Martin Malec

Martin Malec

Martin Malec

Martin Malec graduated as Master in psychology at Masaryk University in Brno in 2014. He is one of co-founders of the Czech Psychedelic Society. Until outlawed in the Czech Republic in 2011, he was using salvinorin A in very low doses to enhance creativity and obtain corrective experience of the perception of body, combining the use with tai chi and qi gong practice. He is following the atiyana-dzogchen teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and other masters since 2008.


TITLE (POSTER): Salvinorin A: Review of properties and its potential therapeutic value

Salvinorin A is a non-nitrogenous diterpenoid with unique properties. As the main psychoactive ingredient of wisdom´s sage (salvia divinorum) it is a selective kappa-opioid agonist, having psychedelic effects not similar to any other psychedelic, effective in a microgram-range dose. Recent research suggests its anti-addictive potential and anectodal reports claim also anti-depressive properties and the ability to improve healthier perception of one´s own body. Several countries outlawed the substance in recent years but many countries still don´t have salvinorin A scheduled and therefore allow conducting research on human subjects more easily than conventional psychedelics scheduled in virtually all countries. This opportunity should be used in places where doing such research is still easily possible until legal restrictions limit it severely.