HEFFTER BLOG

The California Institute of Integral Studies is offering a training program for medical professionals with an interest in psychedelic research and therapy. The program, which begins in the Spring of 2016, involves 180 hours of academic training with prominent faculty, many of whom are affiliated...

The New Yorker magazine offers a detailed and insightful examination of Erowid, the online clearing house for information about psychoactive substances. Writer Emily Witt visits the rural California home of Earth and Fire Erowid, the couple behind the hugely successful web site that attracts a...

In “The Psychedelic Dante,” an article in the February 6, 2015 issue of The American Conservative, writer Rod Dreher discovers parallels between the psychedelic experience and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Dreher begins by noting significant results in current psychedelic science with references to Heffter-supported research by Roland...

An article by Heffter researcher Matthew Johnson and his colleagues is bringing international media attention to the promise of psychedelic therapy. “Psychedelic Medicine: A Reemerging Therapeutic Paradigm,” published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reviews the use of psychedelics for treating serious disorders including anxiety, addiction,...

Blogger Andrew Penn continues his series on psychedelics with an entry about the challenges that face mental health professionals who study and work with these substances. In “Psychedelics: What to Tell Patients Today,” Penn discusses the problem of explaining psychedelic therapy to patients who may be...