A Phenomenological Inventory of Psychedelic Visuals on MDMA: A Personal Essay by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D.

A Phenomenological Inventory of Psychedelic Visuals on MDMA: A Personal Essay by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D.

You’ve probably heard that MDMA is an entactogen, meaning that it gives rise to feelings of oneness, openness, and empathy and connectedness, and that these are the dominant properties of the MDMA experience – so much so that some commentators feel that MDMA should not be classified as a psychedelic. Because of these feeling-related effects, MDMA has been dubbed the “love drug,” and has found a place in PTSD therapy, helping individuals overcome traumatic and emotionally charged experiences.

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