April 12th, 2010
Deciding to create an ad for absolutely nothing, along with a website to go along with that ad, they were able to buy space for $100 in the wee hours of the morning during repeats of The Glenn Beck Show. And they got over 1,000 people to go to this completely made-up website that was about absolutely nothing. Sure, the only people that went to the website were polishing their gun in their underwear at 3 in the morning, but they went!
The study, which took place from 2001 to 2005, and was published in 2006 in the journal Psychopharmacology with a follow-up in 2008 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, made news around the globe and was greeted by nearly unanimous praise by both the scientific community and the mainstream press. Flying in the face of both government policy and conventional wisdom, its conclusion -- that psychedelic drugs offer the potential for profound, transformative, and long-lasting positive changes in properly prepared individuals -- may herald a revival in the study of altered states of consciousness.
I was curious about what a conference dedicated to entheogens might be like, and curious about the people who would attend such a conference, so I accepted the invitation to speak. It was as I was preparing my presentation for the illuminati of the psychedelic world that I realized what a profound, and positive impact my psychedelic experiences had had on my life, and in particular, on my sex life. In an aha! moment, it became clear that psychedelics had been perhaps my greatest sex educator.