#8 - Rick Doblin on The Frontiers of Culture and The Future Of The Psychedelic Renaissance

(Photo credit: Ted.com watch Rick's TED Talk here)This week on the podcast I speak with one of my heroes: Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Rick has spent the last 30 years on a crusade of the heart to deliver the healing potential of psychedelic medicines to our culture. After transformational experiences with psychedelics in his 20's, and amid the political environment of the Vietnam war, Rick dedicated his life to help our culture heal its collective trauma. Finally this year (2019) thanks to Rick's work, the first legally sanctioned MDMA clinics will open in America to treat people with treatment-resistant PTSD. Rick's story is an inspiring example of the power of unwavering vision, heart and commitment to change our culture and ultimately the world. This episode is filled with illuminating anecdotes on the history of psychedelic prohibition, as well as a fascinating exploration of the future of the psychedelic renaissance. Rick paints a picture of where he thinks our culture will be in 2025, 2035 and beyond. We talk about coming trends like mass access to psychedelic mental health clinics and services, treating trauma in hospital emergency rooms, psychedelic assisted family therapy, and ultimately the licensed legalization model that will open the doorway to generalized responsible use of psychedelics. I went to Boston to interview Rick because this is the highest leverage work I can find anywhere on the planet so far. If you know of something that is higher leverage please let me know! Please listen and help spread the word by sharing this episode. And if you believe in the healing potential of this work please donate to MAPS (https://store.maps.org/np/clients/maps/donation.jsp?campaign=11) and watch & share Rick's TED talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/rick_doblin_the_future_of_psychedelic_assisted_psychotherapy?language=en)Full Show Notes: https://evolvingearthpodcast.com/2019/08/20/e8-rick-doblin-on-the-frontiers-of-culture-and-the-future-of-the-psychedelic-renaissance/

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