Tim Leary Vault : Using LSD to Imprint the Tibetan-Buddhist Experience. Having read this preparatory manual one can immediately recognize symptoms and experiences that might otherwise be terrifying, only because of lack of understanding.
Recognition is the key word. Recognizing and locating the level of consciousness. This guidebook may also be used to avoid paranoid trips or to regain transcendence if it has been lost. Ram Dass on LSD and Unity. I Was So High. You Have a Constitutional Right to Psychedelics. The problem: we do not suppress books and the ideas they contain; we do suppress psychedelic mindstates and the ideas they contain.
When psychedelics are used in a medical context, it is appropriate to call them “drugs,” but not in non-medical contexts. In this essay we’ll sample their intellectual uses, see how they provide insightful ideas about what it means to be a person, and ways to enrich our understanding of human culture. In this purpose, we’ll simply use the common language noun psychedelics. Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds. By Rachel Feltman July 3 at 8:47 AM REUTERS/Mark Makela Psychedelic mushrooms can do more than make you see the world in kaleidoscope.
Research suggests they may have permanent, positive effects on the human brain. In fact, a mind-altering compound found in some 200 species of mushroom is already being explored as a potential treatment for depression and anxiety. People who consume these mushrooms, after “trips” that can be a bit scary and unpleasant, report feeling more optimistic, less self-centered, and even happier for months after the fact. The study examined brain activity in those who’d received injections of psilocybin, which gives “shrooms” their psychedelic punch.
After injections, the 15 participants were found to have increased brain function in areas associated with emotion and memory. How Psychedelics Saved My Life « Reset.me Reset.me. Amber Lyon is an Emmy Award-winning former CNN investigative news correspondent.
I invite you to take a step back and clear your mind of decades of false propaganda. Governments worldwide lied to us about the medicinal benefits of marijuana. Buddhism and Psychedelics - Zig Zag Zen. Buddhism and Psychedelics: "Zig Zag Zen" -- Reviewed by Geoffrey Redmond, MD -- Zig Zag Zen -- by Allan Hunt Badiner and Alex Grey The use of psychedelic drugs is that dark little secret behind the popular origins of Eastern spirituality in America, but if they really open the mind in the same ways meditative experiences do, why shouldn't they be legitimated and brought out into the open?
Neurons-to-nirvana-understanding-psychedelic-medicines. Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanislav Grof’s professional career has covered a period of over 50 years in which his primary interest has been research of the heuristic and therapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. This included initially four years (1956-1960) of laboratory research of psychedelics -- LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and tryptamine derivatives -- and 14 years of research of psychedelic psychotherapy. He spent seven of these years (1960-1967) as Principal Investigator of the psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Reset.me. Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering. Photo: AP Photo/ Paulo Duarte On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin.
Some thought Lisbon would become a drug tourist haven, others predicted usage rates among youths to surge.Eleven years later, it turns out they were both wrong. Over a decade has passed since Portugal changed its philosophy from labelling drug users as criminals to labelling them as people affected by a disease. Study: Magic Mushrooms Could Help with Depression. At least three different formal psychiatric studies on the effects of psilocybin, extracted from “magic mushrooms”, were performed on voluntary subjects who had never experienced psychedelics before.
All had similar positive results. The motive for these studies was investigating the potential for treating depression and other psychiatric maladies with psilocybin. Photography: Sarah Schoenfeld puts recreational drugs under the microscope, with spectacular results! After years spent working in notorious Berlin nightclubs, photographer Sarah Schoenfeld is the first person to admit an astute awareness of the unique effects of recreational drugs.
After observing first-hand the hedonistic behaviour of hardened ravers, she decided to bypass her voyeuristic gaze by taking a range of mind-altering substances and placing them directly onto developed photo negatives. Turning her studio into a laboratory, Sarah squeezed drops of various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto exposed film, blowing them up to large scale prints that reveal incredible shapes and colours, and the unique inner universes hiding within these substances.
Consider our minds altered. Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (Speed) The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns. Pregnancy decisions like this should be discussed with a doctor.
One of the numerous things pregnant women have to be concerned with is what goes into their bodies. No caffeine, no smoking, no alcohol, and traditionally, no marijuana either. Psychedelic Experience and Spiritual Practice. The Psychedelic Experience. A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead By Timothy Leary, Ph.D., Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., & Richard Alpert, Ph.D. The authors were engaged in a program of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs at Harvard University, until sensational national publicity, unfairly concentrating on student interest in the drugs, led to the suspension of the experiments. Session Games People Play: A Manual for the Use of LSD. Introduction So You’re Going to Take LSD Session Games. Introduction. Over 300 mushroom stones have been found throughout Mesoamerica, some dating as far back as 1000 B.C.
The mushroom stone above was found in the Guatemalan highlands and was one of the first to be discovered. Photograph reprinted courtesy of Wasson Library, Harvard Botanical Museum.