The English Countess Revolutionizing Psychedelic Drugs Research
An emerging body of scientific evidence suggests that recreational drugs like magic mushrooms could treat mental illness. And we have Amanda Feilding, a hippie aristocrat turned drug reformer, to thank for it.
The UK Has Banned Drugs That Don’t Even Exist Yet
Scientists and policy experts have raised concerns about the UK government’s broad ban on “psychoactive substances.”
For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD
The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.
I Drilled a Hole in My Own Skull to Stay High Forever
Joe Mellen is a 76-year-old former beatnik who turned on, tuned in, dropped out, and used an electric drill to make a hole in his skull.
Madness Stones to New Age Medicine: A History of Drilling Holes in Our Heads
How the oldest surgical procedure in the world has evolved over the centuries.
An Interview with the Woman Who Drilled a Hole in Her Head to Open Up Her Mind
Amanda Feilding claims trepanation might make us happier, healthier, and maybe help people at risk for Alzheimer's. She's not only an expert, she conducted the operation on herself to see what was what.