Synesthesia, Shared Hallucinations, and Telepathy with DMT

Episode 80

David Luke

Dr. David Luke, a senior lecturer and psychedelic weirdness extraordinaire, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss synesthesia, shared hallucinations, and why telepathy might actually be possible with smoke-able DMT.

Dr. David Luke Ph.D

Dr. David Luke is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counseling at the University of Greenwich.

David joined the university in 2008, and is course coordinator for Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience; and Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology on the undergraduate programme. He also lectures on research methods, criminology and forensic psychology, and functional neuropsychology for speech and language therapists.

David’s particular interest is in transpersonal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness. He has published over 100 academic papers in this area, making him one of the leading researchers in this specialist area.

David was President of the Parapsychological Association (2009-11), and has received an Early Career Research Excellence Award (2011) and won the faculty’s Inspirational Teaching award (2016) from the University of Greenwich.

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Podcast Highlights

  • David’s personal experience with Datura, the deadly nightshade, including details on his wacky hallucinations while deep in the Amazon
  • Why transpersonal experiences are so beneficial, and how psychedelics help catalyze these experiences on-demand
  • The role of parapsychology and why it’s still considered fringe by most mainstream scientists

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