LSD, creativity, and insanity



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison LSD research, phenomenology, and the future of LSD-assisted psychotherapy.

(1:03) Albert Hofmann's description of the first LSD experience on "bicycle day"
(4:13) Alex Grey artwork
(5:38) The stigma against LSD
(8:51) LSD as a treatment for alcoholism
(9:50) Big pharma
(12:15) Hofmann's letter to Steve Jobs
(13:44) LSD and creativity
(16:23) Default Mode Network
(17:51) LSD for anxiety disorders
(20:25) LSD is a "promiscuous" molecule
(22:00) The connection between creative genus and mental chaos
(24:37) LSD dosage pharmacology
(26:40) Ram Dass and Maharajji
(29:56) The importance of testing substances with kits like Dance Safe
(32:00) MK Ultra and the CIA
(32:41) Our LSD clinical trial
(34:12) Set and setting
(36:53) Fear of losing your mind on LSD
(39:49) Risks of LSD use

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