William A. Richards
William A. Richards, author of Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences, is a psychologist at the Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, where he and his colleagues have been pursuing research with psilocybin since 1999. His graduate degrees encompass the psychology of religion, theology and comparative religion. His involvement with psychedelic research originated at the University of Göttingen in 1963. From 1967 to 1977, he pursued research with LSD, DPT, MDA, and psilocybin at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.