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#511: Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, The Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, Excellent Problems to Solve, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show

29 Apr 2021

1hr 52mins

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#511: Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, The Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, Excellent Problems to Solve, and More

29 Apr 2021

1hr 52mins

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Quote

"Simply because you take drugs does not mean you are an expert on them. In fact, there seems to be an inverse relationship between drug consumption and drug knowledge: more of the former results in less of the latter"

Ideas

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It's a very widespread idea that if you have personal experience with a psychoactive drug, this biases you in such a way that the research that you do is not trustworthy.
But this is something that we don't evenly apply to other disciplines. No one would ever say that a sports commentator is biased because they were previously an athlete.

Part of the reason behind this is because through these experiences, you're experiencing joy or euphoria, which people object to. If the self experimentation you were engaging with caused pain, not as many people would care or complain, because pain is dignified, it signifies that you're working hard and self sacrificing.

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It's a very widespread idea that if you have personal experience with a psychoactive drug, this biases you in such a way that the research that you do is not trustworthy.
But this is something that we don't evenly apply to other disciplines. No one would ever say that a sports commentator is biased because they were previously an athlete.

Part of the reason behind this is because through these experiences, you're experiencing joy or euphoria, which people object to. If the self experimentation you were engaging with caused pain, not as many people would care or complain, because pain is dignified, it signifies that you're working hard and self sacrificing.

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There's a big difference between long-term and short-term strategies when it comes to being part of a marginalised sub-culture.
The short term strategy is to be dishonest and hide, to lie about who you are and what you care about, because if the dominant culture tells you it's wrong, or illegal, you protect yourself.

But this only protects you.

What if you have children who feel the same way?

If you want to create a cultural change, you have to be open about who you are and what you care about, even if it means going against the dominant culture.

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There's a big difference between long-term and short-term strategies when it comes to being part of a marginalised sub-culture.
The short term strategy is to be dishonest and hide, to lie about who you are and what you care about, because if the dominant culture tells you it's wrong, or illegal, you protect yourself.

But this only protects you.

What if you have children who feel the same way?

If you want to create a cultural change, you have to be open about who you are and what you care about, even if it means going against the dominant culture.

3

The way someone ends their life can have a tremendous impact on their family.
If they have peace with their own mortality at the end of their life, that can relieve a lot of the trauma for those that lost their loved one.

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The way someone ends their life can have a tremendous impact on their family.
If they have peace with their own mortality at the end of their life, that can relieve a lot of the trauma for those that lost their loved one.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you should stand up for that might go against the majority of society?

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Can you think of something that you should stand up for that might go against the majority of society?

What else is in the episode

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What worries Hamilton about the acceleration in research of psychedelics.

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What worries Hamilton about the acceleration in research of psychedelics.

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Iboga, the Sonoran Desert toad & other natural psychedelics

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Iboga, the Sonoran Desert toad & other natural psychedelics

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The negatives in criminalizing those who create drugs.

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The negatives in criminalizing those who create drugs.

Who is Hamilton Morris?

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A chemist and science journalist and the writer and director of a documentary series that explores the chemistry and traditions surrounding psychoactive drugs. He's also the author of a book on Bufo alvarius that has raised more than $205,000 for Parkinson's disease research.

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A chemist and science journalist and the writer and director of a documentary series that explores the chemistry and traditions surrounding psychoactive drugs. He's also the author of a book on Bufo alvarius that has raised more than $205,000 for Parkinson's disease research.

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