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Psychedelic Drugs

A History of Psychedelics

Seth Ferranti | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Seth Ferranti

Originating in the 1960s, as a thriving part of the counterculture havens of San Francisco and New York, psychedelics have long remained immersed in the recesses of the shadow economy. Thriving in an outlaw community of hippies, free thinkers, innovators, college students, music aficionados, and drug dealers.

What An Acid Trip Does To Your Brain

STAT | Posted 04.13.2016 | Science

By Leah Samuel When LSD was made illegal in the late 1960s, most laboratory research on the drug was likewise suspended. As a result, the best knowl...

Behold, The First-Ever Brain Scans Of LSD's Mind-Altering Effects

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.13.2016 | Science

LSD, once a demonized hippie drug, has been evolving toward a clinically validated psychotherapy tool and Silicon Valley productivity hack for years n...

On Finding Ayahuasca and Taking the Psychedelic Drug for the First Time

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Weird News

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Colin St. John I grew up with Matt. We went to grade school and high school together -- we've been...

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 ...

'Brain Games' Host Opens Up About Psychedelic Drugs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Research on psychedelics is making a comeback, and this science-minded TV host says that's a good thing. Jason Silva, host of National Geographic C...

This Ode To Psychedelic Sex Proves Your Parents Partied Way Harder Than You (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains all kinds of NSFW images. Read at your own risk. We can only imagine what it would be like to be young and in love -- ...

Nick Wing

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

My Teenage Son Does LSD (And I Encourage Him)

Doug Gertner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Doug Gertner

We parked near school and he grabbed his book-bag as I moved over to the drivers seat, and I wished my son well with his audition. Anticipating my concern he replied, "Thanks... and I'll do some LSD after that." Like father, like son, it's been a long strange trip.

How Magic Mushrooms Alter Your Mind Like A Dream

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar patter...

Sasha Shulgin Thought I Was an Idiot... Once Upon a Time

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Incredulous, he asked, "Didn't Congress know that any four-neck round-bottom flask could be used in place of a three-neck round-bottom flask by simply putting a stopper in the fourth neck?" Hmmm. Probably no one in Congress involved in writing the provision had any knowledge of the use of such flasks, including me.

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 ...

This Newsroom Just Got A Little More 'Magical'

Posted 10.17.2013 | Weird News

Staffers at the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent in Colorado got a "magical" surprise earlier this week when they opened a package filled with an und...

Researchers Reveal Sobering Find About Mind-Altering Drug

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

LSD may cause some strange hallucinations, but does it have lasting effects on your mental health? Norwegian researchers say no. Adding to a growin...

PHOTOS: Take A Trip Through SF's Original LSD Museum

<"> | Posted 08.29.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of The Bold Italic. By Joshua Cobos My doors of perception were opened about six years ago through a borrowed ...

Mad Men: Rejecting Advertising, Or, Don Draper Meets Acid Rock, Pop Buddhism, and an Independent Wife

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.

WATCH: 'Harvard Psychedelic Club'

Don Lattin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don Lattin

Here's some rare footage of an experimental LSD session that I came across doing research for my next book, a group biography of British writer Aldou...

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Depression? | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Pamela Sakuda, 57, was anxious and depressed. After two years of intensive chemotherapy for late-stage colon cancer, and having outlived her prognosis...