The Foundation to Psychedelic Pharmacology course is a comprehensive and accelerated educational program designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the world of psychedelic science. Developed by an experienced academician dedicated to researching and studying psychedelics, this course brings together a wealth of information that would otherwise take much longer to obtain. With the psychedelic research field rapidly expanding, this course aims to equip professionals and individuals with the necessary foundation to safely and effectively harness the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances while avoiding past mistakes.
Covering a wide range of topics, the course modules delve into the fundamental principles of pharmacodynamics and receptor theory, pharmacokinetics and ADME, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology of monoamines, serotonin, glutamate, GABA, opioids, as well as the specific pharmacology of phenethylamines and tryptamines. Learners will also explore the fascinating field of psychedelic neuroscience, including the impact of psychedelic substances on the default mode network and current neuroscientific models of drug action. With three knowledge assessments comprising over 50 questions, learners can test their retention and understanding of the course materials.
Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.