Here Gabor speaks with Melissa Warner about psychedelics as a spiritual and therapeutic modality, in part by virtue of their capacity to connect the individual to the Self.
This video was extracted from E16| The Revolution of Responsibility, a contentious and engaging discussion about the relationship between individual and social responsibility. Watch it here.
About the guests:
Dr. Gabor Maté
Dr. Maté, renowned addiction expert, calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others. Dr. Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment. In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, his most recent best-selling book, draws on cutting-edge science and real-life stories to show that all addictions originate in trauma and emotional loss.
Melissa is co-founder of The Australian Psychedelic Society and board member of PRISM (Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine). She is a commentator on the science and philosophy of psychedelic substances on radio, print and online. Melissa holds a BSc in Neuroscience with a minor in computer programming. She is an avid meditator, yogi, performance artist, bio-hacker, and futurist. Her intellectual focus is currently the development of tools and frameworks to facilitate creative output, personal healing, and self-actualization. A survivor of complex PTSD, she lives as a case study for the efficacy of psychedelics as therapeutic tools.