This is the scientific article of the Felsentor experiment on wich the film Descending The Mountain is based. It was first published in 2020 in the Magazines Elsevier and Nature.
Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this catalyzing work applied the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract theory. William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world’s religious life.Continue reading “The Varieties of Religious Experience – William James”
Meditation and psychedelics have played key roles in humankind’s search for self-transcendence and personal change. However, neither their possible synergistic effects, nor related state and trait predictors have been experimentally studied. To elucidate these issues, we administered double-blind the model psychedelic drug psilocybin (315 μg/kg PO) or placebo to meditators (n = 39) during a 5-day mindfulness group retreat.Continue reading “Characterization and prediction of acute and sustained response to psychedelic psilocybin in a mindfulness group retreat”
Vanja Palmers, Zen master, shares his experiences and perceptions of the inner world.