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This index lists notable people who have devoted themselves to speaking out about psychonautics, psychedelics, entheogens, and the general expansion of consciousness.

Name Profession Known for
Abbie Hoffman Drug policy reformist
Alan Ginsberg Poet, Philosopher, Writer
Alan Watts Philosopher, Writer, Lecturer
Albert Hofmann Chemist Discovery of LSD and psilocybin
Aldous Huxley Philosopher, Writer "Brave New World" (1932), "The Doors of Perception" (1954), "Heaven and Hell" (1956)
Aleister Crowley
Alex Grey (website) Artist Psychedelic art
Alexander Shulgin Chemist PiHKAL, TiHKAL, 2Cx, DOx, popularized MDMA
Amanda Feilding Drug policy reformer, neuroscience researcher Founder of Beckley Foundation
Andrew Feldmar (website) Lay therapist Tryptamines, phenethylamines
Ann Shulgin Writer PiHKAL, TiHKAL
Ben Sessa
Benny Shanon Psychologist Biblical entheogen hypothesis based on 2,500 ayahuasca experiences
Casey William Hardison Chemist Psychedelic clandestine chemistry
Christian Rätsch (website) Anthropologist Writer on topics like ethnopharmacology, psychoactive plants and animals
D. M. Turner Psychonaut Author, Psychedelic researcher
Daniel Siebert Ethnobotanist, pharmacognosist Salvia divinorum
David E. Nichols Pharmacologist and medicinal chemist Escaline, LSZ, 6-APB, 2C-I-NBOMe and other NBOMe variants
David Nutt Neuropsychopharmacologist MDMA controversy, scientific career
Dennis McKenna Ethnopharmacologist Psilocybin mushroom cultivation
Gordon Wasson Author, ethnomycologist Popularized psilocybin mushrooms and Salvia divinorum
Graham Hancock (website)
Hamilton Morris Writer, documentarian, psychonaut Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, and Vice correspondent
Humphrey Osmond Psychedelic therapy, socio-architecture theory, invented the word psychedelic
Hunter S. Thompson
Jack Herer (website) Cannabis rights activist Jack Herer (Cannabis strain)
Jerry Garcia Singer-songwriter and guitarist Lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band Grateful Dead
John Lilly Physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor Ketamine, isolation tank
John M. Allegro
Jonathan Ott Ethnobotanist Entheogens
Ken Babbs
Ken Kesey
Leo Zeff Psychologist and psychotherapist Psychedelic therapy
Lumir Hanus
Marcia Moore Ketamine
Michael Pollan Author, journalist, professor Speaker, author
Myron Stolaroff Author Underground psychedelic psychotherapy
Nicholas Sand DMT and LSD clandestine chemist
Owsley Stanley LSD clandestine chemist
Paul Stamets Mycologist Psilocybin mushroom
Ralph Metzner Psychologist Psychedelics, yoga, meditation and shamanism
Ram Dass Spiritual teacher
Rick Doblin Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Rick Strassman (website) Medical doctor DMT
Robert Anton Wilson Writers
Robin Carhart-Harris (website)
Roland Griffiths (website)
Stephen LaBerge Psychophysiologist Oneirology, lucid dreaming
Terence McKenna Ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author Psilocybin mushroom
Tim Scully Chemists Psychedelic clandestine chemistry. Companion with Owsley Stanley
Timothy Leary Psychologist Psychedelic advocate
Tom Wolfe Author The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Uncle Fester (website) Author Clandestine chemistry
William Leonard Pickard Author, formerly American drug trafficker Convicted in the largest LSD manufacturing case in history with Clyde Apperson

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