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Hallucinogens

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night...

What The Brains Of Praying Nuns Have In Common With Psychedelic Drug Users

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion

It's common to hear users of psychedelic drugs describe trips on mushrooms or LSD as a "spiritual experience," and the comparison is nothing to scoff ...

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On 'Shrooms

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science

People have some pretty wild experiences while on 'shrooms, reporting everything from vivid hallucinations to spiritual awakenings to intense euphoria...

Dinosaurs May Have Gotten High On This 'Magic' Fungus

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Mind-altering drugs aren't new--in fact, even dinosaurs may have been getting high back in the Cretaceous Era. That's the word from a new study of ...

Nick Wing

The More We Learn About Psychedelic Mushrooms, The More Fascinating They Become

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science

For centuries, "magic" mushrooms have been both celebrated and reviled for their mind-expanding properties.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

We've all heard recreational hallucinogen users describe their trips as "consciousness expanding," and according to some new research, this poetic des...

Meet Mark McCloud, The World's Leading Collector Of LSD Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

Most artists haven't been arrested by the DEA and investigated by the FBI. Then again, most artists don't have the over 33,000 tabs of LSD in their po...

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

David Blistein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...

The Myth of the Conservative Christian

Mark Morford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Mark Morford

I often wonder, given sufficient whisky and irony and time: Has there ever been a more delightfully inept, wince-inducing oxymoron in the tortured American lexicon than 'conservative Christian?' I am almost completely serious.

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

When you hear the term "psychedelic art," visions of tie-dye, lava lamps and engorged magic mushrooms likely come to mind. Although retroactively the ...

Can LSD Cure Depression?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Janeen Delany describes herself as an "old hippie" who has smoked plenty of marijuana. But she never really dabbled in hallucinogens -- until two year...

Psychedelics Open the Mind?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Scott Barry Kaufman

The point of this post is not to promote the use of hallucinogens, but understanding the biological and psychological mechanisms by which psilocybin exerts its effects is important, as we may be able to simulate the effects using other methods.

When Jesus Ate the Magic Mushrooms

Mark Morford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

I'm looking at you, Johns Hopkins University, for once again coming out with a timid little study reinforcing what everyone already knew. Once again, we find that magic mushrooms really are rather astonishing wonderfungi.

Animals Get High Too, New Book Says

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

After a long day of roaming the wild, can you blame a bird for throwing back a few fermented berries? Perhaps not, according to author and neurosci...

New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

nytimes.com | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

When the Harvard psychologist and psychedelic explorer Timothy Leary first met the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1960, he welcomed Ginsberg’s particip...

ART AND DRUGS: High Society, Exhibit On Mind-Altering Drugs In History And Culture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We all hope that the art we view can inspire us, as the audience, to take a different perspective on an age old question; to make the familiar unfamil...

Phish Concert To Feature 'Trip Tent' For Drug Takers To Avoid Jail

The Watch Newspapers | Karen James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE -- With the jam band Phish coming to Telluride in August for two sold-out concerts, law enforcement and emergency responders are gearing up ...

Sting Speaks at Premiere of 2012: Time for Change

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Luisa

2012: Time for Change is basically a hodgepodge of enthusiastic interviews about what can be done to raise consciousness before the Mayan doomsday of 2012.

Ten Ways to Sane in an Insane World

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

7. Take the time to look people in the eye, say hello, goodbye, ask "How are you" ; listen to their answer and ask a question. Remember how to communicate with people again on a human face-to-face basis.