Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell on the Importance of Psychedelics in 2012
Ketamine Overview : Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic for human and veterinary use. Its hydrochloride salt is sold as Ketanest, Ketaset, and Ketalar, or on the street as Special K. Pharmacologically, ketamine is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist, and like other drugs of this class such as tiletamine, memantine, and phencyclidine ( PCP ), induces a state referred to as "dissociative anesthesia."
Ketamine INTENSITY: 10 - Infinity
Stylised depiction of an activated NMDAR. Glutamate is in the glutamate-binding site and glycine is in the glycine-binding site. Allosteric sites that would cause inhibition of the receptor are not occupied. NMDA receptor
LSD History Comic
History of LSD The psychedelic drug/entheogen LSD was first synthesized by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland on November 16, 1938. It was not until five years later on April 16, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found. Discovery Albert Hofmann, born in Baden, Switzerland, joined the pharmaceutical-chemical department of Sandoz Laboratories, located in Basel as a co-worker with professor Arthur Stoll, founder and director of the pharmaceutical department. He began studying the medicinal plant squill and the fungus ergot as part of a program to purify and synthesize active constituents for use as pharmaceuticals.
Declassified MKUltra documents Project MKUltra is the code name of a U.S. government human research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans through the CIA's Scientific Intelligence Division. The program began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967 and officially halted in 1973. The program engaged in many illegal activities; in particular it used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy.(p74) MKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate people's mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.
Erika Dyck* * Department of History and Classics/Division of Studies for Medical Education, 2–2 Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H4, Canada. LSD Treatment for Alcoholism
Peyote is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license, unless it is being used as part of “bonafide religious ceremonies” (the federal regulation is 42 USC §1996a, “Traditional Indian religious use of the peyote sacrament,” exempting only Native American use, while most state laws exempt any general “bonafide religious activity”). Addictive Potential: None Emergency Room Visits Yearly: ?? Peyote (Mescaline)
Mescaline (3, 4, 5-trimethoxyphenethylamine)is a Schedule I in the United States. This means that it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license. Addictive Potential: None Emergency Room Visits Yearly: ?? Mescaline
INTENSITY: 3 to 8 for most experiences. Mescaline
The Plant with the Answer I am a male (vintage hippy) who has had a fair share of psychadelic experiences in my time.
Psilocybin is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license. Not available by prescription. Fresh and dried psilocybin mushrooms are considered containers of Psilocybin, making them illegal to possess as well. Addictive Potential: None Psilocybin
Psilocybin Mushrooms The Extraterrestrial Inflitration of Earth? INTENSITY: 3 to 7 for most experiences.
Psilocybin and the Concept of Natural Intelligence In this article, I examine some of the new modes of thinking catalysed by a traditionally esteemed shamanic agent, namely the psilocybin mushroom. I will argue that psilocybin can potentiate an eco-psychological experience in which an intelligent aspect to Nature can be directly ascertained. I will further argue that such an experience, such an insight into the intelligence inherent within Nature, has a significant curative role to play in our currently beleaguered relationship with the biosphere. An Ivy Trail Leads the Way
Seeking the Magic Mushroom
MDMA Vault : In the Name of Science: Prior Exposure to MDMA May Block High-Dose Neurotoxicity
MDMA Main Page
Alexander Shulgin on MDMA
Brain on Ecstasy
Study: Ecstacy (MDMA) Does NOT Cause Drain Bamage!
Breaking Convention: MDMA Debate
5-HTP before Ecstasy
Health - 5-HTP & ecstasy
Experience Vaults: Ecstasy & 5-HTP - 5-HTP can ruin Ecstasy - 607
Nice Things to do On E
DMT ~ Water Spirit
Terence McKenna on Entheogens
2C-B (2CB) Vault
Psychedelic Research of the 1950's and 1960's
Working with Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
Avoid Bad Trips