Dr. Manganiello pioneers next steps in depth psychology by integrating the findings of the contemplative sciences and entheogen research. Depth psychology needs a fresh blood supply. It’s become tired and mired in the problems that arise when a path becomes weighed down by institutional formalism. In the west, we call people psychologists who pass tests and write dissertations. But Jung discovered what he was talking about only through direct experience. First person experiential knowledge is the foundation of contemplative science. Experiential knowledge results exclusively from the well-trained systematic observation of one’s own mind. Not from abstract conceptual theories, experiments on others and statistical data.