“James Fadiman, a distinguished figure with over six decades in psychedelic research, examines the profound impact psychedelics have on consciousness, creativity, and connectivity. Fadiman shares insights into how these substances shift perception, offering perspectives that challenge and expand our understanding of reality. He also delves into the scientific underpinnings of psychedelics, their therapeutic potential, and the societal benefits of fostering deeper empathy and open-mindedness. Highlighting the importance of integration post-experience, Fadiman sheds light on the transformative power of psychedelics to not only alter individual consciousness but also to enhance community bonds and personal relationships. Through a focus on responsible use and the expansion of human awareness, Fadiman’s expertise offers a compelling view into the capacity of psychedelics to redefine our interaction with the world and ourselves.”

Production Sound Recording by Kevin Crawford
Produced by Big Think