On today’s episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Dr. James Fadiman, psychologist and writer known for his extensive work in the area of psychedelic research. Dr. Fadiman shares his first life-changing experiences with psychedelics, talks about using psychedelics as compared to prescription drugs, the personalities of the best spiritual teachers, and more. He also talks about his research in microdosing, what he’s seen, and what he’s learned. If you’re interested in learning about the real, medical benefits of psilocybin and other psychedelics, this is a must-listen episode.
Dr. James Fadiman, PhD is often referred to as the initiator of scientific research on microdosing. Dr. Fadiman did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. He is the author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” Jim Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s.
Since 2010, he has been collecting reports from thousands of people who experimented with microdosing following a schedule (his suggested one day on, two days off protocol is now known as the Fadiman protocol). Many of them shared how they overcame their insecurities, anxiety, depression and stress, but also migraines, cluster headaches and menstrual complaints. Seven years later, Dr. Fadiman is convinced that microdosing can have enormous medical benefits, and hardly any risks.
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