presented by Psychedelics Today
with Adam Bramlage and Dr. James Fadiman
Investigate the history, science, and best practices for safe and effective microdosing with Psychedelics Today’s Microdosing Masterclass.
Chapter 1: The History of Microdosing
As we open the course, we’ll begin by understanding the roots of humanity and its relationship to nature. We will explore the roots of the Stoned Ape Hypothesis, Zoopharmacognosy (the process of self-medication by animals), and the theory that early Homo sapiens studied other animals to inform them of which plants and fungi to eat for food, medication, and intoxication. We will discuss the importance of the mother within the Stoned Ape Hypothesis, and how microdosing psilocybin aided in improved hunting techniques and community building. We’ll trace the relationship between microdosing and hunting dating back more than 40,000 years to the Aboriginals of Australia, and then follow its diaspora across the globe and time, from Siberia to the Bwiti and Sans Tribes of Africa and ending with the Mazatec and Raramuri Indians of Mexico.
Chapter 2: The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics
Next, we’ll navigate the science of microdosing psychedelics with the world's leading expert, psychedelic researcher and pioneer, Dr. James Fadiman. He will guide and inform our investigation of the history of psychedelics and citizen science by examining the latest research, clinical trials and self-reported microdosing studies. We will look at the scientific research on microdosing over the past 100 years, exploring how psychedelic dosages work with our brain and body. We will discuss past sub-sensorium research and studies on LSD, and Dr. Conor Murray Ph.D. will share the findings from his double-blind placebo-controlled LSD microdosing study.
Chapter 3: Microdosing Basics, Benefits and Best Practices
After exploring the history and the science, we’ll start to set the foundation for a modern microdosing practice. Together, we’ll discuss best practices, standard operating procedures, substances, along with dosages, protocols, stacks and modalities used by citizen scientists around the world to optimize their microdosing experience. We will deepen our understanding of the most important pillars of psychedelics: set, setting, and support. This education can be an essential part for safety and harm reduction. 20-40% of microdosing newcomers quit before the end of a month because of improper dosages and undesirable effects.
Chapter 4: Microdosing Applications
Finally in Chapter 4, we’ll close the container of this course with an exploration of how to apply your microdosing knowledge. We will look at the most common uses for microdosing, revisiting the benefits and the risks. We will discuss medications and contraindications, providing a detailed list for students to use in their continued studies. And we’ll discuss the growing number of anecdotal reports of microdosing to improve mental health and to aid in the reduction of pharmaceutical dependency.
Guest Faculty Presentations:
"Microdosing: the Known and Unknown" with Dr. Conor Murray
"Microdosing and Harm Reduction" with Jasmine Vridi and Joshua White
"Iboga Microdosing" with Elizabeth Bast
"Ayahuasca Microdosing" with Laura Dawn
"Microdosing and Minerals" with Hammid Jabbar and Sena Marie
"Microdosing, Veterans and Community" with JM Balbuena, Ryan Miller and Colin Wells
"Microdosing RItuals from a Scientific Perspective" with Emily Savage and Ian Bollinger