Ask Rick Doblin Anything: How To Experience Psychedelics?
By: Andrew Sullivan
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.
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.