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Ayahuasca: The Concept of Plants as Teachers among four Mestizo Shamans of Northeastern Peru - Luna. Viewcontent. Access denied. LSD - The Problem-Solving Psychedelic. The Psychedelic Library Homepage Books Menu Page Table of Contents P.G.

LSD - The Problem-Solving Psychedelic

Stafford and B.H. Golightly Chapter VI. There is a central human experience which alters all other experiences. AN ISSUE of Time magazine, published during the Lenten season in 1966 had no face on its cover—only the question "IS GOD DEAD? " Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest - Adam Elenbaas. What is Shamanism? - Modern Day Shamanism. Shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices that involve the ability to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause human suffering by traversing the axis mundi and forming a special relationship with, or gaining control over, spirits.

What is Shamanism? - Modern Day Shamanism

Shamans have been credited with the ability to control the weather, divination, the interpretation of dreams, astral projection, and traveling to upper and lower worlds. Shamanistic traditions have existed throughout the world since prehistoric times. Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. In contrast to animism and animatism, which any and usually all members of a society practice, shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities. A Brief History of Peyote. Roberts.pdf. Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found to Grow and Repair Brain Cells. Elizabeth Renter | Naturalsociety| March 25th 2014 You may know them as “shrooms”, “Magic mushrooms”, psilocybic mushrooms, or you may not know them at all.

Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found to Grow and Repair Brain Cells

They are a natural plant that, like marijuana, is banned by the U.S. Government. But like marijuana, these mushrooms may not be without medical properties. Like marijuana, they could deserve a place on natural medicine shelves for their ability to treat depression, eradicate mental illness, and improve cognition – not in police evidence rooms. According to research from the University of South Florida, psilocybin, the active component within psychedelic mushrooms, is able to grow new brain cells—potentially offering treatment for mental illness and improving cognition. The study, published in Experimental Brain Research, says psilocybin is able to bind to special receptors in the brain that stimulate healing and growth.

Lead researcher, Dr. More from Naturalsociety Related Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds. History of the Peyote Cactus and the Native American Church. Peyote ceremony tipi by Krystle Cole – September 3, 2009 The Native American deification of the peyote cactus is centuries old.

History of the Peyote Cactus and the Native American Church

Peyote buttons, named so because the top of the cactus that grows above soil is circular-shaped like a button, were uncovered in the Shumla Cave in Texas and have been radiocarbon dated to 5,000 BC. The Huichol tribe, who still uses peyote as a sacrament to this day, started their ritual peyote hunt as early as 200 AD (Fikes, 1996). When European immigrants first arrived to the new world, they misunderstood the Native American use of peyote. Ultimately, the route and timing of the diffusion of peyote use throughout the United States is unclear. Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma.

MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people looking to party: Individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma

In a Ask Me Anything session Wednesday, Tony Macie, a 27-year-old retired U.S. Army sergeant from Vernon, Vt., praised the drug for helping him conquer his PTSD symptoms when psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants couldn't. Ethnobotany Vault : Spiritual Use - Journal Article #3. The International Journal of ParapsychologyVol VIII (No. 2) Spring 1966; 295-313by Walter N. Pahnke The claim has been made that the experience facilitated by psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline, can be similar or identical to the experience described by the mystics of all ages, cultures, and religions.

The Eight Circuits of Consciousness. The four evolving future 'brains' are:V.

The Eight Circuits of Consciousness

THE NEUROSOMATIC CIRCUIT When this fifth "body-brain" is activated, flat Euclidean figure-ground configurations explode multi-dimensionally. Gestalts shift, in McLuhan's terms, from linear VISUAL SPACE to all-encompassing SENSORY SPACE. Psychedelics Encyclopedia - Peter Stafford. Shamanism-and-early-Human-Technology.-The-Technology-of-Transcendence. Mathew Charles Lamb. Mathew Charles "Matt" Lamb (5 January 1948 – 7 November 1976) was a Canadian spree killer who, in 1967, avoided Canada's then-mandatory death penalty for capital murder by being found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Mathew Charles Lamb

Abandoned by his teenage mother soon after his birth in Windsor, Ontario, Lamb suffered an abusive upbringing at the hands of his step-grandfather, leading him to become emotionally detached from his relatives and peers. He developed violent tendencies, which manifested themselves in his physical assault of a police officer at the age of 16 in February 1964, and his engaging in a brief shoot-out with law enforcement ten months later. After this latter incident he spent 14 months, starting in April 1965, at Kingston Penitentiary, a maximum security prison in eastern Ontario. Lamb continued to show improvement, becoming a productive labourer on Barker's farm and earning the trust of the doctor's family.

Early life[edit] Kingston Penitentiary[edit] Shooting spree[edit] Ayahuasca Reports in category: First Times. Psychoactive Vaults : "The Psychedelics and Religion" by Walter Houston Clark. This document in other languages: Hungarian - Introduction In 1968 Ralph Metzner wrote of Walter Houston Clark, (in The Ecstatic Adventure) THERE ARE NOT too many men in their sixties, professional academics at that, who have preserved sufficient openness to experience and receptivity to new ideas to accept the idea of personal experimentation with psychedelic drugs.

Psychoactive Vaults : "The Psychedelics and Religion" by Walter Houston Clark

OPEN Foundation. Drugs and the Meaning of Life. (Photo by JB Banks) (Note 6/4/2014: I have revised this 2011 essay and added an audio version.

Drugs and the Meaning of Life

—SH) Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. Drugs are another means toward this end.