Salon2 -017 – “The Case for Cognitive Liberty”


Guest speaker: Casey Hardison


Casey Hardison


Date this lecture was recorded: July 4, 2017

This week we feature the underground chemist and cognitive liberty hero Casey Hardison. He served almost 10 years in the UK on drug charges, but now he’s free and sharing his story from the Shulgin Farm on the Fourth of July.



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MAPS – Volume 10 Number 2 Summer 2000 – p. 11

An Amateur Qualitative Study of 48 2C-T-7 Subjective Bioassays
by Casey Hardison

Casey Hardison, a graduate student at the University of Idaho, conducted an informal survey of 2C-T-7 users at the Entheobotany conference in Palenque, Mexico in February 2000. Noticing that quite a few people were conducting bioassays of the material, Hardison seized the opportunity to perform some informal impromptu research. He designed a survey which was handed out to conference attendees, and received 48 responses. The results of this survey were published in the Summer 2000 issue of the MAPS Bulletin under the title “An Amateur Qualitative Study of 48 2C-T-7 Subjective Bioassays.”

Posted in Casey Hardison, Consciousness, Culture, Education, Future, LSD, Psilocybin, Psychedelic Research, Psychedelics, Psymposia, Science & Technology.


  1. Hey Lovisa.
    Flight from Death – The Quest for Immortality
    (& Casey added, ‘Excellent! I’m glad someone’s asked …’)

    Thanks Bob for the kind words. The best part about heads is that they’re typically good at interviews. Makes it easy to just get out of the way…

  2. Thank you for this valuable podcast! Is there a chance that you could put a link up to the documentary (about the cultural notion of death) that Casey talks about in the beginning?

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I’ll see what I can do.]

  3. Brilliant interview Lex! I’ve been very impressed with the way the interviews are conducted in every podcast. Good questions are asked, levity is maintained and the interviewees seem willing to open up to you.

    I found out about Casey’s story from Hamilton Morris’ Pharmacopeia episode 6 but it was nice to hear his experiences firsthand here. I think Mr. Hardison has found a great balance between using psychedelics as a way to touch the ineffable while still staying grounded in reality.

    I was just reading today about making a concerted effort to be more aware of how thought processes and spoken words affect our subconscious and in turn the reality around us, so there was a nice synchronicity as Casey explained how psychedelics made him realize the power of language.

    I would have liked to have heard a bit more about if Casey knew of anyone following Shulgin’s footsteps in trying to create new psychedelic chemicals (that we can all research without fear of the law), but maybe there can only be one Sasha Shulgin in our lifetimes…

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