Ep 45 - Ido Hartogsohn (psychedelic Researcher) on How Set & Setting Shapes Your Psychedelic Experience

Psychedelics have been described as amplifiers of consciousness, everything seems to be more dramatic and meaningful.
— Ido Hartogsohn

Ido Hartogsohn is a PhD researcher in the Science, Technology and Society (STS) program of the Bar Ilan University focused on the study of psychedelics as a technology. Using the framework of STS, Ido's dissertation, The Psycho-Social Construction of LSD: How Set and Setting Shaped the American Psychedelic Experience, deals with the ways in which social and cultural forces shaped the reception of psychedelics in the research and culture of 1950s and 1960s America. It is currently being reworked for publication.  Ido has been interested in the study of psychedelics ever since his first encounter with them, in the beginning of the 2000s. Over the years Ido has written on the topic extensively, focusing on the ways which psychedelics agents interact with human culture and on their potential for society and the individual.

  • Psychedelic researcher focused on set and setting
  • PhD in psychedelic history
  • Author of book Technomysticism: Consciousness in the Age of Technology
  • Israeli journalist/writer/blogger

Show Notes

  • What initially captivated Ido into the world of psychedelics 
  • Running away from the Nazis / parallel universe
  • Set and setting and it's importance
  • Non-pharmacological factors
  • Ayahuasca set and setting + entities
  • Commercialization of ayahuasca
  • World of association shaping psychedelic experiences
  • Archetypical images 
  • DMT
  • Neutralizing setting
  • Music recommendations for psychedelic journeys
  • Classical music
  • Psychedelics in float tanks
  • Intentions
  • Cannabis in a ceremonial setting
  • Signing icaros when smoking cannabis
  • The power of intention
  • Placebo response
  • Recommendations beyond set and setting
  • The Psychedelic Experience by Tim Leary
  • Psychedelic scene in Israel
  • Doing psychedelics in Israel
  • Burning Bush and Moses
  • Psychedelic Traveler
  • Psychedelic Videos

Related Links:

Psychedelic Traveler 
Psychedelic Videos 
Psychedelic Cultures 

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