Ido Hartogsohn is a writer and assistant professor at the program for Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University. In his work he focuses on the set and setting (context) of a psychedelic experience.
Hartogsohn’s research engages the historical, sociological, and cultural dimensions of the psychedelic experience with an emphasis on the role of context, or set and setting, in shaping psychedelic experiences for individuals and cultures at large. His book ‘American Trip: How Set and Setting Shaped the American Psychedelic Experience’ explores the role of society and culture in shaping the results of mid-twentieth-century American psychedelic research and the reception of psychedelics into American and global culture.
He founded the Israeli psychedelic magazine ‘Lapsychonaut’ and has helped organize the first Israeli conference on psychedelics ‘Altered Minds’ (2017).
He has written the following books: ‘Technomystica’ (2009, Hebrew) and ‘American Trip’ (2020).
You can also find him on Youtube.
Notable Research Papers
- The meaning-enhancing properties of psychedelics and their mediator role in psychedelic therapy, spirituality, and creativity (Hartogsohn, 2018)
- Constructing drug effects: A history of set and setting (Hartogsohn, 2017)
- Set and setting, psychedelics and the placebo response: An extra-pharmacological perspective on psychopharmacology (Hartogsohn, 2016)