JAMES FADIMAN PhDTranspersonal Psychologist
James Fadiman PhD, with degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities did psychedelic research in the 60s until it was no longer possible to do so. He had a career running his own management-consulting firm, helped found a commune in New Mexico, and taught in several universities. He co-authored a textbook, now in its 7th edition, a few professional books, a self-help book and a psychedelic novel. He also had a play produced, had a few photography exhibitions and was the co-founder of The Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, now Sofia University. He has been a pioneer in rediscovering the effectiveness of microdoses and how to use media to encourage research. He is writing a book about healthy multiplicity (selves) in us all, is married to a gifted filmmaker, and lives in Menlo Park, California.
CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: HIGH DOSES THEN; MICRODOSES NOW
Just as the US was shutting down psychedelic research and bullying the rest of the world to follow suit, we were developing and deploying a successful protocol for small group guided sessions, using about 100 micrograms of LSD, that enabled senior scientists in disparate fields to successfully solve their previously unsolvable problems. While officially quashed, some portion of the success of Silicon Valley and some aspects of the extreme creativity of the art at Burning Man are among the cultural follow-ons from that project. More recently, my co-researcher and I have helped to jumpstart the safe and effective use of microdoses by cultural creatives to improve and maintain “flow,” expand their pattern recognition capacity and improve their mental and physical health. Now we are following the rapid proliferation of microdosing in companies and universities worldwide. Learn more about the research by checking in at www.microdosingpsychedelics.com