Reason and Magic http://geoffgilpin.com Where skeptics and believers find common ground Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:59:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Important new studies on psilocybin therapy for cancer patients http://geoffgilpin.com/important-new-studies-psilocybin-therapy-cancer-patients/ http://geoffgilpin.com/important-new-studies-psilocybin-therapy-cancer-patients/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:59:22 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1258 Two research studies from Johns Hopkins and New York University show that psilocybin is an effective therapy for depression and anxiety in cancer patients. These studies are a huge step toward legalization of psilocybin as a prescription medicine. From the New York Times article: About 80 percent of cancer patients showed clinically significant reductions in both […]

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Psychedelic Science 2017 http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelic-science-2017/ http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelic-science-2017/#respond Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:22:23 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1227 I hope you’ll join me and the rest of the psychedelic community at the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland next April. I attended the previous conference in 2013 and I was deeply impressed. This is a great group of fascinating people doing incredibly important work. Plus, it’s lots of fun. Early bird tickets are available […]

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“Greetings from Utopia Park” tells the truth http://geoffgilpin.com/greetings-utopia-park-tells-truth/ http://geoffgilpin.com/greetings-utopia-park-tells-truth/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:36:58 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1197 Most of the people I knew in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement were ex-hippies who had a conversion experience in young adulthood and ran off to join a charismatic guru. Not Claire Hoffman, author of Greetings From Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood. She never met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian spiritual leader who popularized […]

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“Psychedelics: A New Understanding” panel discussion audio http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelics-new-understanding-panel-discussion-audio/ http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelics-new-understanding-panel-discussion-audio/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:34:26 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1175 For those of you who weren’t able to attend “Psychedelics: A New Understanding,” here’s an audio file of the panel discussion with myself and two other volunteers from the UW psilocybin study, Mazdak Bradberry and Diane Pasley. Our guide Dan Muller makes an appearance during the Q&A at the end. Please note that the audio […]

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The Badger Herald covers UW psilocybin study http://geoffgilpin.com/badger-herald-magic-mushrooms-study-challenges-stereotypes-psychedelic-drug-use/ http://geoffgilpin.com/badger-herald-magic-mushrooms-study-challenges-stereotypes-psychedelic-drug-use/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:16:50 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1163 The Badger Herald has a feature article about the UW psilocybin study. “‘Magic mushrooms’ study challenges stereotypes of psychedelic drug use” quotes me, fellow volunteers Mazdak Bradberry and Diane Pasley, and our guide Dan Muller. Geoff Gilpin, an area author, said this study changed everything for him. “It’s like going through a door,” he said. “You can’t go […]

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Psychedelics: A New Understanding http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelics-new-understanding/ http://geoffgilpin.com/psychedelics-new-understanding/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:29:55 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1152 The post Psychedelics: A New Understanding appeared first on Reason and Magic.

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Meditation, Psychedelics, and the Hall of Maya (Part 1) http://geoffgilpin.com/meditation-psychedelics-hall-maya-part-1/ http://geoffgilpin.com/meditation-psychedelics-hall-maya-part-1/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:10:15 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1149 Meditation and psychedelics are the most powerful tools I know for busting out of ignorance. Both have a unique ability to dissolve boundaries and open up our perspective on ourselves and the world. Both offer hope to people trapped in fear, depression, or self-destructive behaviors. Nobody really knows why meditation and psychedelics work so well. […]

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Psilocybin documentary in Madison http://geoffgilpin.com/psilocybin-documentary-in-madison/ http://geoffgilpin.com/psilocybin-documentary-in-madison/#respond Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:31:31 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1135   You’re invited to the Madison premiere of A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin. From the press release: The compelling and touching story explores cutting edge research that uses the psychoactive compound found in ‘magic mushrooms’ to dramatically reduce anxiety of death in terminally ill cancer patients. Over the past decade, government-sanctioned, human psychedelic […]

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Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium poster http://geoffgilpin.com/driftless-psychedelic-therapy-symposium-poster/ http://geoffgilpin.com/driftless-psychedelic-therapy-symposium-poster/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:05:59 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1106 The post Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium poster appeared first on Reason and Magic.

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Reset.me covers UW psilocybin study http://geoffgilpin.com/reset-me-covers-uw-psilocybin-study/ http://geoffgilpin.com/reset-me-covers-uw-psilocybin-study/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2015 02:08:13 +0000 http://geoffgilpin.com/?p=1101 The popular alternative health site reset.me has an article on the UW psilocybin study. In “Wisconsin Study Looks At How We Metabolize Psilocybin,” writer Aaron Kase quotes my interview in the WI State Journal.

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