Erowid - (Build 20090824085414) :: T R Y P T A M I N D . C O M :: This is your brain on love (and other drugs) | Health Tech Forget about roses. If you really want to nail it tonight, try this on for size: Darling, when you touch my face like that, my dorsolateral middle frontal gyrus is but one region that releases a variety of chemicals into my blood stream, thus beginning their incredibly rewarding--and speedy--journey to my nether regions and resulting in undulating pleasures. So say researchers at Syracuse University who found, in their 2010 MRI study, "The Neuroimaging of Love," that falling in love takes about a fifth of a second, looks neurologically similar to getting high on cocaine, and affects sophisticated cognitive functions, including metaphors and body image. Which means you could also charm the object of your neuro-affection with the line: "Darling, given how quickly we fell in love, we should be celebrating the mere achievement of simply liking each other after the initial high wore off."
Scientists suggest fresh look at psychedelic drugs | Reuters (Build 20100722155716) the Lycaeum - Entheogen Definition Definition of "Entheogenic" Quick Definition: mind altering, psychedelic, spirit inducing, shamanistic substance Some of you who stumble upon this website may be slightly puzzled by a word in our header that is probably unfamiliar to many: Entheogenic. Converted into a noun, the word becomes Entheogen, and the two terms have recently become quite popular among aficionados of botanically and chemically fueled visionary experiences. Rolling off the tongue somewhat easier than the earlier "psychedelic" and also free of that word's accumulated cultural baggage, they have become the terms of choice for many modern psychonauts to refer to their plant and chemical teachers and the states of consciousness that result from their ingestion; in fact, there is now even a print publication devoted to such matters entitled "The Entheogen Review." En = Within, Inner Theo = Divine, God Gen = Becoming, Creating In 1978 R. There you have it, the meaning of the word Entheogen.
Leda > About Leda The Lycaeum Entheogen Database (Leda) was created to organize the complex and ever-expanding web of entheogen information. Leda picks up where our old drug archives left off. Our intent is to absorb all available entheogenic knowledge, cross-reference it for you, and make it browseable through an intuitive interface. This is a community project of immense size and complexity. As volunteers attempt to fill our continually growing vessel with knowledge, we are reminded of how little we actually know about these teachers, and how much research has yet to be done. Contributing We are always looking for help in the following areas: Quality AssuranceWe need swarms of people to generally poke and prod at the database and send in reports of bugs, inconsistencies, user interface issues, and suggestions. Please send new content, bug reports, suggestions, etc. and other database-related items to email@example.com. To volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. History
Psychoactive Vaults : Psychedelic Crisis FAQ This FAQ is not regularly updated or maintained. It may include out-of-date information. Please check the version date to see when it was most recently revised. Disclaimer This FAQ is presented for informational purposes only. Credits The information contained in this FAQ has been culled from a variety of sources. Revision History 0.5 - 09/10/97 - Assembled emails and passed around for comment 1.0 - 05/03/98 - Created the basic HTML, FAQ. 1.1 - 11/07/98 - Added index, disclaimer, credits, and significantly improved organization. 1.2 - 12/18/99 - Updated Antidotes section. 2.0 - 08/22/01 - Reorganized from a realtime usage perspective, added Assessment section 2.1 - 08/01/05 - Changed reference to CPR/Rescue Breathing in "Critical or Life Threatening Situation" section 2.2 - 02/17/14 - Added Tripsit link Introduction There are a lot of different situations in which someone might need help while using psychoactives. Assessment Type of Situation Is there immediate or potential physical danger?
The Psychedelic Library Access the North American Mirror Site Alas! the forbidden fruits were eaten, And thereby the warm life of reason congealed. A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam, Like as the Dragon's tail dulls the brightness of the moon The files in this library are transmitted under the "Fair Use" rulingsregarding the 1976 Copyright Act for NON-profit academic, research, and general information purposes. Online Books : "Golden Guide Hallucinogenic Plants" by R.E. Schultes The Golden GuideHallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes What are hallucinogenic plants? Open the Book(This online version is presented in 10 page segments.) See Erowid Library/Book store entry or download it as golden_guide.zip (approx 4.5 MB)
Leda > The Plant Kingdom and Hallucinogens by Richard Evans Schultes A wonderfully written book by the Father of Ethnobotany The plant kingdom and hallucinogens (part I) Ph.D., F.L.S. "These substances have formed a bond of union between men of opposite hemispheres, the uncivilized and the civilized; they have forced passages which, once open, proved of use for other purposes; they have produced in ancient races characteristics which have endured to the present day, evidencing the marvellous degree of intercourse that existed between different peoples just as certainly and exactly as a chemist can judge the relations of two substances by the reactions." Lewin The use of hallucinogenic substances goes far back into human pre-history. In 1855, Ernst Freiherr von Bibra published the first book of its kind, Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch, in which he considered some 17 plant narcotics and stimulants and urged chemists to study assiduously a field so promising for research and so fraught with enigmas. Ernst von Bibra (1808-1878). Amanita muscaria
Disregard Everything I Say rites of passage project Welcome to the MAPS Rites of Passage project, an alternative to the abstinence-only drug abuse prevention strategies currently dominating public discourse. Acknowledging that experimentation with consciousness is nearly universal, we believe that the creation of socially-sanctioned contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana may be a powerful approach to reducing drug abuse. In other words, education about appropriate drug use may be more effective in reducing drug abuse than the pursuit of an undesirable and entirely unobtainable "Drug-Free" world. MAPS' Rites of Passage project is thus an effort to provide information to families, particularly parents and their adolescent children and young adults, about the potential benefits and risks of an educated and careful relationship with psychedelics and marijuana. Have you experienced psychedelics or marijuana with family members?
Drug laws abroad There are currently more than 1,500 Britons in foreign jails for drug offences. Before you pack that ounce, you may want to read on. What's the worst that could happen? Many countries outside the UK refuse to grant bail before trial and often detain people in solitary confinement Being caught by UK customs with a small amount of class C drugs, for personal use only, may just get you a financial penalty rather than a court case, however you will get a customs record, and if caught again you will get a criminal prosecution. Countries with a hardline stance on drugs Death penalty Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Heavy prison sentences Cyprus: zero tolerance policy towards drugs and possession will usually lead to a hefty fine or even life imprisonmentGreece: possession of even small quantities of drugs can lead to lengthy and even life imprisonment South East Asia: sentences of 40 to 50 years are not uncommon Harsh sentences If you are arrested Updated: 14/10/2008
Nootropic Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn. Availability and prevalence At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews. These drugs are purportedly used primarily to treat cognitive or motor function difficulties attributable to such disorders as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and ADHD. Academic use Several factors positively and negatively influence the use of drugs to increase cognitive performance. Drugs