The author of the popular book 'How to Change Your Mind' has made a great scientific case for psychedelic substances, but his underlying assumptions may be misguided and become a new impediment to consciousness exploration.
Psychedelic research is on the rise, but unfortunately it is largely dominated by scientists working from an entirely unverified assumption.
The scope of scientific endeavor has been restrained by the dogmas of naive realism and materialism, and the study of experience could be the new way forward.
How philosophical idealists, non-materialists and the spiritually-inclined all miss their own mark by constantly talking about energy.
Many people use 'logic, reason & rationality' to justify their beliefs by mistaking attempts to think critically with objectivity itself.
The body you experience is also home to trillions of other living organisms with minds of their own, which brings up interesting questions about the self, reality and free will.
What can we do that other living things can't, or aren't doing that they can, and why not? Is there something about humans holding us back?