How do psychedelics open the doorways of our perceptions? Historian and researcher Tom Hatsis shares his study of psychedelic medicine and how it has been used over human history. From psilocybin mushrooms to the development of LSD, Hatsis reveals how the use of these substances can help people wake up their intuitive insights and new spiritual understanding. He describes how the psychedelic state of mind has been shown to enhance communication from person to person, as well as open communion with the divine. Can society learn how to use these medicines to wisely transform our understanding of self?
Tom Hatsis is the author of the book LSD the Wonder Child: The Golden Age of Psychedelic Research in the 1950s. He has also appeared in the Gaia Original series Psychedelica. His previous interview on Beyond Belief is titled Psychedelics Sacred History.