James Fadiman PhD was one of the people involved with totally legal psychedelic research during the 1960s. Known for his wit and lively conversations, he is a popular guest and presenter. Dr. Fadiman delights in entertaining, educating, and enlightening audiences wherever he speaks, and is considered among America’s wisest and most respected authorities on psychedelics and their use. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing pioneering research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. A former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a professor of psychology, he currently teaches at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, which he helped found in 1975. An international conference presenter, workshop leader, management consultant, novelist, and author/editor of a number books and textbooks, Dr. Fadiman lives in Menlo Park, CA, with his filmmaker wife, Dorothy.
Here is a link mentioned in our discussion: http://entheoguide.net/wiki/Main_Page
David Van Nuys, PhD
Creator/Host of Shrink Rap Radio
Good morning David = when I tried to connect with the above link; I was informed the site is "Forbidden," and I do not have permission to access. When I clicked on the text; the Amazon book store comes on, however, the search does not reveal the text in Amazon. I will listen to your podcast later today. Regards Linda
This looks to me like the chicken and the egg situation. How many people around the world are being treated (locked up) for psychiatric disorders without ever really treated? How to help someone who doesn't want or need help? Where does chemistry end and consciousness begin? What controls what? I have never been properly diagnosed by a psychiatrist and I know nothing about my individual brain, but I pretty much am a psychedelic type of person. The only drugs I've ever tried (it will stay that way) are alcohol and tobacco. And coffee.
How much can one help a person with traumatic childhood if such a person is perhaps (self-)destructive because oh his/her genes (sadistic parents and their sadistic children)?