We also discussed developmental psychology and shared some fun and interesting stories. Dr. Neal is an interesting guy and something of a 21st century psychedelic legend and it was a real treat getting to have a relatively uninterrupted one on one with him. We also discuss the tremendous art of Isaac Abrams as well as excellent resources such as Erowid.org and MAPS.org.
Throughout the episode, I tried to occasionally reference Dr. Neal’s terrific book, Psychedelic Healing. As regular readers know, I reference it often — especially on message boards where people are looking for advice. Due to the odd legality of psychedelics (depending on where you live), good, detailed information on how to responsibly make safe, proper use of what might be the best tool in the toolbox for quite a few serious issues can be a hard thing to come by.
While I share my methods (I don’t mind being out of the psychedelic closet), Psychedelic Healing goes into greater depth on the process than I can offer on a blog or in a podcast; so if you’re serious about psychedelic therapy for yourself and understand that integration after your trip(s) is probably the most vital ingredient, pick up a copy of Dr. Neal’s book.
You won’t be disappointed.
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