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December 9, 2013

Ask Rick Doblin Anything: How To Experience Psychedelics?

By: Andrew Sullivan

The Dish

The Dish asks MAPS Founder Rick Doblin the second in a series of reader-submitted questions about psychedelics. Doblin speaks about the unconscious mind as the guide for psychedelic experiences and emphasizes the importance of having someone nearby to provide a sense of safety.

Watch Part 1 of this video series here.

Originally appearing here.

In our second video from MAPS founder Rick Doblin, he explains how patients should primarily guide themselves through a psychedelic experience, rather than rely too much on someone else (though it is important to have a sober sitter present to protect the person from the outside world). Doblin also shares an illuminating story about an Israeli who suffered PTSD after witnessing 10 people killed in a terrorist bombing.

Watch Part 1 of this video series here.

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