Psychedelics as Tools for Self-Development: An Integral Approach: Psychedelics as Tools for Self-Development: An Integral Approach

Boglárka Zsófia Kovács, Thor Stentebjerg Kruse, Daniela Negruta & Rasmus Gullaksen

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This project attempts to explore and answer the question “ As seen from an integral
perspective, how can psychedelic substances best be used as tools for self-development? ”. In
order to explore this, the project utilizes Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory, in particular
the Quadrant Model, put forth by author Ken Wilber. The paper features 3 separate
interviews as its primary research data, supplemented by an excerpt from Graham
Hancock’s book “ The Divine Spark” and an excerpt from Dr. Richard Louis Miller’s book
“Psychedelic Medicine” . In the analysis, the research question is explored by the application
of Spiral Dynamics in order to delineate the personal growth, experienced by the subjects,
as result of using psychedelic substances. In extension of this, these changes are positioned
in relation to The Quadrant Model. Followingly, the literary excerpts are also analyzed, and
so provide an additional layer of depth to the analysis. Concludingly, the findings of the
project form a comprehensive framework based on The Quadrant Model. The function of
this framework is to offer anyone, who seeks to utilize psychedelic as tools for personal
development, valuable insights and considerations in order to ensure a successful outcome.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider85
VejlederePrem Poddar


  • psychedelic
  • integral theory
  • quadrant model
  • ken wilber
  • lsd
  • psilocybin
  • set and setting
  • self-development