Psychedelics in a Healthy Society, with Danny Miller | AMP #71
Danny Miller is the founder of the Psychedelics Society of Brooklyn. He has received press from Vice, Washington Post, and Newsweek surrounding an LSD experience that helped him to quit smoking.
I just listened to this episode with Danny and really enjoyed the conversation. Having done psilocybin only a couple times in college makes me novice at best with regard to understanding their full potential. It seems to me that using psychedelic interventions as medicine should be guided by a person with understanding. I like the idea of a therapist or guide because the experience is generally intense. Using the minimum effect dose for this, like you mentioned, can reduce the intensity but may not provide an experience significant enough to produce the desired effect. (A side: James Fadiman Ph.D. was on the Tim Ferriss Podcast and talked about his experience micro-dosing LSD.) I know there are places you can go to find these experiencing but they are currently underground and illegal. Finding a way to enlighten people of the true nature of plant medicine is an important mission that I believe will happen. So many of the chronic diseases we, as a society face, are a product of shitty behavior and thought patterns. I believe people want to change but they are attached to the way things are or have been.
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius