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With the advancement of psychedelic science into the forefront of global consciousness, research continues to affirm the promise of psychedelic medicines to aid in the healing of those suffering from trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety

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Introduction The term ‘psychedelic’ refers to a range of hallucinogenic compounds that induce altered states of consciousness ( Garcia-Romeu, 2016 ). Broadly speaking, these compounds can be categorised into four

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psychedelics in the treatment of psychiatric conditions, such as treatment resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression ( Carhart-Harris et al., 2016 ; Carhart-Harris & Goodwin, 2017 ; Mithoefer, Grob, & Brewerton, 2016 ; Sessa

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Introduction Serotonergic (or “classic”) psychedelics are the objects of renewed scientific interest. These psychoactive substances can induce dramatic changes to perception, cognition, and emotion, primarily via

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Introduction “ Health is not simply a cost to the nation to be reduced; contradictorily, it is also a market to be grown. ” ( Dumit, 2012 , p. 9) Psychedelic medicine is

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Introduction Researchers and health professionals are once again considering psychedelic drugs as viable treatments for a range of mental health issues. With seemingly broad applications, psychedelics are being researched as

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) Introduction In philosophy and psychology, there exists a more than a century-old history of psychedelic self-experiments. Both in psychology and philosophy, it was James ( 1882 , 1902/2009 ) who, back in the 1880s, acted as a pioneer when it came to

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Introduction The so-called classical psychedelics, or serotonergic hallucinogens, include mainly lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, mescaline, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO

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Introduction Classical or serotonergic psychedelic compounds are a subclass of psychedelic compounds whose method of action is strongly tied to the neurotransmitter serotonin, with the compounds acting as partial agonists at

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Introduction: entity encounters and the psychedelic mystical experience The ‘psychedelic experience’ is a temporary altered state of consciousness induced by a psychedelic compound. While psychedelic altered states are highly specific to particular

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