KEEP LISTENING
Subscribe now to get all full episodes of Making Sense and The Best Of.
Keep Listening
Back

#242 - Psychedelics and the Self

A Conversation with James Fadiman

March 23, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with James Fadiman about the psychedelic experience. They discuss who should and shouldn’t take psychedelics, set and setting, the role of a guide, the effects of microdosing, the difference between MDMA and true psychedelics, “good” and “bad” trips, the power of thought, the fiction of a unified self, changing states of self, compassion, and other topics.

James Fadiman, Ph.D., has been exploring psychedelics since 1961 and the effect of microdosing since 2010. As well as holding consulting, training, counseling and editorial jobs, he has taught in psychology and design engineering at San Francisco State, Brandeis, and Stanford. His most recent books are The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide and Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are (with Jordan Gruber).

Website:  https://www.jamesfadiman.com

microdosingpsychedelics.com

Twitter: @Jfadiman

Subscribe to the Making Sense Podcast

The Making Sense podcast is ad-free and relies entirely on listener support. If you find it valuable, please consider subscribing through this website.

Start SubscribingPayment methods