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James Fadiman
Jim Fadiman is a prominent figure in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. He has a B.A. in Social Relations from Harvard and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. He has been involved in teaching and facilitating creative problem-solving with and without psychedelics for more than three decades.

His experience ranges from early experimentation with Ram Dass and Tim Leary at Harvard to government-sanctioned legal research with Myron Stolaroff and Willis Harman at Stanford. He was a Research Associate with the International Foundation for Advanced Study in the late 1960s and later served as president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. In 1975 with Robert Frager, he co-founded the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He has recently written a guidebook, The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys.
Author of (Books)
  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys (2011)
  • The Other Side of Haight [ Review ] (2001)
  • Personality and Personality Growth with Bob Frager (1998)
  • Teor'as de la personalidad (1998)
  • Essential Sufism (with Robert Frager, PhD, 1997)
  • Unlimit Your Life: Setting & Getting Goals (1989)
  • Exploring Madness: Experience, Theory, and Research (1979)
  • Author of (Book Chapters)
  • "Transpersonal Transitions", in: Higher Wisdom, eds. R. Walsh and C.S. Grob (2005)
  • "Process and Outcome Variables in Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy" [with C. Savage, R. Mogar, and M.H. Allen], in: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the use of LSD in Psychotherapy, 1965, Ed. H.A. Abramson (1967)
  • "The Process of Integration and Synthesis", in: Ways of Growth, eds. H. Otto and M. Murphy (1966)
  • Author of (Articles)
  • Shiva's Spider (2000)
  • "Psychedelic Agents in Creative Problem-solving: A Pilot Study", [with W.W. Harman, R.H. McKim, R.E. Mogar, and M.J. Stolaroff] Psychological Reports (August 1966)
  • "The Effect of Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy on Values, Personality, and Behavior" [with C. Savage, R. Mogar, and A.M. Hughes], Int. J. Neuropsychiat. (1966)
  • Behavior Change Following Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford [Excerpt] (1965)
  • "LSD: Use and Misuse. Prescription", J. of Stanford Pre-Med. Society (Spring 1965)
  • "Genistra canariensis: A Minor Psychedelic", Economic Botany (1965)
  • LSD: Therapeutic Effects of the Psychedelic Experience" [with C. Savage, M. Stolaroff, and W. Harman], Psych. Reports 14 (1964)
  • "Questionnaire Study of the Psychedelic Experience, Research Report #1", International Foundation for Advanced Study (1964)
  • "Caveat! The Psychedelic Experience" [with C. Savage, M. Stolaroff, and W. Harman], J. Neuropsychiat. 5 (1963)
  • "Ipomoea purpurea: A Naturally Occuring Psychedelic, Research Report #2" [with C. Savage and W. Harman], International Foundation for Advanced Study (1963)
  • Distortion of the Body Image under LSD and in Schizophrenia, Master's Thesis, Stanford (1962)
  • Editor of (Books)
  • Health for the Whole Person: A Complete Guide to Holistic Medicine, co-editor with A.C. Hastings and J.S. Gordon (1980)
  • Author of (Book Reviews)
  • Utopiates: The Use and Users of LSD-25" by R. Blum and Assoc., in: ETC: A Review of General Semantics (December 1965)
  • Interviews
  • Enneagram Monthly "A Conversation with Jim Fadiman" (March 2001)
  • "An Enlightenment Interview with Professor Jim Fadiman (May 1998)