As presentated at the
This talk from the 2008 World Psychedelic forum is given by Dr. Michael Winkleman entitled 'psychedelic medicine'. Michael talks about the possible role of psychedelics in human evolution, psychedelics as psycho-integrators, serotonin as a neuro-modulator, bringing together levels of the brain and bringing unconsciousness into consciousness, the legal status of ayahuasca and peyote in the US, ayahuasca churches and tourism, native American's use of peyote, drug fatalities, psychedelics for treatment of substance abuse problems, medical assessments of psychedelics, treatment of cluster headaches, the moral imperative of psychedelic research, treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and the prevalence of PTSD and suicide in the US army, the psychedelic afterglow, treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, treatment of anxiety in terminal cancer patients, the efficacy of alcoholics anonymous compared to psychedelics, ibogaine and its discovery by addicts, ketamine and its similarity to psychedelics, therapeutic use of peyote, alcoholism among native Americans, peyote as a de-semanticizing agent, the importance of sexual abstinence and fasting prior to entheogen use, and different approaches to the employment of psychedelics in therapeutic settings.
Dr. Michael Winkelman's HOMEPAGE
- Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments. Michael Winkelman and Thomas Roberts, eds. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood/Praeger. 2007
- American Ethnic History. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendal Hunt Pub. 2006
- Culture and Health Applying Medical Anthropology. Boston: McGraw Hill Custom Publications. 2005
- Pilgrimages and Healing. Jill Dubisch and Michael Winkelman, eds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2005
- Cultural Awareness, Sensitivity and Competence. Eddie Bowers, Peosta Iowa. 2005
- Divination and Healing: Potent Vision. Michael Winkelman and Philip Peek, eds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2004
- Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing. Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 2000
- Ethnic Sensitivity in Social Work. Dubuque, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Pub. 1999
- Sacred Plants, Consciousness and Healing Yearbook of Cross-cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy.
Michael Winkelman and Walter Andritzky, eds. Berlin: Verlag. 1996
- Shamans, Priests and Witches: A Cross-Cultural Study of Magico-Religious Practitioners. (Anthropological Research Papers, No. 44.) Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona State University, 1992.