In his latest book, The Psychedelic Explorers Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys (2011), Dr. James Fadiman contends that LSD can be used in safe and effective manner to serve at least three purposes: creative problem solving, therapy, and spirituality. Fadiman describes the best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages using his more than 40 years of experience and the benefits of everything from having a guide during session to the importance of setting to outlining pre-session intention.
Fadiman is known as, Americas wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use. Fadiman received his B.A. from Harvard University in Social Relations, his M.A., and his Ph.D from Stanford in Psychology. In 1966, he was a researcher for the International Foundation for Advanced Study, a privately funded facility dedicated to psychedelic drug research, until that organization was ordered to stop by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. James Fadiman is a former director of IONS, teaches at Sofia University, formerly the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, California, which he cofounded in 1975.