R.D. Laing was a psychiatrist and one of the most revolutionary thinkers and healers of our time. His willingness to “explore forms of madness” by re-framing his thinking and experimenting with mind-altering substances allowed him to go through the psychological looking glass to gain a deeper understanding of the triggers that cause mental illness. His ability to access abnormal thought processes in a controlled way made it possible for him to connect with deeply disturbed patients in order to show them how to return to greater clarity and peace. His compassion for the mentally ill helped create the more humane treatment facilities that are available today.