In the MIND Bioblog series, we present personalities who have influenced the development of psychedelic therapy, research, and the culture surrounding the psychedelic experience.

Willy Schweitzer, a former entrepreneur who has not appeared publicly until now, is a partner in the MIND family. …


THE IDEA OF ENHANCING PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PTSD PHARMACOLOGICALLY TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS, INCREASE TOLERABILITY, OR REDUCE DROPOUT IS NOT NEW. HOWEVER, RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS PHARMACOLOGICAL APPROACHES, INCLUDING D-CYCLOSERINE, PROPRANOLOL, AND SSRI AUGMENTATION, HAVE BEEN MIXED AND OVERALL DISAPPOINTING.

Written by Samuli Kangaslampi, PhD, for the MIND Blog.

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is…


In this essay, I speak from a Western Buddhist teacher’s perspective and as a person who has supported psychedelic research in Switzerland. I am not a scientific psychedelic researcher, but have researched psychedelics in rewarding ways in my life. I will only cite one scientific paper — a study with…


The question of whether the “psychedelic trip” is truly needed for the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics has become a matter of heated debate. This fact is best illustrated by two recent opposing publications: one by David Yaden, PhD, from the group of Prof. Roland Griffiths, advocating for the importance of…


Between June and August 2021, we will publish a series of blog posts about the MIND Foundation’s INSIGHT conference. The blog posts describe the defining ideas that drive this biennial meeting in Berlin. The second edition of INSIGHT takes place on Sept 9–12 at the Langenbeck-Virchow Haus in Berlin. It…


“PSYCHEDELICS ARE POLITICALLY PLURIPOTENT: THEY CAN STRENGTHEN ALL SORTS OF POLITICAL MOVEMENTS DEPENDING ON THE POLITICAL ORIENTATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ENVIRONMENT — THE POLITICAL SET AND SETTING.”

Written by Eric Lonergan for the MIND Blog.

Are psychedelics political? Can politics be shaped by psychedelics? Are psychedelics capable of…


THE APPEARANCE, DISAPPEARANCE AND REAPPEARANCE OF “PSYCHEDELIC ART”

“MORE THAN ANY ART MOVEMENT OF OUR TIME, PSYCHEDELIC ART HAS A FUTURE AND POTENTIALS THAT LIE BEYOND ANYONE’S POWER TO ENVISION. […] WE ARE WITNESSING ONLY THE PRIMITIVE BEGINNINGS, BUT ALREADY THE OUTLOOK IS AWESOME”. THE ONLY OBSTACLE SEEMED TO BE THE LAW.

Written by Jos ten Berge, PhD


Between June and August 2021, we will publish a series of blog posts about the MIND Foundation’s INSIGHT conference. The blog posts describe the defining ideas that drive this biennial meeting in Berlin. The second edition of INSIGHT takes place on Sept 9–12 at the Langenbeck-Virchow Haus in Berlin. It…


Between June and August 2021, we will publish a series of blog posts about the MIND Foundation’s INSIGHT conference. The blog posts describe the defining ideas that drive this biennial meeting in Berlin. The second edition of INSIGHT takes place on Sept 9–12 at the Langenbeck-Virchow Haus in Berlin. It…


Between June and August 2021, we will publish a series of blog posts about the MIND Foundation’s INSIGHT conference. The blog posts describe the defining ideas that drive this biennial meeting in Berlin. The second edition of INSIGHT takes place on Sept 9–12 at the Langenbeck-Virchow Haus in Berlin. It…

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