History of LSD The psychedelic drug (or entheogen) lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesized on November 16, 1938 by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. It was not until five years later on April 19, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found. Discovery Albert Hofmann, born in Cyprus, 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.
Meditation Classes in Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness: Dublin Buddhist Centre Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It helps us change the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us. Buddhist meditation techniques offer a way of encouraging and developing positive states of mind, such as calmness, clarity, emotional positivity and a deeper seeing of the true nature of things. The main thing we learn when we meditate is that we have a choice about how we think and feel.
1/6, Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox's settings aren't exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article, we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox settings that you can change on your own and that aren't normally available through the program's graphical interface. LSD Treatment for Alcoholism 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. E-mail: Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org In the 1950s, researchers in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan began treating alcoholics with d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and achieved significant rates of recovery.
Misconceptions about drugs LSD Some of the strangest urban legends told are those about lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a potent psychedelic drug that gained popularity in several countries in the 1960s and 1970s, and experienced a brief resurgence in the mid to late 1990s before declining from 2000 onward. The drug's relation to the 1960s counterculture was likely part of the reason for such legends. Attempted murder "Anyone caught selling LSD can be charged with attempted murder." This is a common urban legend that the psychotropic effect of LSD is such an extreme danger to human life that the seller could face charges of attempted murder or manslaughter.
I Document My Kids Spending Idyllic Summers Without Computers Once again I wanted to present my series that I have been creating since 2012. I capture my children and their cousins during the holidays in the countryside, where they usually spend more than a month each summer. Children come to idyllic natural setting to spend time without a computer, internet, or Playstation. I am very glad that for a while I can feel like in my childhood. I watch them, often participate in games or even invent them. There, I’m happy…
Psilocybin Psilocybin is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute 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. Psilocybin Psilocybin[nb 1] (/ˌsɪləˈsaɪbɪn/ SIL-ə-SY-bin) is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms. The most potent are members of the genus Psilocybe, such as P. azurescens, P. semilanceata, and P. cyanescens, but psilocybin has also been isolated from about a dozen other genera. As a prodrug, psilocybin is quickly converted by the body to psilocin, which has mind-altering effects similar (in some aspects) to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. In general, the effects include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and spiritual experiences, and can include possible adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks.
A Seeker’s Guide to Samadhi Samadhi is a hot topic in yoga circles. Some practitioners believe samadhi and enlightenment are synonymous. Others think samadhi leads to enlightenment, while yet another group is convinced samadhi makes the mind go blank. Some of those seeking samadhi hope it will fall into their hands if they pray hard enough, and others believe the techniques of yoga and meditation will push them toward samadhi or pull samadhi toward them. Peyote (Mescaline) Peyote is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute without a DEA license, unless it is being used as part of “bonafide religious ceremonies” as per 42 USC §1996a. Addictive Potential: None
PLUR Peace Love Unity Respect, commonly shortened with PLUR, is the credo (see mantra) of the rave movement and Electronic Dance Music culture. Originating from early online discussions about rave culture conducted on usenet its usage has been common since the early 1990s, where it became de rigueur on club flyers and especially on club paraphernalia advertising underground outdoor trance parties. It may be interpreted as the raver or clubber's essential philosophy of life, at least insomuch as it relates to interpersonal relationships, with basic directions on how people are expected to behave at a rave gathering.