Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 6 – Rick Doblin, Ph.D

Join founder and executive director of MAPS, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., for an update on the approval of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD. MAPS is on a mission to secure FDA approval for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a prescribed medication, with the federal agency labelling it a ‘breakthrough therapy’. Rick will discuss the treatment’s successes …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 5 – Paul Stamets

The fifth episode of our webinar series features Paul Stamets – a renowned mycologist, medical researcher, lecturer and author. Paul will discuss psilocybin, psilocin, and the potential to discover new psychoactive compounds in psychedelic mushrooms. He will also examine their efficacy to treat mental illness and explore human consciousness. Date: Tuesday, June 23rd Time: 3:00 …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 4 – Dr. Dennis McKenna

The fourth episode features Dr. Dennis McKenna – an esteemed ethnobotanist, pharmacologist, author and lecturer. As followers of MAPS Canada may be familiar with psilocybin mescaline and ayahuasca, Dennis will explore the less popularized plant medicines enticing the next generation of ethnobotanists. Date: Tuesday, June 16th Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST (6:00 PM …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 3 – Chris Kilham

The third guest in our webinar series is Chris Kilham, an explorer, botanist, author, yogi and plant medicine advocate. Dubbed ‘the Indiana Jones of natural medicine’, Chris will examine how psychedelics enable humans to reach a breakthrough conscious – having studied entheogens in indigenous cultures. Date: Tuesday, June 9th Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 2 – Nan Shuni Giron

The second webinar will feature esteemed Guatemalan Ceremonial leader and Mayan Ajq’ii Nan Shuni Giron. A shamanic healer with a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine and Alternative therapies, Nan Shuni will explore the sacred intent and spiritual language of psychedelic plants. Date: Tuesday, June 2nd Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST (6:00 PM – 7:30 …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Episode 1 – Mark Haden

Our guest for the first episode of the webinar series will be  Mark Haden, Executive Director for MAPS Canada. Mark will be discussing MAPS Canada’s mission, sharing what is currently going on behind the scenes, and also sharing his reflections on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Date: Tuesday, May 26th Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM …

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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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