Are Psychedelics Useful in the Practice of Buddhism?

  title={Are Psychedelics Useful in the Practice of Buddhism?},
  author={Myron J. Stolaroff},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={60 - 80}
  • M. Stolaroff
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
In the fall of 1996 issue of the Buddhist magazine Tricycle, various teachers of Buddhist meditation practice commented on the value of psychedelic experiences, with opinions of them ranging from helpful to harmful. Here, the author hopes to explain these conflicting viewpoints by describing important aspects of employing psychedelics that must be taken into account for effective results. These embrace proper methodology, which includes set and setting, dose levels, appropriate substances… 
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