. In fact, there’s an argument that for our cultural survival we need to reintroduce the same use of psychedelics that was a part of human culture for tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of years.
Rick started on this journey after having his own psychedelic experience in 1972 and reading “Realms of the Human Unconscious” by Stan Grof decided to be a psychedelic researcher and ultimately founded the “Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies” (or MAPS) in 1986. That means Rick has been fighting on your behalf for over 30 years, so it’s critically important you listen to not only what he has to say but pay attention to this critical inflection point in history which offering a light at the end of the “us and them” tunnel.