A Vital Paradigm for the Future
An Interview with Thomas B. Roberts

November 22, 2019

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Thomas Roberts speaks with Joanna about: a course on “psychedelic renaissance”; “mindapps” and “mind design”; psychedelics as “ideagens”; the religious use of psychedelics and a new religious reformation; multistate theory of the human mind, problem-solving and development in different mindbody states; other forms of intelligence in other mindbody states; rare, unusual, even impossible things for our ordinary mindbody state might symptoms of a deeper and wider reality; mystical experiences and the increase of psychophysical wellness; ayahuasca takes the lead; transcendence is the real healing.

Thomas B. Roberts promotes the legal adaptation of psychedelics for multidisciplinary cultural uses, primarily their academic and spiritual implications. he formulated Multistate Theory (2013), coined Singlestate fallacy, mindapps, neurosingularity; metaintelligence; and ideagen, and he named and characterized the Entheogen reformation (2016). he is a founding member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a cofounder of the Council on Spiritual Practices and the International Transpersonal Association, originated the Rising Researcher conference sessions, and launched the celebration of Bicycle Day to commemorate the day Albert Hofmann first intentionally took LSD. AB Hamilton College, MA University of Connecticut, PhD Stanford, Roberts is an emeritus professor of educational psychology at Northern Illinois University, where he taught Foundations of Psychedelic Studies as an Honors program Seminar. Started in 1981 and taught through 2013, it is the world’s first university-cataloged psychedelic course. In the fall of 2006, he was a Visiting Scientist at the John Hopkins Medical Schools’ Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (Griffiths psilocybin team).

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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