Psychedelic Inquiry: Historical Context and Current Evolution Allison Kane

We are currently experiencing a renaissance in psychedelic research. With the arising of new opportunities to systematically explore these substances, we are called to bring the maturation and evolution of our field to bear.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of psychedelic research history and then explore the ways in which advances in research methodology and transpersonal psychology can illuminate current inquiry. This includes accounting for the three primary phases of the psychedelic experience: preparation, transformation and integration. Together, these elements can comprise an effective model for psychedelic navigation for optimal research and enduring life changes. This evolving model draws upon both cross-cultural indigenous approaches to working with psychedelic plant medicines, as well as the unique contributions of transpersonal psychology.