Event Title

Characteristics of Psychedelics Users in the U.S.

Location

CSU 204

Start Date

11-4-2017 11:05 AM

End Date

11-4-2017 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Sociology and Corrections

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Carol Glasser

Mentor's Department

Sociology and Corrections

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

There is a growing amount of literature surrounding the use of psychedelic use for both medicinal and spiritual purposes. Despite prohibition, Western medicine is beginning to show that these substances have therapeutic potential derived specifically from mystical experiences. The present study seeks to outline the characteristics of psychedelic users, their patterns of use, as well as identify possible determinants of a mystical experience. Participants were drawn from psychedelic related websites and asked to complete an anonymous-online questionnaire. It has been hypothesized that those who report affiliation with a religious group will be more likely to have a mystical experience from using psychedelics. It was also predicted that those who perform some sort of ritual preparation prior to using psychedelics will be more likely to undergo a mystical experience.

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Characteristics of Psychedelics Users in the U.S.

CSU 204

There is a growing amount of literature surrounding the use of psychedelic use for both medicinal and spiritual purposes. Despite prohibition, Western medicine is beginning to show that these substances have therapeutic potential derived specifically from mystical experiences. The present study seeks to outline the characteristics of psychedelic users, their patterns of use, as well as identify possible determinants of a mystical experience. Participants were drawn from psychedelic related websites and asked to complete an anonymous-online questionnaire. It has been hypothesized that those who report affiliation with a religious group will be more likely to have a mystical experience from using psychedelics. It was also predicted that those who perform some sort of ritual preparation prior to using psychedelics will be more likely to undergo a mystical experience.

Recommended Citation

Neitzke-Spruill, Logan. "Characteristics of Psychedelics Users in the U.S.." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-04/2