In this week’s episode, Joe and David team up for the first time to discuss three articles: Chacruna’s breakdown of the study, “Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats – Mental Health and Epigenetic Outcomes From a Six-Month Naturalistic Study,” Double Blind’s “Why the ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ is just Colonialism by Another Name,” and the results from the trial of a 20-year old woman who died at the 2017 Lightning in a Bottle music festival – where the jury found Do Lab, Inc., RGX Medical, and RGX Founder Richard Gottlieb to hold 75% of the liability in her death, with MAPS holding 25%.
In discussing these articles, much is covered: methylation and genetic memory; addiction; gut biome; cesarian births; how much inequality is built into the “psychedelic renaissance” due to it primarily evolving out of inherently unequal Western societal paradigms; permaculture; new ways to be together; Burning Man; the concept of the nuclear family; the power in working with your hands; creativity; harm reduction and the lack of readily available drug testing kits; and more.
Microdosing Masterclass: Investigate the history, science, and best practices for safe and effective microdosing
The Microdosing Guidebook: A Step-By-Step Manual to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health Through Psychedelic Medicine, by C.J. Spotswood, PMHNP
Chacruna.net: Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats: Mental Health and Epigenetic Outcomes From a Six-Month Naturalistic Study
Psychedelics Today: PT295 – Sidarta Ribeiro – Dreams, LSD, and Biopiracy
Psychedelics Today: PT270 – Dr. Rachel Yehuda – Research Trials and The Future of Psychedelic Neuroscience
The Way of the Psychonaut Vol. 1: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys, by Stanislav Grof, MD, Ph.D.
The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, by Joseph Tafur, MD
Psychedelics Today: PT326 – Dr. Rick Barnett, Psy.D – Addiction, Recovery, and Competency in Psychedelic Therapy
Doubleblindmag.com: Why the “Psychedelic Renaissance” is just Colonialism by Another Name
Psychedelics Today: PT376 – Ketamine and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy as Employee Benefits, Featuring Sherry Rais
Wikipedia.org: Nagoya Protocol
How Soon Is Now?: A Handbook for Global Change, by Daniel Pinchbeck
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford
Maps.org: Jury Finds in Favor of Plaintiffs in Trial on Harm Reduction and Medical Responsibility
Lucid.news: MAPS Found Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Psychedelics Today: PT370 – Prohibition, Civil Disobedience, and The Coca Leaf Cafe, featuring Dana Larsen
YouTube: Israeli Harm Reduction – A Real World Trip From Raves to Parliament (A Psychedelics Today webinar)