1. In April 2012 in NYC, some of the leading experts on psychedelics held a panel discussion to offer expertise on the research, methods, and tools necessary to develop enhanced consciousness in individuals and in society as a whole. Panelists were Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (moderator), a psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual development, with particular expertise in psychedelic psychotherapy; Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); Alex Grey, visionary artist and co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors who is best known for paintings portraying multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies; Allyson Grey, a visionary artist and co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors whose paintings invent a symbol system representing chaos, order and secret writing; and Julie Holland, M.D. is a psychiatrist who specializes in psychopharmacology and is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine with expertise on street drugs and intoxication states. There was an audience Q & A.

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  2. The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."

    This complete interview is #5 of 100 in The Exile Nation Project's archive, which can be found on ExileNation.org.

    JULIE HOLLAND, M.D.

    From 1996 to 2005, Dr. Julie Holland ran the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is considered an expert on street drugs and intoxication states, and lectures widely on this topic.

    She is regularly quoted as an authority on addiction, cannabis, MDMA, and drug policy in countless magazines, newspaper and websites including Harper's, Slate, SF Chronicle, LA Times, & the Wall Street Journal.

    Her interest in MDMA as a therapeutic agent led her to author an extensive research paper, resulting in multiple television appearances, forensic consultations, and a book, "Ecstasy: The Complete Guide."

    More than anything else, she is respected for her frankness, honesty, and compassion.

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  3. BRAIN & BEHAVIOR equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. 3D animations, accessible explanations, and personal accounts help viewers understand complex scientific concepts. Users learn how to better cope with the stages of meth addiction and recovery by gaining an understanding of the biological underpinnings of the high, tolerance, craving, paranoia, aggression, anhedonia, and healing. Chapter 6: Aggression Shows how meth use can over-stimulate the emotional centers of our brain producing powerful feelings of anger and fear that can lead to irritability and aggression.

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