Healing Mysticism: New Approaches to the Study of Psychedelic Drugs (SKU: AH-P-294)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Thomas Brod
With the recent fMRI study of mystical states in nuns (Beauregard) and ground-breaking study of positive effects of psilocybin-induced mystical states (Griffiths), consciousness study has taken a new turn into the empiric, Although psilocybin has been used for centuries for religious purposes, relatively little is known scientifically about its acute and persisting effects. In response to the epidemic of hallucinogen abuse that occurred in the 1960s, clinical research largely ceased and has resumed only recently. This presentation will review present-day research into mystical states and end-of-life experiences with psilocybin and introduce leading-edge psychoanalytic theory of unitive states.