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About the Author
Torsten Passie M.D, Ph.D. studied philosophy, sociology at Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz University in Hannover (M.A) and Medicine at the Hannover Medical School. His dissertation was about existential psychiatry and his professorship thesis about psychophysical correlates of altered waking states of consciousness. He worked with Prof. Christian Scharfetter at Zurich University Psychiatric Clinic (Switzerland) and with Prof. Hanscarl Leuner (Gottingen University), the leading European authority on hallucinogenic drugs. Since 1998 he is a research psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the Dept. of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School, where he is specialized in research on addiction, altered states of consciousness, and hallucinogenic drugs.