The great psychologist and psychedelic therapist Stanislav Grof described psychedelics as a “non-specific amplifier” of consciousness, meaning that they made everything more intense, both positive and negative experiences.

If the pandemic crisis has acted like a non specific amplifier of many of the existing issues with society and culture, and we are now all in an altered state together, how can we best navigate it?

Erik Davis is a historian of psychedelic culture, and in this conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller he looks at what can be learnt from the pioneers of the past, such as Terence McKenna, Philip K. Dick and Robert Anton Wilson.

He is the creator of the site Technosis, and the author of many books including “High Weirdness”:

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