Here some information on the goals of the MIND Foundation:
MIND promotes the scientific exploration of altered states of consciousness. Many of such states qualify to be called psychedelic. The word “psychedelic” means “manifesting the mind” – no matter whether this be induced by means of psychoactive substances or other methods that alter everyday consciousness. We work for safe and legal contexts to allow for the mindful handling of such states – so that therapeutic and transformative effects may come into fruition.
We bring together researchers from the natural and social sciences as well as from cultural studies for writing grants, discussing results and creating reliable knowledge. MIND supports networking with sponsors and supporters. Moreover, we enable adequate prevention of complications in the dealing with these states, as well as appropriate treatment.