James Kingsland

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James Kingsland writes about the wonders of science and medicine for publications including Medical News Today, BBC Science Magazine, The Guardian, and New Scientist. He has written two books: Am I Dreaming? The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States Reboot the Brain, and Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment. In the late 1980s, James studied neuroscience and psychology, among other things, at the University of Durham in the UK. He went on to work as a sub-editor and editor at New Scientist and The Guardian, before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He tweets (@JamesAKingsland) and blogs (plasticbrainblog.com). In his spare time—as antidotes to all those words—he meditates and gardens.

Harm Reduction Responsible Psychedelic Use: There is No Magic Bullet
We discuss potential pitfalls for the unwary from using various medicines, from ketamine and kambo to the classic psychedelics.
March 9th, 2021
Mainstream Society Riding the Crest of the Third Wave of Psychedelics
The psychedelic renaissance has become known as the Third Wave, but we may be nearing the crest of this wave as so many of its early aspirations come to fruition.
February 8th, 2021
Mainstream Society The Psychedelic Score: How Music Magnifies Meaning
The right music can encourage people to scale the challenging peaks of spiritual insight, before returning them safely to the beautiful plains below.
November 25th, 2020