Michael Pollan

The Trip Treatment: New Research on the Healing Properties of Psychedelics

~Co-presented and sponsored by Point Reyes Books~

How are we to judge the veracity of the insights gleaned during a psychedelic journey? It’s one thing to conclude that love is all that matters, but quite another to come away from a therapy convinced that “there is another reality” awaiting us after death, as one volunteer put it, or that there is more to the universe—and to consciousness—than a purely materialist world view would have us believe. Is psychedelic therapy simply foisting a comforting delusion on the sick and dying?

So writes author and journalist Michael Pollan in his recent New Yorker article, “The Trip Treatment.” Join TNS Host Michael Lerner for a conversation with Michael Pollan about his research and thoughts—on the subject of new research on the healing properties of psychedelics, among others. Read Michael Pollan’s letter about his New Yorker article.

Photo: Ken Light. Illustration: Stephan Doyle. 

The Trip Treatment: New Research on the Healing Properties of Psychedelics