The study of psychedelics spans many disciplines including Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Studies in Ethnography, ethnopharmacology and ethnobotany teach us about the history of the use of psychedelic plants in cultures stretching back thousands of years. The more modern studies in psychiatry and biological sciences teach us how these substances affect the human brain and body. Collectively these disciplines are slowly allowing us to get a picture of how the interaction of culture and biology shape the personal and social effect of psychedelics. These disparate areas of research have come together within the exploration of psycho-spiritual and psycho-social health which are core factors in the medical applications of psychedelics.
Please find overviews and links to specific studies under the links Psychedelic Therapy, Anthropological History, and Local Research to explore the various work done across these disciplines to inform the current view of psychedelics.