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The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion

The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day....

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

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

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

Psychedelics Could Be The Next Big Thing In Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2015 | Science

Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution? It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into t...

Using Psychedelics Shouldn't Be a Crime

Jag Davies | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Jag Davies

This is a critical moment for people who care about psychedelics to bring their voices to the table. The drug policy landscape has changed as quickly as any other issue in U.S. politics over the past few years.

Is The Drug War Preventing Great Discoveries?

Laura Krasovitzky | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Krasovitzky

As we remember the legacy of this great thinker, let's also make sure to educate ourselves on the oppressive and profit-driven history of drug laws in this country and the obstacles that remain. It is a choice to either consent through silence or take action to end the drug war once and for all.

Lewis Carroll Was Not on Drugs, and Other Surprising Facts About Alice in Wonderland

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Van Winkle's

Carroll's diaries make no mention of drugs. We know that he occasionally enjoyed a glass of sherry and may have taken opiate-infused drug Laudanum (which was readily available to everyone in the 1860s). Other than that, there's nothing connecting Alice and drugs.

Ayahuasca May Be Therapeutic For Depression, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

For centuries, Amazonian shamans have been brewing ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant-based tea, for use in traditional healing ceremonies. Now, th...

Nick Wing

DEA Approves Study Of Psychedelic Drug MDMA In Treatment Of Seriously Ill Patients | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration last week gave a green light to a clinical study that will test the safety and efficacy of MDMA for use in treatin...

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...

Research Suggests That Psychedelics Hold Promise For Suicide Prevention

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

The new wave of research on the medical applications of psychedelic drugs has suggested that these substances may hold considerable promise as therape...

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...

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

Book Review: Mindful Molecules

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 03.13.2014 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In contrast to the war on drugs, MAPS wants psychedelics and substances such as marijuana and MDMA adopted as prescription medicines. The acronym stan...

Ken Jordan on Reality Sandwich 2.0 and Conscious Community

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Image (above): Net of Being, by visionary artist Alex Grey Ken Jordan, the cofounder, publisher and editorial director of Reality Sandwich and ...

Brain Wave Entrainment

David Mager | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Mager

I am fortunate to be working with Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, co-authors of the bestselling book Super Brain, on a technology called Brai...

The Scary Drug That's Finding Its Way Into Teen Pop Culture

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gabby Abesamis, Niles We...

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...

Master Guitarist John Sheldon Creates Memorial Song for Yellowstone Wolf 06

Zoe Helene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

With "Wolf 06," John Sheldon offers a memorial tribute that he hopes will bring attention to senseless wolf killings.

DMT Is Everywhere: A Conversation With 'Spirit Molecule' Director Mitch Schultz

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Two decades after the first DMTS trials, trans-media producer Mitch Schultz created a documentary film based on this unusual material, creating a counterculture sensation that is now available on Netflix, iTunes and Hulu.

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 ...

Guided Psychedelic Sessions

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 04.02.2012 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

What is the optimal use of psychedelics, not only to cure human maladies but also to enhance human capabilities?

Magic Mushrooms As Medicine?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

They're called magic mushrooms because people who eat them experience hallucinations. But a pair of new studies from Imperial College London suggests ...

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.