World Ayahuasca Conference 2014

Over the last decade, global interest in ayahuasca has skyrocketed. Known as “the great medicine” in South America, ayahuasca remained hidden in the thick of the Amazonian jungles for eons until its “recent” discovery by [...]

17 April 2014|

Lecture VU Amsterdam: Psychedelica als medicijn?

OPEN organizes a lecture about the potential medicinal and therapeutic values of psychedelic substances at the VU University on Monday February 3rd. Can ibogaine or other substances help to get rid of an addiction or [...]

23 January 2014|

Labyrint TV special about therapy with psychedelics

Next week on Wetenschap24 Labyrint TV reports on groundbreaking research into the use of psychedelics for the treatment of psychological disorders. The episode was filmed at the Interdisciplinary Conference […]

16 December 2012|

Article in university magazine Folia about psychedelic research

University magazine Folia devoted an article to psychedelic research. The cover is entirely dedicated to the article 'Trippen op recept' (Tripping on prescription). Visitors of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research will recognize the interviewed [...]

24 November 2012|

ICPR 2012 draws attention to psychedelic research

On October 6 & 7 OPEN's second international conference took place in Amsterdam: the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research. In a sold out Mozeskerk over 400 researchers, students, therapists and scholars gathered to listen and [...]

14 October 2012|

EARS researcher workgroup

In April 2011, over 300 people convened at the University of Amsterdam to attend the European Ayahuasca Research Symposium, a half-day seminar co-sponsored by The OPEN Foundation and MAPS. The Symposium brought together researchers from across Europe who over the last few years […]

15 September 2011|

EARS report by Simon Powell

Last month in Amsterdam we held the European Ayahuasca Research Symposium, a one-day lecture series exploring the current state of research into the medical, therapeutic, and spiritual uses of ayahuasca. Simon Powell, author of the [...]

26 July 2011|