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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 1 – Rick Doblin

Join founder and executive director of MAPS, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., for an update on the Capstone Project and what it took to reach this amazing fundraising milestone. Rick will discuss the future implications for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, now that the necessary funds have been raised to make this medicine a reality.  Date: Tuesday, September 22nd Time: …

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MAPS Canada Webinar Series: Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance

Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance We are in the middle of the psychedelic renaissance. With research projects and decriminalization proposals popping up across North America and with MDMA on the verge of approval as a treatment for PTSD, psychedelic therapy is on track to become the next major breakthrough in mental health care. MAPS Canada has …

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Psychedelic Sanity: The Importance of Integrating Psychedelic Experiences

While psychedelics are in the midst of their second pass at mainstream legitimacy, the public perception of psychedelic advocates hasn’t changed much since the 1960s. From Woodstock and the Grateful Dead, to mandalas and tie dye, to a refusal to work or bathe, many characteristics of the psychedelic advocate are evoked during public discussions, rarely …

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Unlocking Intellect: Psychedelics, Creativity, and Problem Solving

Almost anyone taking psychedelics, whether rookie or veteran, reports feelings of enhanced creativity. Defining creativity is a slippery slope and these reports are especially subjective, but many artists like Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Beatles speak reverently about the effects that psychedelics had on their ability to create music. A lesser known, but …

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Underrepresentation and Diversity in the Psychedelic Community

Even under brief examination it is clear that in the demographics of the modern psychedelic medicine movement, there is a significant underrepresentation of people of color. Most of the plant medicines that are being discussed are indigenous to non-European cultures, and traditionally used by Latin American, African and other cultures. However, the positions of power …

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