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Podcast: Revealing Your Mind with Psychedelic Experiences

Can you only have psychedelic experiences by taking magic mushrooms? Not according to Aidan Lyon, philosophical researcher at the Institute of Psychology. In this episode, he explains other ways through which we can reveal our minds in insightful ways.

Imagine walking through a forest, when you suddenly smell a familiar scent—it's the smell of a flower your grandmother used to grow in her graden! Instantly, forgotten memories flood back. Sound familiar? There's a fair chance you've had a psychedelic experience without even realising it, explains Aidan Lyon, expert on the field of psychedelic experiences, meditation and critical thinking.

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • The nature of psychedelic experiences
  • Motivations behind seeking out psychedelic experiences
  • What it means to have your mind revealed to yourself
  • Insights you could get from psychedelic experiences

And much more!

Leiden Psychology Podcast

This podcast series is a special project within the department of Psychology at Leiden University. It gives a platform for people to discuss topics within the field of psychology from different perspectives; the perspective of students, of university staff, alumni, experts, and different researchers. Listen to Aidan Lyon talk about psychedelic experiences.

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