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Iboga / Ibogaine resources

Ibogaine. “PubChem is an open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). … Since the launch in 2004, PubChem has become a key chemical information resource for scientists, students, and the general public. … PubChem mostly contains small molecules, but also larger molecules such as nucleotides, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, and chemically-modified macromolecules. We collect information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, toxicity data, and many others.”

Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance: Clinical Guidelines for Ibogaine-Assisted Detoxification. “It is our hope that the information presented herein will prove useful for medical professionals who wish to understand current clinical practices; in the development of protocols for clinical trials; and to policy makers who wish to review potential avenues for effective regulation of ibogaine-assisted detox as a prescription medicine. Finally, we hope that it will eventually lead to the development of comprehensive minimum standards of care in the future.”

The Ibogaine Dossier. “The Ibogaine Dossier is an extensive library dedicated to providing information on ibogaine, an experimental antiaddictive medication.”

MyEboga. “Lee Albert is the author of Amazing Grace (2004) which details his lifelong journey to heal from childhood trauma. Along the way he encountered iboga and in a spirit of service decided to apply his scientific training to delivering unbiased and easily accessible information for those seeking its benefits.”

Puzzlepiece.org. Dr. Chris Jenks’s gold mine of hard-to-find information on iboga-related topics from conferences and forums to an archive of downloadable research papers. See the link titled “Ibogaine Bibliography.”

MindVox: Ibogaine. “MindVox has a large collection of ibogaine-related resources available online. It also hosts the world’s largest and oldest ibogaine community.”

Third Wave: The Ultimate Guide to Ibogaine. “Third Wave’s mission is to share trusted, research-based content that helps you feel safe, supported, and empowered as you follow your path towards personal transformation. Our vision is to help co-create a global movement that embraces psychedelic use as a way to heal ourselves and our world.”

Reality Sandwich: Ibogaine Guide. “…Is a free public education platform with over 10 thousand pieces of content, serving up psychedelic guides, news, and culture; … On our site, you will find useful information about the world of psychedelics including research, culture, news and how psychedelics have the potential to help people live happier lives.”

Philosophy and/of psychedelics

If you know of other philosophers that specialize in psychedelics (note: alive), please contact me on Twitter/Linked/email so I can add them to the list.

Chris Letheby. “Dr. Chris Letheby is a philosopher working on issues related to the therapeutic and transformative potential of classic psychedelic drugs. His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Adelaide, presented the first systematic analysis of psychedelic experience within the framework of 21st century philosophy of cognitive science.”

Raphaël Millière. “My philosophical interests lie mainly within the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science. My doctoral research focused on the notion of self-consciousness. In my dissertation, I defended a pluralist account of self-consciousness, according to which there are several ways in which one can be conscious of oneself as oneself.”

Benny Shanon. Known for his 2002 book Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience and his speculative Biblical Entheogen Hypothesis.

Peter Sjöstedt-H. “Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher of mind who specializes in the thought of Whitehead and Nietzsche, and in fields pertaining to panpsychism and altered states of sentience. Following his degree in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick, he became a Philosophy lecturer in London for six years and after which he pursued his PhD (on ‘Pansentient Monism’, examined by Galen Strawson and Joel Krueger) at The University of Exeter – where he is now a research fellow and associate lecturer.”

Open Online Courses in Philosophy: Introduction to Phenomenology. This short online course from KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) is a good primer for those interested in philosophical phenomenology.

The Research Ready: Phenomenology Program. The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching from Grand Canyon University offers practical insights into applied phenomenology methods.

Max van Manen. “This site provides public access to articles, monographs, and other materials discussing and exemplifying phenomenological research” in addition to Van Manen’s unique hermeneutic and poetizing phenomenological application to human science research.

Micro-phenomenology. “Micro-phenomenology is a new scientific discipline that enables us to explore our lived experience very finely: e.g. what’s happening when an idea comes to us? … Recent research shows that we can learn to describe our experience very accurately and reliably, and discover its ordinarily inaccessible dimensions, through appropriate methods. … Micro-phenomenology was born out of the idea, advocated by the neurobiologist Francisco Varela in the context of his ‘neurophenomenological’ program, that to understand the functioning of the mind, science cannot rely solely on the study of cerebral activity, but has to create a rigorous method to study human experience.”

Conferences of interest

Philosophy of Psychedelics. “In recent years a resurgence of studies into psychedelic experience has arisen in the cognitive sciences to such an extent as to become known as The Psychedelic Renaissance. The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet to be mapped.”

PsyTech Summit. “We are dedicated to driving psychedelics forward, by building a robust and all-encompassing community and directly advancing promising ventures in psychedelics.”

Other

Psychedelic Science Review. “We discuss scientific research and knowledge about psychedelics, from chemistry to psychology. Our science writers break down complex topics, offering context and connecting important concepts in the literature to familiar examples.”

Zendo Project. Free downloadable manuals on Harm Reduction Training, Psychedelic Support, and Psychedelic Guide. See also their Resources page with links to many helpful organizations. “Harm reduction trainings provide education on how to work with challenging experiences and create a platform for honest and responsible conversations about substance use. Our intention is to create public awareness around the potential risks of drug use and to reduce these risks by providing tools and information.”

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