Institutions in Psilocybin research
“The Beckley Foundation is a UK-based think-tank and NGO founded and directed by Amanda Feilding. Its purpose is to pioneer psychedelic research and drive evidence-based drug policy reform. “
“The Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial focuses on two main research areas: The action of psychedelic drugs in the brain. Their clinical utility, e.g. as aides to psychotherapy, with a particular focus on depression. The group is lead by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris. “
Designs, reviews, and funds the leading studies on psilocybin at prominent research institutions in the US and Europe.
“MAPS is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.”
With 10 completed studies on psilocybin with 10 more on the way. Find a list of all ongoing an completed studies here
“Usona Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research organization dedicated to supporting and conducting pre-clinical and clinical research to further the understanding of the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and other consciousness-expanding medicines. Our focus is on alleviating depression in people for whom current medical treatments fall short in offering relief and a better quality of life.”
is a non-profit educational organization that provides information about psychoactive plants and chemicals as well as activities and technologies that can produce altered states of consciousness.
Literature on Psilocybin and Microdosing
The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman Ph.D.
A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences
by Michael Pollan
Author, journalist, activist, and the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University.
Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use,
• Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide
• Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving
by James Fadiman
Rosalind Watts: Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression?
Robin Carhart-Harris talks about his findings in brain imaging studies of psychedelics, as well as the crippling effect of depression on the world. Check 11:30 for a graph representing the magnitude of effects of psylocybin on treatment resistant depression.