At the MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference 2010 with experiential journalist Rak Razam, interviewing Rick Doblin, Ralph Metzner, Alex & Allyson Grey, Stan Grof, Charles Grob, Mountain Girl, Alexander "Sasha Shulgin" and Nick Sand.
Ep. 0 - Introduction
An introductory note by NEW MAPS OF HYPERSPACE host Rak Razam reporting from the MAPS conference - Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century.
Ep. 1 - Rick Doblin interview
Rick Doblin talks about the almost 25-year history of MAPS, the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, the "end of the beginning of the Psychedelic Renaissance" and why Western culture is now ready for the psychedelic experience and a global spirituality.
Ep. 2 - Ralph Metzner interview
At the MAPS conference Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, Rak Razam interviews Ralph Metzner about the PTSD-MDMA tests MAPS is sponsoring and the possibility of psychedelics as a soma for the masses; his history with Tim Leary and the Harvard years and the need to move drugs out of law enforcement and back into public health system.
Ep. 3 - Alex Allyson Grey interview
Alex and Allison Grey talk about the entheogenic origins of art and the mystic state of religion; the spiritual renaissance catalyzed by entheogens and a hunger for the transcendent; the mapping of hyperspace by a generation of new psychedelic artists, and COSM - the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and the Grey's mission to create a permanent home for visionary art...
Ep. 4 - Nicholas Sands interview
Nick Sand, famed LSD chemist who developed "Orange Sunshine" tells of his part in the acid movement of the sixties and beyond in a sizzling conversation...
Ep. 5 - Charles Grob interview
Charles Grob outlines some of his landmark studies with entheogenic medicine, including the ayahuasca research of the early 1990s on serotonin-platelet rejuvenation after regular ayahuasca usage and the current cultural uptake.
Ep.6 - Shulgin interview
In perhaps his last public interview, Sasha Shulgin shares his thoughts on the future of psychedelics and the repositioning of 'drugs' in culture; the thrill of the chase in exploring virginal molecular landscapes and bringing back chemical maps... and the revelation of the most potent drug there is...
Ep. 7 - Mountain Girl interview
Carolyn (Adams) Garcia, aka Mountain Girl tells of her time in the boys club of the Merry Pranksters, hanging with Neal Cassady and Ken Kesey, and the gender politics of being the only girl with a motorbike for a thousand miles around La Honda in the early 60s...
Ep. 8 - Stanislav Grof interview
Stan Grof divulges his personal history in the psychedelic scene of the 1950s; psychedelic therapy, his LSD research in America and his disappointment at the discarding of years of scientific data; his subsequent founding of holotropic breathwork and its ability to alter consciousness; and his thoughts on the current wave of psychedelic research...