Salvia Divinorum, DMT, Message about TV, Culture, Music, and Religon - Terence McKenna Salvia divinorum Salvia divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage, ska María Pastora, Seer's sage, and by its genus name Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce dissociative effects. Its native habitat is within cloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico, growing in shady and moist locations. The plant grows to over a meter high, has hollow square stems, large leaves, and occasional white flowers with violet calyx. Salvia divinorum has a long and continuous tradition of religious use by Mazatec shamans, who use it to facilitate visionary states of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions. Media stories generally raise alarms over Salvia divinorum's legal status and are sometimes headlined with generally ill-supported comparisons to LSD or other psychoactive substances. Salvia divinorum remains legal in most countries and, within the United States, is legal in the majority of states. Terrence McKenna - Salvia Divinorum Part 2 of 2 Its Legal!!!
Drugs and the Meaning of Life (Photo by JB Banks) (Note 6/4/2014: I have revised this 2011 essay and added an audio version.—SH) Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. Drugs are another means toward this end. One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. However, we should not be too quick to feel nostalgia for the counterculture of the 1960s. Drug abuse and addiction are real problems, of course, the remedy for which is education and medical treatment, not incarceration. I discuss issues of drug policy in some detail in my first book, The End of Faith, and my thinking on the subject has not changed. I have two daughters who will one day take drugs. (Pokhara, Nepal) Ott, J.
Bufo alvarius: The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert Bufo alvarius: The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert by Albert MostGila, ArizonaSummer 1983 To Pat and Quanah Neither the author, illustrator, nor publisher assume any liability for the application of the information contained in this pamphlet. Part One The Sonoran Desert is a vast irregular-shaped area of some 120,000 square miles. One of the most unique inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert is the native toad, Bufo alvarius. This delicate desert environment, like most places on earth, has not been overlooked by man in his constant compulsion to manipulate nature. B. alvarius is nocturnal and remains underground throughout the day, escaping the extreme temperatures with the strategy of subterranean life. Each of these glands consists of many oval-shaped lobules about two millimeters in diameter. The venom from B. alvarius contains a very peculiar and constant spectrum of biogenic amines. 5-MEO-DMT is a potent hallucinogen, psychoactive in man at doses of three to five milligrams.
Hallucinatory Near-Death Experiences Computer simulation of a recurring lattice tunnel hallucination, or form constant, generated using retino- cortical mapping. Image inverted for effect. Reprinted with the permission of Paul C. Even if we disregard the overwhelming evidence for the dependence of consciousness on the brain, there remains strong evidence from reports of near-death experiences themselves that NDEs are not glimpses of an afterlife. (1) discrepancies between what is seen in the out-of-body component of an NDE and what's actually happening in the physical world; (2) bodily sensations incorporated into the NDE, either as they are or experienced as NDE imagery; (3) encountering living persons during NDEs; (4) the greater variety of differences than similarities between different NDEs, where specific details of NDEs generally conform to cultural expectation; (5) the typical randomness or insignificance of the memories retrieved during those few NDEs that include a life review; Out-of-Body Discrepancies
Expansion of Consciousness. DMT: The Spirit Molecule Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic substance that appears in many plants all over the world and even the human body. Because DMT "is" the spirit molecule, it is the reason we dream and the source of having near death experience. Our bodies produce DMT in our sleep within our brain in the pineal gland, which is considered to be the third eye. Pharmaceutical-grade DMT is the gateway to a myriad trans-dimensional realms that hold the keys of mind-expansion and forbidden knowledge. Spiritual people meditate to self produce DMT into creating a inner world of vision. Why is DMT illegal if it occurs naturally in everyone's brain? Think about this. Dr. Steve Jobs called LSD “one of the two or three most important things” he'd experienced. However, for decades, the U.S. government banned medical studies of the effects of LSD. The government does not want us to expand our consciousness. Terence McKenna - Reclaim Your Mind Joe Rogan on Hemp, Marijuana and DMT
Free-radical theory of aging Strictly speaking, the free radical theory is only concerned with free radicals such as superoxide ( O2- ), but it has since been expanded to encompass oxidative damage from other reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), or peroxynitrite (OONO-). Denham Harman first proposed the free radical theory of aging in the 1950s, and in the 1970s extended the idea to implicate mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species. In some model organisms, such as yeast and Drosophila, there is evidence that reducing oxidative damage can extend lifespan. In mice, interventions that enhance oxidative damage generally shorten lifespan. However, in roundworms (Caenorhabditis elegans), blocking the production of the naturally occurring antioxidant superoxide dismutase has recently been shown to increase lifespan. Whether reducing oxidative damage below normal levels is sufficient to extend lifespan remains an open and controversial question. Background 
BREAKTHROUGH: DMT Found in the Pineal Gland of Live Rats In a major breakthrough in consciousness and psychedelic studies, Cottonwood Research Foundation has published a paper (soon to appear in the Journal Biomedical Chromatography) documenting the presence of DMT in the brains of living rats. For decades researchers have hypothesized that DMT may be one of the neurochemicals responsible for consciousness, dreams and visionary experiences. It’s certainly responsible for these and ever weirder experiences for those who have smoked it or taken Ayahuasca. Now we have clear proof of DMT being manufactured in the living Pineal Glands of rats, and that the genes responsible for this exist in the Pineal Gland and Retina! From the press release: We’re excited to announce the acceptance for publication of a paper documenting the presence of DMT in the pineal glands of live rodents. More info at Cottonwood Research Foundation
DISC assessment DiSC is a behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers on four different personality traits: Dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. This theory was then developed into a personality assessment tool by industrial psychologist Walter Vernon Clarke. There are many different versions of the questionnaire and profile. Because the versions of the assessment do vary, practitioners are cautioned to ask for evidence for the validity of a prospective version before using. History Marston was an accomplished man who was not only a lawyer and a psychologist; he also produced the first functional lie detector polygraph, authored self-help books and created the Wonder Woman comic. Dominance Perceives oneself as more powerful than the environment, and perceives the environment as unfavorable. Inducement Perceives oneself as more powerful than the environment, and perceives the environment as favorable. Submission Compliance
Can DMT Connect the Human Brain to a Parallel Universe? If you'd asked this question a few decades ago you'd have been met with raucous laughter – nowadays, however, the idea of parallel universes is taken seriously by scientists at the cutting edge, while our understanding of consciousness is slowly but surely outgrowing the materialistic understanding developed in Victorian times. Learning Mind takes a look at the pioneering work of Rick Strassman. Rick Strassman in his book «DMT: the Spirit Molecule», claims that DMT, which is one of the most powerful psychedelic drugs, can provide a reliable and regular access to the other planes of existence. In fact, they are always there and constantly transmit information. But we cannot perceive them because we are simply not designed for this: our ‘program’ keeps us tuned to the standard, mentally ‘normal’ channel. Just a few seconds are needed for the spirit molecule to reach the brain and change the mental channel, opening our minds to other planes of existence.