Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.
Promises of psychedelic science include the opportunity to transform consciousness itself, to creatively generate new solutions to old problems, and to elicit deep healing through self-reflection. In Western psychedelic science and culture, there is a tendency to believe we are on the precipice of healing the world, transcending our traumas and our harmful conditioning, about to discover and unleash the answer to suffering itself. However, current psychedelic science is driven by a Western medicalized framework, and thus reflects all of the same limitations. The lack of cultural humility that pervades so much of Western science is just as prevalent in psychedelic science… continue reading.