2 Dec 2023

Andy Mitchell: an insider's guide to psychedelics

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 2 December 2023

British clinical neuropsychologist Andy Mitchell was curious about the renewed attention psychedelics were getting in his field, so set out to do some first-person research.

He took ten different drugs in ten different settings, from ketamine in a London kitchen to wachuma in the Colombian Amazon. The result is his new book Ten Trips - The New Reality of Psychedelics.

In it Mitchell argues that a medical, therapeutic view of psychedelics neglects what is so unusual and valuable about them: the psychedelic experience itself.

Photo: Dave Adair / Penguin Books