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LSD Research Resurgence

Erin Halliday, SF Gate:

Nearly 40 years after widespread fear over recreational abuse of LSD and other hallucinogens forced dozens of scientists to abandon their work, researchers at a handful of major institutions – including UCSF and Harvard University – are reigniting studies. Scientists started looking at less controversial drugs, like ecstasy and magic mushrooms, in the late 1990s, but LSD studies only began about a year ago and are still rare.

The study at UCSF, which is being run by a UC Berkeley graduate student, is looking into the mechanisms of LSD and how it works in the brain. The hope is that such research might support further studies into medical applications of LSD – for chronic headaches, for example — or psychiatric uses. [...]

In 1966, the federal government made LSD illegal, and by the early 1970s, research into all psychedelic drugs in humans had come to a halt, although some scientists continued to study the drugs in animals.

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The Psychedelic Torchbearers – Out There Radio: Episode 48

Out There Radio – Episode 48: The Psychedelic Torchbearers

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timothy-leary-4-la-ca-thIn the 48th episode of WUOG’s Out There Radio, we revisit the issue of psychedelics with biographical sketches of two generations of psychedelic torchbearers: Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna. Don’t miss our final take on the origins and continuation of the contemporary psychedelic movement in our examination of its two most well known, and controversial, proponents.  Included in this episode are spoken word pieces and archival interviews from these two fascinating men.


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L.et’s S.ave D.emocracy – Out There Radio: Episode 13

Out There Radio – Episode 13: L.et’s S.ave D.emocracy

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Don’t miss our interview with author and psychedelic scholar Robert Forte. We discuss historical and contemporary uses of entheogens (psychedelics) within the context of religion. Also, we take a closer look at the meaning of the psychedelic explosion of the 1960′s and its most controversial figure, Timothy Leary.

Robert Forte interned with Stan Grof before studying history and the psychology of religion at the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and served on the board of directors of the Albert Hoffman Foundation. Since 1985 he has been president of the Church of the Awakening.

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