Thank you for joining the Mind Medicine Australia study group. We look forward to exploring the following readings with you:
Psychedelics: Mysticism, Religion and Philosophy
This study group will discuss the potential use of psychedelics during the Eleusinian Mysteries in Ancient Greece and its subsequent influence on Western thought, philosophy and early Christianity. Additionally, we will examine St John of the Cross’s Dark Night of the Soul mystical experience and how it can be reconceptualised under Stanislav Grof’s ‘perinatal’ experiences for fostering spiritual development with psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Watch this video: https://youtu.be/iC6DDvzM6Nc
Read this paper: Mysticism and Psychedelics: The Case of the Dark Night
The Other Side
Powerpoint: The Critiques, Risks and Stigmas of Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Critique RANZCP psychedelic therapy clinical memorandum
Therapeutic use of psychedelics
MDMA Threatens Rare Cambodian Tree
Magic mushrooms grow inside man’s bloodstream after he injected ‘psychedelic’ tea
TOPIC: Freedom of consciousness and the psychedelic dimension
– Introduction to human consciousness
– Brief introduction to the history of consciousness
– Arguments for and against freedom of consciousness and cognitive liberty
– The clinical context and why regulation is important
– Shamanic practices (to introduce the use of psychedelics in relation to consciousness)
– Use of psychedelics in relation to Human consciousness
– Use of psychedelics in relation to Human Rights
1. Dimensions of consciousness and the psychedelic state
2. Do psychedelic drug laws violate Human Rights?
Topic: Trauma – reconnecting with self through the psychedelic experience
Hypothesis: The Psychedelic Ayahuasca Heals Traumatic Memories via a Sigma 1 Receptor-Mediated Epigenetic-Mnemonic Process
Childhood physical abuse and emotional neglect are specifically associated with adult mental disorders
Trauma and the psychedelic experience (Powerpoint)
Toward understanding the impact of trauma on the early developing human brain
Topic: Colonialism & Plant Medicine
The rush to integrate psychedelics within western medicine is occurring at rapid-fire.
Simultaneously, the First Nations’ knowledges and traditions embedded within plant medicines are being commodified and profited from.
How do we/ they move towards models that are grounded within consent, reciprocity & inclusion?
The role of Indigenous knowledge in psychedelic science
Decolonization is not a metaphor
Inside the movement to decolonize psychedelic pharma
Topic: Complementing Consciousness: Theory, Practice, and Integration of Altered States of Consciousness
Psychedelics, Meditation, and Self-Consciousness
An Ego-Psychological Theory of Altered States of Consciousness
Holotropic breathwork: New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Self-Exploration