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Smart drugs / nootropics ?

Smart drugs / nootropics ?
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Review of Galantamine: the Lucid Dreaming Pill So you’re considering the red pill… Galantamine has emerged as THE lucid dreaming pill. This natural supplement has been used for centuries in China as a memory enhancer, and was even noted by the ancient Greeks for its powerful mind-inducing effects. Now we know that galantamine indirectly promotes dreaming sleep as well as lucid dreaming, which is the art of becoming self-aware in your dreams. There’s a lot of hype about galantamine, so I want to cover the basics about how it works on the brain, the studies that have proven its effectiveness, and my personal recommendations for experimentation with this safe and natural supplement. I also want to be brutally honest about some of the mild psychological and physical side effects as well. Want to cut to the chase? Galantamine & Memory red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) Galantamine is found in the natural world in many plant sources, including the common daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus). How Galantamine Works On your Brain Laberge’s results?

A drug can make sleep optional Stuff like this is the dry straw of punditry: There’s virtually nothing about Modafinil’s off-label use that doesn’t invite speculation, and no way to disprove that speculation in the short term. Will not having to sleep mean managers will work longer hours? Will lower-level workers? Will marriages crumble after doubling the amount of time you have to stay interesting to your partner? Will the bars ever close? As it happens, the drug had been around as a narcolepsy treatment since its UK launch in 1998, and has already generated a fair amount of scholarship around those questions. Why precisely would society want to regulate or govern sleepiness and alertness in this way? That does sound bad. UK sociologist Catherine Coveney interviewed students—who have taken to the drug as a procrastination aid—and night shift workers.

Terence McKenna Land media/McKenna streaming audio and video Rupert Sheldrake hosts many excellent realaudio streams including Trialogues at the Edge of the MilleniumPart I and Part II led by Terence (1.5 hours each) The Trip Receptacles : MP3 clips from all-psychedelic, all-entheogen radio, transmitted via KPFA in Berkeley with Stanislav Grof, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, Albert Hoffman, Rick Strassman, Fritjof Capra, Andrew Weil, D.M. Turner and many others. Several rare video clips at Global Webtrance. Let Talk With Terence! Spoken Word Transcriptions Transcription of Zuvuya's Dream Matrix TelemetryTwo chapters from the audio version of True Hallucinations not included in the printed book! Hyperspace, the Gaian supermind, global rave telepathy, and more inRe-Evolution. Ordinary Language, Visible Language, and Virtual Reality.Excerpts from A Weekend with Terence McKenna parts ONE and TWO. The monstrously vast Camden Centre Talk.

Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness photo: meddygarnet Happiness is, by nature, a subjective quality with a definition like a moving target. There is scant evidence — qualitative or quantitative — to lend convincing support to those life variables most critical in determining individual happiness, which is likely why past researchers committed to the scientific method rarely tried to tackle the subject. This is changing. While we’re not entirely convinced of this marriage between science and subjectivity, we can still offer up a top 10 of things that determine human happiness, as supported by this growing body of research. No.10 – Having a short memory Are you one to hold grudges? No.9 – Exacting fairness According to a recently published study in the prestigious journal Nature, people derive more happiness from scenarios and situations that result in a perceived fairness for everyone involved, even when this fairness goes against self-interest or comes at some personal cost. No.8 – Having lots of friendships No.2 – Good genes

Stanislav Grof Biography[edit] As founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (founded in 1977), he went on to become distinguished adjunct faculty member of the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a position he remains in today. Grof was featured in the film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within, a 2006 documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world.[3] He was also featured in five other documentaries.[4] Teachings[edit] Grof distinguishes between two modes of consciousness: the hylotropic and the holotropic.[5] The hylotropic[6] refers to "the normal, everyday experience of consensus reality All the cultures in human history except the Western industrial civilization have held holotropic states of consciousness in great esteem. Grof connects modern man's inability to fully and honestly grapple with his psychic conflicts to the contemporary ecological crisis: Bibliography[edit] See also[edit]

Modafinil - the time-shifting drug The wonders of pharmacology keep appearing regularly, each new drug seemingly too good to be true. In recent times there have been several killer apps for the drug industry – chemical substances that replace depression with a happy disposition or bolster a flagging sex drive to royal command performance (with encore) levels. Prozac and Viagra provided benefits so compelling they have entered everyday language and have a global following. Now there’s another “drug-most-likely-to-succeed” – this one enables you to stay awake for 40+ hours with close to full mental capacity with few side effects Modafinil improves memory, and enhances one's mood, alertness and cognitive powers. Marketed as Provigil ', 'Aletec' and 'Vigicer', Modafinil is a psychostimulant approved by the US Federal Drug Administration for improving wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with shift work sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea / hypopnea syndrome and narcolepsy. So how good is it?

Transpersonal psychology Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development, consciousness and spirituality.[3][4] Transpersonal psychology has also made contributions to the fields of psychotherapy[5] and psychiatry.[6][7] Definition[edit] Lajoie and Shapiro[8] reviewed forty definitions of transpersonal psychology that had appeared in academic literature over the period from 1968 to 1991. Development of the academic field[edit] Origins[edit] Dr.

Cannabis (Marijuana) Vault : Effects The primary effects sought by those using cannabis recreationally are euphoria, relaxation, and changes in perception. Effects vary depending on dosage, with effects at low doses including a sense of well-being, mild enhancement of senses (smell, taste, hearing), subtle changes in thought and expression, talkativeness, giggling, increased appreciation of music, increased appetite, and mild closed-eye visuals. At higher doses, sense of time is altered, attention span and memory are frequently affected, and thought processes and mental perception may be significantly altered. One of the most common comments about cannabis is that it enhances the appreciation of sensory experiences without substantially changing the perceptual experience. At overly high doses, the effects are often likened to other psychedelics and panic and dysphoria (bad mood) are more common.

Psychologie transpersonnelle Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La psychologie transpersonnelle est une école de psychologie née au tout début des années 70 de la rencontre entre plusieurs thérapeutes, dont Abraham Maslow (cofondateur de la psychologie humaniste) et Stanislav Grof (fondateur de la respiration holotropique). Considérée comme la quatrième vague en psychologie (après la psychanalyse, le cognitivo-comportementalisme, le courant existentiel-humaniste), elle se situe dans la lignée de psychanalystes comme Carl Gustav Jung et Roberto Assagioli notamment, bien que fondée postérieurement. Elle intègre aux découvertes des 3 écoles psychologiques classiques (TCC, psychanalyse, thérapies humanistes-existentielles), les données philosophiques et pratiques des grandes traditions spirituelles (religions et chamanisme), ainsi qu’une étude approfondie des états modifiés de conscience. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] En 1969, le Journal of Transpersonal Psychology est fondé. 1.