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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. If the experience starts with light, peace, mystic unity, understanding, and continues along this path, then there is no need to remember the manual or have it reread to you.

Like a road map, consult it only when lost, or when you wish to change course. Planning a Session What is the goal? In the extroverted transcendent experience, the self is ecstatically fused with external objects (e.g., flowers, other people). The mode of communication with other participants should also be agreed on beforehand, to avoid misinterpretations during the heightened sensitivity of ego transcendence. Preparation Religious expectations invite the same advice. 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. Censorship is the issue of contention here ⎯ intellectual censorship. In this chapter, we’ll spot the Singlestate Fallacy as one psychological and intellectual root of this problem, claim a Constitutional right to use psychedelic mindstates, and list some of the ideas which suffer a chilling effect because of our current policies.

This chapter does not propose a solution to this situation, but challenges policy makers and ethicists and hopes that it will help them find one. health law arts. 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. 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. “You’re seeing these areas getting louder, and more active,” he said. In fact, administration of the drug just before or during sleep seemed to promote higher activity levels during Rapid Eye Movement sleep, when dreams occur. Conversely, the subjects of the study had decreased activity in other parts of the brain—areas associated with high level cognition. How Psychedelics Saved My Life « 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. The public has also been misled about psychedelics. These non-addictive substances- MDMA, ayahuasca, ibogaine, psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, and many more- are proven to rapidly and effectively help people heal from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addiction and depression.

Psychedelics saved my life. My Experience with Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms I was drawn to journalism at a young age by the desire to provide a voice for the ‘little guy’. Speaking at a press conference in Lebanon on the human rights abuses I witnessed while reporting in Bahrain. After several years of reporting, I realized an unfortunate consequence of my style- I had immersed myself too deeply in the trauma and suffering of the people I’d interviewed. Why I Chose Psychedelic Drugs Medicines. 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? In Allan Hunt Badiner and Alex Grey's Zig Zag Zen authors, artists, priests, and scientists are brought together to discuss this question. Opinions fall on all sides. Journal of Buddhist Ethics - Volume 11 - 2004 -- Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics -- Reviewed by Geoffrey Redmond, MD - Center for Health Research, Inc. 303 East 83rd St # 25C, New York, NY 10028. - Buddhism and Psychedelics: "Zig Zag Zen" - A review by Geoffrey Redmond, MD - (hereafter abbreviated as ZZZ ) is an attractive book, coffee table in design though not in size.

Drugs and the Inconvenient Fifth Precept. Neurons-to-nirvana-understanding-psychedelic-medicines | Watch Learn Give. 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. This was followed by seven years of research of psychedelic psychotherapy in the United States. The first two of these years, he worked as Clinical and Research Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University and in the Research Unit of the Spring Grove State Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

-Founded and served as president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA). 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. This time lapse has allowed statistics to develop and in time, has made Portugal an example to follow. First, some clarification. Portugal’s move to decriminalize does not mean people can carry around, use, and sell drugs free from police interference. The resulting effect: a drastic reduction in addicts, with Portuguese officials and reports highlighting that this number, at 100,000 before the new policy was enacted, has been halved in the following 10 years.

One more outcome: a lot less sick people. 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. Two of the studies (done in the UK) were conducted by Professor David Nutt, who was considered nutty by superiors when he was chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He was fired from the ACMD by Home Secretary Alan Johnson for resisting the decision to toughen laws on cannabis and publicly stating that alcohol was more harmful than cannabis and the magic mushroom compound, psilocybin. The other study was performed by Johns Hopkins University Medical School, an institution that is never considered nutty.

Surprising Results The subjects were advised to look inward. Here are the study results: 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) Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (Ecstasy) Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (Ketamine) Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (LSD) Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (Heroin) Sarah Schoenfeld: All You Can Feel (MDMA) 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. But did you know that pregnant women in Jamaica have been known to use marijuana to relieve nausea, as well as some of the stress and depression that goes along with pregnancy? To be clear, they tend to use it in the form of a tea or a tonic; not smoking it. Melanie Dreher, a grad student in the late 1960’s, was chosen to perform an ethnographic study on the use of marijuana in Jamaica to document its usage and any possible consequences among pregnant women. Dreher found that in Jamaica, infants exposed to marijuana didn’t have any negative impact on children according to the Brazelton Scale, which is a neonatal behavioral assessment. > Special Delivery | I Read Culture. Psychedelic Experience and Spiritual Practice. These questions keep coming up and were the basis of a conversation with Jack Kornfield in February, 1986.

Here are some sections of that interview, the balance of which will be published in a forthcoming anthology. Incidently, Huston mis-attributed "get the message, hang up the phone" line to Ram Dass. Originally that line was contributed by Alan Watts. This is sort of long. But the questions raised by the original post have no useful short answers. Consider this a critique of the medium where the message has to be reduced to sound bite format. . .

An Interview with Jack Kornfield by Robert Forte "The goal, cannot be stressed too often, is not religious experiences: it is the religious life. RF: Jack, thanks very much for sharing your perspective. JK: There are a couple of things I want to start with, some thoughts I have had on the subject, and we can go on from there. In Asia the tradition has three parts. RF: Are you saying that it instilled in people a thirst for experiences? 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. Since then, the authors have continued their work without academic auspices.

This version of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is dedicated to ALDOUS HUXLEY July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963 with profound admiration and gratitude. "If you started in the wrong way," I said in answer to the investigator's questions, "everything that happened would be a proof of the conspiracy against you. Session Games People Play: A Manual for the Use of LSD. Introduction So You’re Going to Take LSD Session Games Get Me Out of This This One Doesn’t Count Evasion Games Baby Couch Drunk Let’s Have an Orgy Where’s Harry?

Mind Reader I Have All the Answers Messiah Us Against Them Let’s Call It a Day A Few Tips So You’ve Had LSD Appendix on Other Psychedelics and Dosage The need for a practical manual for the use of LSD has become increasingly apparent to those concerned with psychedelic issues over the past four years. So you’re going to take LSD. Before you take LSD, make a graph like this, putting your starting time in place of 0, and the subsequent hours in place of 1, 2, 3, etc. In addition to providing a suitable setting for the session, and approaching it in a tranquil state of mind, you should know how to avoid certain pitfalls. Is the worst of all session games. At this point it may be useful to debunk some of the ideas that make people think there is something to fear. Baby Couch Drunk Let’s Have an Orgy is like Drunk, only worse.

So you’ve had LSD. 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. "Psychedelics" are substances with the ability to expand human awareness beyond our normal modes of perception. The family of psychedelics includes plants, such as psilocybe mushrooms, that have been used in "shamanistic" settings for thousands of years, as well as recently developed synthetic compounds, like LSD and ecstasy.

Psychedelics may be the most amazing substances known to humanity. I am writing this book because in this primitive time of political power struggles and the "war on drugs," most information on psychedelics that reaches the public is negatively biased and erroneous. I consider my research a work in process, by no means definitive or complete.