The Scientist and the Shaman: My Egoic Mind

A shaman consumes a psychedelic mushroom and visits the spirit world. Meanwhile, a scientist studies the effects of psilocybin on depression and conceptions of self. In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss the common ground shared by these disciplines in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

The Scientist and the Shaman: My Egoic Mind

Image Caption: 12th April 1973: An insomniac is lulled into sleep through watching the flowing hypnotic movements in a giant light-box above the bed. (Photo by F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: neruoscience, psilocybin, LSD, biology, myth, drugs, Research