This captivating interview between Stanley Krippner and host of the iconic series “Thinking Allowed” Jeffrey Mishlove, begins with a discussion of Alan Watts’ psychedelic experiences. Krippner leads us through historical anecdotes from the period, providing first-hand accounts and fascinating insights from the front lines of the counterculture and the psychedelic movement.
Stanley recalls his experiences with Timothy Leary and his psychedelic experiments during the last years of the first psychedelic explosion in the late sixties, and how he met Alan at a dinner party Tim was hosting. He goes on to describe trip-sitting with Maria Sabina, the famous mushroom curandera of the Mazatec people, the relationship of psychedelics to creativity, dream-telepathy experiments with the Grateful Dead and much more.
Stanley Krippner is Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University. He has received Lifetime Career Awards for his research in dream studies, humanistic psychology, and parapsychology. He has authored or co-authored over 1,000 books, monographs, and articles on such topics as anomalous dreams, post-traumatic stress disorder, shamanism, hypnosis, creativity, and psychedelics. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. He is the co-author of the award-winning book “Personal Mythology” and the co-editor of another award-winning book, “Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence.”