The intent of the podcast is to bring you the listener an easily accessible resource for a variety of topics all related to psychedelic research. There is a lot to learn about new research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and marijuana. Over the years, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has amassed an incredible treasure trove of audio archives sourced from the amazing talks, presentations and panels that have taken place at past Psychedelic Science conferences and other unique events. By selecting some of that content and then bringing it to you in a podcast we hope to create a centralized location for the greater MAPS community. If you're a researcher, scientist, medical professional or just a curiosity seeker we hope that you'll find this content a valuable resource tool.
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Episode 40 - David Jay Brown, A Legend in Psychedelic Consciousness
Episode 40 - David Jay Brown, A Legend in Psychedelic Consciousness
This episode of the MAPS podcast features a dynamic consciousness surfing conversation with author David Jay Brown. I've known David for over 30 years and have watched him dance with the legends of psychedelic culture, exchange ideas with them and then morph into a legend all his own. From John Lilly to Albert Hoffman to Tim Leary, David always managed to extract the best from these brilliant minds and then build off of it to form his own magnificent insights into alternative culture and trans-personal evolution. Our conversation ranged from revisiting history to today's psychedelic research and its mind expanding potentials.
David Jay Brown is an American writer, interviewer and consciousness researcher. Brown has studied parapsychology, and the effects of psychoactive drugs. With parapsychologist Rupert Sheldrake, he studied pets and people who apparently anticipate events. Brown has served as a guest editor for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and he has published many interviews of prominent thinkers.
Episode 39: James Oroc, The New Psychedelic Revolution
Episode 39 of the MAPS podcast features yet another exclusive interview with one of the great thinkers of the modern psychedelic revolution, James Oroc.
Our conversation with James takes us on a journey through his highly evolved insights, opinions and experiences on topics ranging from 5-MEO DMT, the re-birth of LSD, Sasha Shulgin and the culture wars that are present throughout the 21st Century consciousness expansion movement. James is one of the most unique voices within the new wave of psychedelic consciousness and his wisdom, humor and conviction are a necessary ingredient for the future.
Intro: Remembering Ralph Metzner
James Oroc - Journalist, photographer, and artist James Oroc was born in the small South Pacific nation of Aotearoa. Since 1998 he has been pursuing and reporting on the cutting edge of extreme sports in more than 40 countries around the globe, his work appearing in magazines, films, and on MTV Sports. He has been a member of the Burning Man community since 1999, and he is also involved in the documentation and advancement of “Alternative Culture.” Oroc resides in the Dominican Republic.
Episode 38: Dr. Andrew Weil, The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health
Episode 38: Dr. Andrew Weil, The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health. A MAPS Podcast Exclusive
This episode of the show features an exclusive interview with the legendary Dr. Andrew Weil. The interview centers around the new science of psychedelics and why current research plays such an important role in crafting a new model for overall integrative medicine. Dr. Weil lends his insight and expertise into the areas of psychedelic research that go hand in hand with his decades long work into alternative medicine and overall well being. Dr. Weil has seen 50 years of psychedelic research go through many peaks and valleys and we're honored to have gotten his input for this amazing interview.
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.
We are offering 2 exclusive free VIP tickets to the Psychedelic Evening Panel event at IMHC 2019, along with two signed copies of Michael Pollan’s book “How to Change your Mind.”
This special event is part of the premier Integrative Mental Health Conference (imhc2019.com) and will be from 7-9pm, Wednesday, April 16th at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Panelists include Dr. Weil, Dr. Charles Raison (CNN’s mental health expert), Michael Pollan and will be moderated by Christine Whelan. You will learn about the new science of psychedelics and what this means for mental health care. Event check-in begins along with a Michael Pollan book signing between 5:30pm-6:30pm.
For a chance to win: Go to www.imhc2019.com/giveaway to enter. The winner will be announced on March 29th. Follow me on Instagram @zachlearydrome and use hash tag #mapsdrweil to receive an extra chance to win. We hope you will join us for the whole conference and register before April 1st for a reduced registration fee! Use code MAPS to save 10% off registration.
Episode 37 - Dr. Gabor Mate: Jungle To Civilization, Health In a Toxic Culture
Episode 37 - Dr. Gabor Mate: Jungle To Civilization - How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health In a Toxic Culture
We dig into the MAPS archives again and go back to the 2017 Psychedelic Science conference for this inspired talk from luminary, Dr. Gabor Mate.
Gabor takes us through the history of plant medicines in indigenous cultures and how their wisdom of sacred healing can be applied to life in the modern world. Toxic culture in the form of disease, addiction, communication and environment can be addressed by going beyond the symptoms and into the root cause of the issue.
Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
Dr. Gabor Mate
Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.
Episode 36: Dr. Ben Sessa - MDMA Therapy - A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective
Episode 36 of the MAPS Podcast features Dr. Ben Sessa's talk from Psychedelic Science 2017 entitled MDMA Therapy - A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective
Ben's insightful, well researched talk examines MDMA's therapeutic potential relating to PTSD and how it goes far beyond what we see with adult veterans and goes deep into the realm of childhood trauma and abuse.
This talk offers a fresh perspective on aspects of PTSD therapy that often go unrecognized in the modern psychedelic therapy conversation. Dr. Ben Sessa is a psychiatrist, writer and researcher based out of the UK. Please visit his site at:
Episode 35 - Rick Doblin, MAPS 2018 Year in Review
Episode 35 of the MAPS Podcast features the mastermind and founder of MAPS, Rick Doblin. Rick joins Zach Leary for an extensive 2018 year in review of everything that's happened in the MAPS universe. The interview quickly moves passed the last year and morphs into an oral history of MAPS by weaving together Rick's inspiration that led him to it's 1986 creation.
This podcast is a must for all psychedelic enthusiasts, explorers, researchers and cultural historians. Rick's tireless campaign to position MAPS as the leading crusader of legitimate psychedelic research has not only come to fruition but has also transcended those confines by making him one of the most influential figures in championing cognitive liberty.
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences.