Amanda Feilding set up the Beckley Foundation with a passionate desire to understand the mechanisms underlying consciousness and its changing states, and to explore ways of harnessing the healing potential of these compounds. Fascinated by their capacity to initiate mystical states of consciousness and heighten creativity, Amanda Feilding quickly recognised their transformative and therapeutic power.
Although spirituality is almost as taboo as psychedelics themselves in the scientific community, one of the Beckley Foundation’s goals is to explore in depth the link between the two – knowledge which could be key to fully harnessing their transformative and healing potential.
What is the impact of spirituality on mental health and wellbeing?
Is there a role for spirituality in mental health care?
What happens to the brain during spiritual experiences?
Psychedelics and the mystical experience
A role for psychedelics in spiritual development?
Is a spiritual breakthrough at the root of long-term positive effects of psychedelics?
How important is the mystical experience for the long-term benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy?
Might providing a spiritual framework to psychedelic-assisted therapy lead to better long-term therapeutic outcomes?
How does spirituality influence the psychedelic experience?
Meditation and psychedelic experience
Psilocybin for Depression
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