We must all die. But that I can save (a person) from days of torture, that is what I feel as my great and ever new privilege. Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death himself. - Albert Schweitzer
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. J. K. Galbraith
It's important to keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. Traditional
In the column on the left are the titles of a series of blog posts that I've written about psychedelics (some still not fully finished). Click on the relevant title to link through to the post. At the time of writing this description (June 2019), I have over 240 research articles on psychedelics in my personal database, a high proportion of which have been published in the last couple of years. Many of the posts on the left are fairly 'academic' and contain a series of links through to this literature. Several of the posts however are much more personal, describing my own experiences with LSD (taken as a student) and psilocybin (taken more recently legally in the Netherlands). For a quick overview of the early 2019 research position for psychedelics click through to this 'easy read' article I wrote for the journal "Counselling in Scotland".