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Psychedelics

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...

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.

A Cultural History Of The Word 'Enlightenment'

Lewis Richmond | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

It will be interesting to see how the next generation of Buddhist teachers and practitioners deal with the cultural history (and baggage) of the word "enlightenment."

Drugs and the Meaning of Life

Sam Harris | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Sam Harris

One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting, and for what purpose, and which are not.

Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the Noosphere

Jason Silva | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Silva

In Darwin's Pharmacy, the transhumanist philosopher Richard Doyle focuses on his favorite technology: the psychedelic, "ecodelic" plants and chemicals -- read: drugs -- that can help make us process more information.

Psychedelic Research On The Rise; Trips Found To Help Anxiety

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The big white pill was brought to her in an earthenware chalice. She'd already held hands with her two therapists and expressed her w...

Amanda Feilding's Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose

Amanda Feilding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amanda Feilding

Now is such an exciting time for Psychedelic Research as our toe is in the door, and it is finally beginning to reap real rewards, after having been a sleeping beauty for the last 40 years.

My Book on Acid

Don Lattin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don Lattin

You never know who will show up or what to expect when you face the folding chairs and start reading from your new book. Especially when the book you just wrote is all about LSD.

Avatar: Pandora Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Certain Avatar viewers are leaving the movie depressed at their inability to access a world as spiritual and beautiful as Pandora. The problem is not Earth, but rather these viewers.

Andrew Weil, Ram Dass And The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Shelf Awareness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinoge...