Peyote on the Brain Peyote on the Brain Is the Secret to Alcoholism and Other Addictions Locked Up in the Hallucinogenic Drugs? John HorganDiscover Magazine February 2003 Even with several tablespoons of peyote in me, by 3 in the morning I'm fading. A barrelchested man wearing a checked shirt and cowboy boots stands over the cedarwood fire and murmurs a prayer in Dine, the Navajo language. My guide to the etiquette of peyote ceremonies is John Halpern, a 34-year-old psychiatrist from Harvard Medical School. Coined in 1956 from the Greek roots for "mind revealing," the term psychedelic refers to the broad range of drugs that include peyote, LSD, and psilocybin, the primary active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms. While recognizing that psychedelics are toxic substances that should not be treated lightly, Halpern thinks some of the drug compounds could have beneficial uses. The power of these ceremonies, Halpern tells me later, is only partly pharmacological.
Magic Mushrooms | Drug Addiction & Abuse | Facts & Information Magic Mushrooms What Are Magic Mushrooms? Magic mushrooms can be eaten raw or they can be cooked or stewed into a tea and drunk; they can also be dried and then stored. Magic Mushroom Street Names Liberties, magics, mushies, liberty cap, psilcybe semilanceata, psilcybin, shrooms, Amani agaric, Fly Agaric Appearance and Use Psilcybin mushrooms are small and tan coloured and bruise blue when they're touched. The biggest danger with taking any magic mushrooms is making sure you're taking the right thing. Magic Mushroom's Effects Both types of mushroom give you a trip. How the trip goes has everything to do with who you are, how you're feeling and how comfortable you are with the people you are with. - You're not in complete control of what you're doing. - Both mushrooms can make you feel sick, tired and disoriented. - Amanita's can make you nervous, twitchy and cold. - Amanita's can make make you feel so withdrawn inside your own head that you can't hold a sensible conversation. Reference: NIDA
Damage ! Experience Vaults: Inhalants - Glue - Citation: William. "Passing the Course: An Experience with Inhalants - Glue (ID 57668)". Erowid.org. Jun 9, 2007. erowid.org/exp/57668 [Erowid Warning: Our understanding of the literature is that there is no such thing as safe use of volatile solvents, aerosols and other street inhalants : their psychoactive effects are inseparable from nerve and organ damage. I have written a story about glue sniffing and out of body experiences, which is an account of the various sensations during a four-year period in my life. My interest in schoolwork dwindled during the first two terms of the second year. I had known of the term glue sniffing, but that was the extent of my knowledge. It was decided the beach would be the best spot for its use, with least disturbances. Having settled down on the steps he gave me a brief description on how to use the substance. Whilst on these steps, in the background I could hear the sound of an ice cream van, or so it first appeared.
Ketamine and near death experience Back to NDE Page Does Ketamine Produce NDEs? Discussion of this topic can occur in the newsgroup alt.consciousness.near-death-exp It is possible that Ketamine HCL (Ketalar, Vetalar, Ketaset) can induce NDEs. Ketamine is an anaesthetic that is available only to physicians and is "scheduled" in several states. Tunnels, experiencing God (even if it is you) and oneness, meeting others, out-of-body experiences, life-changes (including "values"), sometimes frightening experiences, seeing the future, experiencing a true reality, believing that you have died, and experiencing things that words cannot describe are all common elements of Ketamine and NDE experiences. The life-changing aspects of Ketamine are so strong that research in Russia claims that it is very effective in curing alcoholism, phobias, depression, and neuroses. Words from the Russian researcher Dr. A dose of 50 mg (.7 mg/kg) induces a motion picture of colored images when eyes are closed. Words from other Ketamine experiencers:
DANGEROUS !!! LSD Out of Body Experience Citation: Ched. "Mind-Blowingly Intense Out of Body Experience: An Experience with LSD (ID 2690)". Erowid.org. Feb 3, 2001. erowid.org/exp/2690 My trip started out as usual. I began to feel really dizzy, so i relaxed and took in a deep breath. My leg only spasmed for about 5 seconds, but as i regained control of my body, i was still completely and utterly confused about my surroundings. After i figured out what instigated the experience, i walked back up to the field to re-attempt it. I told some of my friends and we agreed to try it again under the supervision of each other. Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them. Recreational Drug Creates Out-of-Body Illusions | Wired Science A popular “club drug” promises to open a scientific window on the strange world of out-of-body experiences, researchers say. Recreational users of a substance called ketamine often report having felt like they left their bodies or underwent other bizarre physical transformations, according to an online survey conducted by psychologist Todd Girard of Ryerson University in Toronto and his colleagues. Ketamine, an anesthetic known to interfere with memory and cause feelings of detachment from one’s self or body, reduces transmission of the brain chemical glutamate through a particular class of molecular gateways. Glutamate generally jacks up brain activity. “Ketamine may disrupt patterns of brain activation that coalesce to represent an integrated body and self, leading to out-of-body experiences,” Girard says. National surveys indicate that 1.6 percent of high school seniors in Canada and the United States have used ketamine at least once. Image: nick see/Flickr See Also:
Global war on drugs 'has failed' say former leaders 2 June 2011Last updated at 09:30 Opiate use rose by 35% worldwide from 1998-2008, in spite of anti-drug efforts The global war on drugs has "failed" according to a new report by a group of politicians and former world leaders. The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users. The panel includes former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the former leaders of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and the entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. The US and Mexican governments have rejected the findings as misguided. The Global Commission's 24-page report argues that anti-drug policy has failed by fuelling organised crime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars and causing thousands of deaths. It cites UN estimates that opiate use increased 35% worldwide from 1998 to 2008, cocaine by 27%, and cannabis by 8.5%. Cesar Gaviria said the US came in for criticism 'No harm to others' Continue reading the main story Analysis Adam MynottBBC News
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy. There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past. However, we at Republic Report think it’s worth showing that there are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books: 1.) RELATED: Why Can’t You Smoke Pot? To receive stories and investigations about political corruption, sign up for our daily digest here. Share and Enjoy Filed under: Lobbying