Defining Psychedelic Drugs


Tune in and join the conversation during the premiere of “Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics” on Friday, August 16th at 8pm EST. PREMIERE LINK:… Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction. And they became a tool for studying the mind, opening “the doors of perception,” as Aldous Huxley wrote. But those doors slammed shut when President Nixon declared psychedelics dangerous and medically useless. Join scientists and “psychonauts” who are now picking up where research left off 50 years ago, experimenting with LSD, psilocybin, DMT and other psychedelics to heal—and reveal—the mind. MORE INFO ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND PARTICIPANTS:… This program is part of the BIG IDEAS SERIES, made possible with support from the JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION. – SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel and “ring the bell” for all the latest videos from WSF – VISIT our Website: – LIKE us on Facebook:… – FOLLOW us on Twitter: