Published Articles

Published Articles

  • Secular Buddhism
    I wrote a piece for Tikkun Magazine entitled “Secular Buddhism and the Quest for Lived Ethics.” PDF Download
  • Review: The Book of Woe
    I wrote a review of Gary Greenberg’s The Book of Woe for Tikkun in July 2013. Greenberg’s book tells the convoluted story of how the DSM-5 — the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual published by the American Psychiatric Association — came to be. PDF Download
  • The Varieties of Ketamine
    In April 2013, I presented a study titled “The Varieties of Ketamine Experience” at the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference. This monograph examines the clinical use of Ketamine with regard to depression, personal transformation and openness. PDF Download
  • The Soiled Men Want Your Vote
    In May 2013, I revisited Anthony Weiner and other self-redeemed politicians in a HuffPost Politics blog post: “The Soiled Men Want Your Vote! And They Think They Can Get It.”
  • Noe — A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Sickness and Death
    I lost my oldest son, Noah to leukemia at age 16 after 4 years of illness. The book about his life, Noe — A Father-Son Song of Love, Life, Sickness and Death will be published by North Atlantic Books in May 2011. In the wake of this experience, I freely offer myself to those struggling with life-threatening illnesses, loss of a child, and in connection with those struggling with great grief.
  • Pyschedelics, Spirituality, Activism and Transformation.
    In October 2011, the Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research published my article, “A Longitudinal History of Self-Transformation: Pyschedelics, Spirituality, Activism and Transformation.” PDF Download
  • The United States is in a Tailspin
    In August 2011, Tikkun Magazine published “The United States Is in a Tailspin and I Am A Major Cause of the Problem,” an anguished confession by “President Baruch O Bema,” as channeled through Phil Wolfson.
  • Keep It in Your Pants
    In June 2011, I wrote “Keeping It in Your Pants — Literally and Virtually: The Weiner Fiasco and Others of a Related Ilk” for Tikkun. The essay was one of three articles about the media circus surrounding the resignation of former Rep. Anthony Weiner. PDF Download
  • Psychedelics, Spirituality and Transformation
    “Psychedelics, Spirituality and Transformation:” Clinical studies bolster historic claims for the utility of marijuana and psychedelics, and American laws are taking notice. This article undertakes a public reevaluation of where we are with respect to psychedelic use, its risks and its potential. (Tikkun Magazine, January/February 2011.) PDF Download
  • Suggested Roles for the Road
    The principles that work for child rearing in general guide the use of substances in a family. With “Suggested Rules for the Road: Conscious Parenting in this Time of Psychoactive Substance Use,” I hope to start an open discussion about these guidelines. (PDF Download Published in MAPS Bulletin, Winter 2010.
  • Cuba Sí
    Author, “Cuba Sí,” an essay about three trips to Cuba in 1968, 1988 and 2010. (Tikkun Magazine, September/October 2010.) PDF Download
  • Medical Marijuana and Use Patterns in the USA
    Here’s a presentation I gave in August 2010 at a conference in Lima, Peru: Marijuana: a Review with Emphasis on Medical Marijuana and Use Patterns in the USA
  • Alexander Sasha Shulgin Herbalgram Obituary
    An obituary I wrote for “Sasha” Shulgin for herbalgram.org: Read Obituary