Dr. James Fadiman graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in psychology and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford in the same field. While living in Paris with friend and former professor Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), he was introduced to psilocybin, more commonly known as magic mushrooms, sparking his interest in psychedelics. Fadiman would later pen “The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys,” a de facto Psychedelics for Dummies that highlights the best practices to ensure a positive journey on psychedelics.