In this week’s episode Don Lattin speaks with Joanna about: why psychedelics are illegal?; the comeback of psychedelic-assisted therapy and entheogenic spirituality; Bill Wilson and his psychedelic experiences; an essential insight from ayahuasca; MDMA-assisted therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder; the double edge of psychedelics as socio-political catalysts; exploring microdosing.
Don Lattin is an award-winning journalist and the author of six books. His most recent work, “Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy”, is the latest installment in a trio of books about the recent history and future prospects for finding beneficial uses for drugs and plants medicines like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and ayahuasca. “Distilled Spirits: Getting High, then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and Hopeless Drunk”, and “The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Andrew Weil, Ram Dass, and Huston Smith Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America”.
“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik