Bringing psychedelics to mainstream education
The University of Exeter, UK, has launched the world’s first post-graduate course on psychedelics. Psychedelic Health speaks to Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes about what the course involves and the significance of psychedelics entering mainstream academia.
“We introduced this course because it didn’t exist. For the last 50 years, we’ve had propaganda against psychedelics. Much of that turns out to be false,” says Dr Sjöstedt-Hughes.
“For a Russell Group University to endorse this course, and to have research in two departments, is mainstream acceptance, which is important.”
He went on to say: “…with this Psychedelic Renaissance, it’s streamlined through the medical framework. With that framework, there comes many ethical questions—and ethics, of course, is the purview of philosophy. So, it’s important to have a critical analysis of what’s going on from an academic point of view.”READ MORE