Meditating on Psychedelics

Psychedelics were one of the primary reasons so many Boomer-era hippies went East in search of enlightenment.  They helped bring Buddhism to the West.  Over four decades later they remain a taboo subject, illegal virtually everywhere in the world.   As a result the tantalizing relationship between psychedelic use, particularly in a shamanic/spiritual context, and Buddhist meditation has remained under-explored.  The intention of this series is to gain a deeper understanding of the relative merits and dangers of the mixing Buddhist contemplative practice and ritualized psychedelic use.

Vincent Horn