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Why DARPA should pay attention to psychonaut, mycologist Stamets on JRE: video

Psilocybin analogs like baeocystin may one day help treat PTSD without the hallucinations

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DARPA wants the healing benefits of psychedelics, but without the hallucinations. Psychonaut Paul Stamets told Joe Rogan about an anxiety-reducing compound found in magic mushrooms that doesn’t make you trip.

Mycologist and psychonaut Paul Stamets went on the Joe Rogan Experience, where he talked about psilocybin analogs that could have tremendous medical benefits, and… here’s the kicker… they don’t produce hallucinations.

This describes exactly what DARPA is looking to achieve with its Focused Pharma research program — new drugs to treat anxiety and PTSD that don’t induce hallucinations.

Baeocystin, which is found in psilocybin mushrooms, could be one of those analogs that could revolutionize mental healthcare.

Since the Pentagon doesn’t want its soldiers tripping in their tents, DARPA wants to develop a drug that has similar benefits to those of psychedelics, just without the lizard people showing up.

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Tim Hinchliffe
Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co