A Psychedelic Therapist’s Long, Increasingly Not-So-Strange Trip
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A Psychedelic Therapist’s Long, Increasingly Not-So-Strange Trip

Michael Pollan and Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College.

Everything changed on New Year’s Eve in 2013. Nikita was dancing with dozens of friends on the rooftop of her apartment building in Times Square. Just as the ball was about to drop, she collapsed on the ground, gasping for air.

At the hospital, doctors discovered and removed two tumors in her throat. But the lack of oxygen she experienced at the party that night damaged her brain. It took her two years to begin to recover. This near-death experience, however, pushed her to change the course of her life.

For nearly 20 years, Nikita had worked as an underground psychedelic therapist. Nikita is not her real name, it is the name by which she is known in the underground…

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