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I am a higher degree researcher from Sydney, Australia. My research focuses on mysticism and the healing potential of altered states of consciousness. My PhD is investigating the phenomenology of the high dose psilocybin experience. I am particularly interested in how techniques that were originally designed for contemplative and spiritual purposes have been integrated into modern Western medicine and psychology. I am the author of The Dark Side of Dharma: Meditation, Madness and other Maladies on the Contemplative Path.


B. Psychology (Hons) The University of New South Wales

Master of Art Admin, College of Fine Arts

Master of Arts (Research: Religion Studies), The University of Sydney

PhD candidate (Religion Studies), The University of Sydney


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