Alan's Journal

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Meet the people in Alan's life who are changing minds today and changing medicine in the long term. Read stories of opinion leaders, trailblazing neuroscientists, trip facilitators, patients, and more.

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQygtqDLHs Netflix's celebrity-packed documentary explores the wonders of the world's preeminent psychedelics substances. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to Natasha Lyonne, Anthony Bourdain, Ben Stiller, Nick Offerman, and Sarah Silverman discuss LSD, Netflix has a new offering for you. It’s called “Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics,” and it captures moments like A$AP Rocky telling a story about the time acid made a rainbow shoot out from his penis. The documentary is available on Netflix as of …

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

One week ago, Alan Aldous was deep into a two-day virtual psychedelic conference that momentarily connected scientists, advocates, caregivers, psychonauts, and people that build and invest in businesses on the topic we all want to talk about—psychedelic substances and how they will play a bigger part of our post-pandemic reality. One attendee’s account of the conference captured a lot of the scope of the event in just one sentence, writing that the “growth of the emerging …

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

LSD found to be sensational on this day in 1943 Bicycle Day—April 19 marks a global celebration of psychedelic research and education in honour of the anniversary of Albert Hofmann's first intentional use of LSD. This year brings an opportunity for a genuinely global commemoration of Bicycle Day in digital space. To mark the occasion, several organizations and well-loved psychonauts will be hosting or taking part in online "happenings" instead of the in-person kind. It might …