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The official U.S. Government website has flexible searching options. For example, you can enter MDMA or psilocybin in the “Other terms” section. 

Michael Pollan’s psychedelic resource page

Thank you Michael for all you do. Below is a copy of his useful links. He also has valuable lists of Forums and regional Psychedelic Societies on this webpage.  

Useful Links


The Beckley Foundation – British organization supporting research into psychedelics and advocating internationally for the reform of drug laws.

Chacruna – Writings on psychedelic plant medicine and science, culture and spirituality.


The California Institute for Integral Studies Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research – Information on CIIS’s psychedelic research and training program for psychedelic guides/therapists.


DanceSafe Drug Checking – This harm reduction organization can test drugs to make sure that they are adulterant free and also sells drug-checking kits.– DrugsData is an independent anonymous laboratory analysis and drug checking program, utilizing modern analytical equipment, at low cost. 

Entheogenic Research Integration and Education (ERIE) – A San Francisco-based meetup group that reviews and conducts research on entheogens, develops methods for integrating experiences with entheogens and provides a forum for discussion.


Erowid – A trove of more than 60,000 pages of information about psychoactive drugs, plants, chemicals, and technologies.


Fungi Perfecti – Paul Stamets’s company offering gourmet and medicinal mushroom products and supplies.


Heffter Research Institute -A nonprofit dedicated to supporting research into psychedelic compounds.


International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS) – A site offering support and integration services, information on iboga and ayahuasca, and scientific and legal information.


Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research A major center studying the use of psychedelics in controlled settings for healing issues such as addiction, depression and anxiety.


KRIYA Institute – Devoted to the use of ketamine in psychiatry and psychotherapy, the institute offers therapeutic ketamine services and trainings as well as the KRIYA Conference, an international gathering for ketamine clinicians and researchers


Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) –   A research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. They now have an FDA-approved Phase 3 trial for PTSD using MDMA with psychotherapy.


MAPS Psychedelic Integration List - A long list of therapists that can help people process past psychedelic experiences.

The Microdose - A weekly newsletter about psychedelics by the U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Psychedelic Seminars – A live and online event series featuring leaders in the psychedelic community. – Provides resources and information about therapists that have worked with psychedelics in clinical trials or are experienced in helping people integrate or process their own psychedelic experiences.


Psychedelic Times – News, research, and happenings around the study of psychedelics as tools of healing, recovery, and therapy.


Psychedelics Today  – A weekly podcast on all things psychedelic.


PsychonautWiki  – A site documenting drug and non-drug methods for expanding consciousness.


Students for Sensible Drug Policy – An international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs.


The Third Wave – A site providing clear, well-referenced information about psychedelics to the general public – Psychedelic education resources


UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics - The BCSP community includes scholars, educators, researchers, journalists, and other professionals, all devoted to promoting health and well-being for all through culturally informed psychedelic research and accessible, accurate, and reliable public education.

The Usona Institute – A medical research organization supporting psychedelic research and the FDA registration of psilocybin and 5-MeO-DMT therapy.


Women’s Visionary Council – Educational organization that organizes gatherings examining “heightened states of awareness” including the Women’s Visionary Congress.


Zendo Project – A psychedelic harm reduction project that aims to “transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities ” at festivals and elsewhere.

Some Suggested Books


There are many excellent books on psychedelics/entheogens, as well as on childhood trauma, PTSD, addiction, depression and anxiety. Below is a very short list of some of my favorites. Most of these books have extensive bibliographies. 


Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: Search for the True Self


Anne Other, Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us From Trauma and PTSD

Carolyn Myss, Anatomy of Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing


Françoise Bourzat, Consciousness Medicine


Gabor Maté, In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts


Jack Kornfield, The Wise Heart

James Baraz, Awakening Joy


James Fadiman, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide


Jay Earley, Self-Therapy

Martin Prechtel, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise

Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind

Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Stanislav Grof, LSD: Doorway to the Numinous

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