Samuel Widmer, Swiss physician, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Died at 69

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Samuel Widmer was born on December 24, 1948, and died on January 18, 2017.

He was a controversial Swiss physician, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author.

He used psycholytic substances in therapy and harbored liberal opinions about polygamy and other forms of free love.

He was a medical specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy FMH (Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum), employed in own medical practice. He lived and worked in Lüsslingen near Solothurn (Schweiz).

Widmer was a specialist for Psychedelic psychotherapy and owned a special permission by the BAG (Eidgenössisches Bundesamt für Gesundheitswesen), to use MDMA and LSD in psycholytic psychotherapy from 1988 to 1994.

Himself and Peter Baumann was one of the founders of the ECBS (Europäisches Collegium für Bewußtseinsstudien) and the SÄPT – „Schweizerische Ärztegesellschaft für Psycholytische Psychotherapie“.

He spoke during the Basel Psychotherapy Days (Basler Psychotherapietage).

Widmer led spiritual workshops, seminars in meditation and Tantra and meditation-voyages.

He lived with two women and had children with both.

There was a huge group of followers grew around Widmer and his wife Danièle Nicolet, including 80 adults and 55 children.

Which caused him to be suspected to be the leader of a cult or sect by the media.

Samuel Widmer passed away at 69 years old.