The Lumieres Podcast
Sam Gandy – Psychedelics and Nature Connection
Sam Gandy is a an ecologist, writer, speaker and researcher whose special interest lies in examining the capacity of psychedelic substances to dramatically and radically shift our interactions with the natural world for the betterment of all.
In this episode, Sam shares his journey from his early forays into consciousness exploration and the wonders of nature, through his academic studies into soil and living systems. We talk about the value of psychedelics and how their expanding use can be harnessed as a force for good in this rapidly changing world.
As well as his role as Scientific Assistant to the Director of the Beckley Foundation, Sam recently collaborated on a ground-breaking study with the Centre for Psychedelic Research team at Imperial College, London. Their findings demonstrated a reliable and robust positive association between psychedelic use and nature relatedness. This study and others like it are vitally important as we enter a new paradigm in which the value of psychedelics as tools for deeply positive change is undisputable and backed by science.
Be sure to read Sam's latest article for Eco Hustler, a perfect companion piece to this episode of the podcast.
Wishing you all good health,
CONNECT WITH SAM
Psychedelics and Nature Connection – EcoHustler
TEDx Oxford – From Egoism to Ecoism: Psychedelics and Nature Connection
Imperial College Study on Psychedelics and Nature Connection
Sam @ Breaking Convention 2019 – Psychedelic Biophilia
Sam @ Breaking Convention 2017 – Dying to Live
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