• Ray Christian

PODCAST #009 Jim Fadiman interview: the experience of transcendence

We talk with Dr. James Fadiman — independent researcher, psychologist, and author of the Psychedelic Explorer's Guide. We discuss personal transcendent experiences, how often to macrodose, and the guide debate.


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Highlights

— THE NUGGET: the DEA is being sued for legalization of plant medicine (0:35)

— THE NOODLE: Preventive care psychedelics for healthy people (1:27)

— Thank you, Jim (2:14)

— What 2021 Jim would say to 1966 Jim (3:22)

— The "George Bush Mission Accomplished" moment for psychedelics (5:06)

— What does society look like with ubiquitous plant medicine (7:41)

— Jim and Ray's profound experiences on high dose sessions (9:19)

— When you return from transcendence (12:12)

— When you understand time and the true nature of reality (14:08)

— How he discovered the Fadiman Microdosing Protocol (16:09)

— How often to engage larger doses (18:07)

— Does everyone need a guide for bigger doses? (21:43)

— Integrating with your internal personas (25:58)

— SOUL SEARCH: the psychedelic Mt. Rushmore, alien invasions, psychedelic effects in the bedroom, and the meaning of life (28:14)

— SLAP and a CLAP: Compass Pathways & Fireside Project (31:56)



Dr. Jim Fadiman

James Fadiman, PhD, holds degrees from Harvard and Stanford, and wrote his dissertation about LSD-assisted therapy.


As well as holding consulting, training, counseling and editorial jobs, he has taught psychology and design engineering at San Francisco State, Brandeis, and Stanford and, for three decades, taught Sufism and other classes at Sophia University that he co-founded.


He has published textbooks, professional books, a self-help book, a novel, a produced play and videos including: "Drugs: the children are choosing" for National Public Television.


He was featured in a National Geographic documentary and had three solo shows of his nature photography. He has been involved in researching microdosing psychedelics since 2010.


In addition to the "Psychedelic Explorer's Guide," he most recently wrote Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are (with Jordan Gruber).


Find Jim here:

https://www.jamesfadiman.com/



See the inspiration behind the Psychedelic Diaries here.