Psychedelics Weekly – Genetic Memory, “The Psychedelic Renaissance,” and Harm Reduction at Music Festivals

December 9, 2022
Featuring: Joe Moore & David Drapkin

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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.



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The Microdosing Guidebook: A Step-By-Step Manual to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health Through Psychedelic Medicine, by C.J. Spotswood, PMHNP Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats: Mental Health and Epigenetic Outcomes From a Six-Month Naturalistic Study

The study on Pubmed

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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 Why the “Psychedelic Renaissance” is just Colonialism by Another Name

Psychedelics Today: PT376 – Ketamine and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy as Employee Benefits, Featuring Sherry Rais 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 Jury Finds in Favor of Plaintiffs in Trial on Harm Reduction and Medical Responsibility MAPS Found Liable in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

MAPS’ Settlement-and-Release-Agreement-5.27.21

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YouTube: Israeli Harm Reduction – A Real World Trip From Raves to Parliament (A Psychedelics Today webinar)


In this Episode

Joe Moore

Co-Founder & CEO

David Drapkin 2-min

David Drapkin

Director of Education and Training