Thursday, September 22, 2022
The Pioneers of Psychedelics: How They Changed the World
The Pioneers of Psychedelics: How They Changed the World Psychedelics have been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for healing and spiritual purposes. In the mid-20th century, Western scientists began to research the therapeutic potential of these substances, and what they found was astonishing. LSD, psilocybin, and other psychedelics were shown to be highly effective in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions, including addiction, depression, and anxiety. Despite this promising research, the use of psychedelics was banned in the 1960s due to their perceived dangers. However, a small group of brave individuals continued to manufacture and distribute these substances illicitly, risking imprisonment in order to help others heal. Here's the story of how these pioneers changed the world.