Wed, Dec 21|
IPS Book Club
Join us for a 90 minute discussion on a book curated around the theme of psychedelic healing.
Time & Location
Dec 21, 2022, 6:30 PM CST – Dec 22, 2022, 6:30 PM CST
About the Event
Join our bi-monthly book club in discussing the latest book from Dr Julie Holland, psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, psychedelic researcher and author of five books including Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA and Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy.
Here's the Erowid vault on Julie Holland. You are not required to read the book to join however we encourage purchasing this book through our affiliate link with Bookshop dot org to support our organization while you shop.
In this powerful book, Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection from Soul to Psychedelics, Holland helps us to understand the science of connection as revealed in human experiences from the spiritual to the psychedelic. The key is oxytocin — a neurotransmitter and hormone produced in our bodies that allows us to trust and bond. It fosters attachment between mothers and infants, romantic partners, friends, and even with our pets. There are many ways to reach this state of mental and physical wellbeing that modern medicine has overlooked. The implications for our happiness and health are profound.
We can find oneness in meditation, in community, or in awe at the beauty around us. Another option: psychedelic medicines that can catalyze a connection with the self, with nature, or the cosmos. Good Chemistry points us on the right path to forging true and deeper attachments with our own souls, to one another, and even to our planet, helping us heal ourselves and our world.