The Science of Psychedelics with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is an engaging online course offered by the Idler Academy that dives deep into the world of psychedelics. Students will explore the scientific basis behind substances like LSD and magic mushrooms, guided by the expertise of Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, (then) Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. This course aims to comprehensively understand the history, effects, and potential therapeutic applications of these fascinating substances.
Throughout six lessons, Dr. Carhart-Harris will cover various topics, beginning with the basic pharmacology of psychedelics and progressing through the history of psychedelic science, brain imaging techniques, and first-hand accounts of psychedelic trips. The course will also delve into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in treating depression and other conditions and the contemporary debate surrounding legalization.
The Science of Psychedelics online course provides a multimedia learning experience, offering students video lessons, audio recordings, printable notes with additional resources, and access to an exclusive course forum for discussion and interaction with fellow students and the tutor.
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.