The Psychedelic RenaissancewithAmanda Feilding

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Amanda Feilding is the founder and director of the Beckley Foundation. She has been called “The Queen of Consciousness,” “The First Lady of LSD,” “The Spiritual Godmother of a large and important field of medicine,” and “The Countess of Psychedelic Science.” She has coauthored over fifty scientific papers on the properties of entheogens. Her website is

Here, she describes her interest in psychedelics going back to 1965. She became involved with a Dutch scientist, Bart Huges, who developed the hypothesis that LSD produced greater blood flow in the brain. The same hypothesis also led to an interest in the ancient practice trepanation. The Beckley Foundation is currently active in collaborating with scientific organizations around the world to explore the properties and therapeutic benefits of entheogens.

(Recorded on November 29, 2022)

Published on January 4, 2023


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