By Mike Adams

While some of us have an admiration for the recreational horrors surrounding psychedelics, others are more interested in their medicinal magic, which some studies have found to be effective in treating various health conditions from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.

To assist curious minds in learning more about psychedelics, Evolver Learning Lab has joined forces with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to bring a series of online courses on the psychedelic sciences to the public. The program, “Psychedelic Science: How to Apply What We’re Learning to Your Life,” takes place in five sessions beginning on May 7 and will focus on the risks and benefits of drugs like MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, ibogaine, as well as others.

“In this unique course, you will gain a deeper understanding of psychedelics' potential as treatments for trauma and addiction, learn what's unique about psychedelic experiences, and discover how you can help create contexts for the safe and beneficial use of psychedelics,” according to the website.

Brad Burge, who has been with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies since 2011, will host the Internet course, along with a distinguished panel of experts in psychedelic science.

“The main focus of the course will be on making psychedelic science accessible to people in a way that's meaningful for their everyday lives,” Burge told Motherboard during a recent interview. “There has been an explosion of research into psychedelics as therapeutic tools, scientific tools, and spiritual tools, and this course is intended to give an overview that is both broad and deep.”

The course is $129, and includes five hour-long video seminars along with a 30-minute Q&A session with Burge and his panel of guests immediately following.

Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.