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Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind By Dampening Brain Activity, May Help Depression

Magic Mushrooms Expand the Mind By Dampening Brain Activity, May Help Depression
(Updated) More than half a century ago, author Aldous Huxley titled his book on his experience with hallucinogens The Doors of Perception, borrowing a phrase from a 1790 William Blake poem (which, yes, also lent Jim Morrison’s band its moniker). Blake wrote: If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern. Based on this idea, Huxley posited that ordinary consciousness represents only a fraction of what the mind can take in. In order to keep us focused on survival, Huxley claimed, the brain must act as a “reducing valve” on the flood of potentially overwhelming sights, sounds and sensations. A new study by British researchers supports this theory. Under the influence of mushrooms, overall brain activity drops, particularly in certain regions that are densely connected to sensory areas of the brain. Related:  MINDpsychedelic

Remote Viewing, Psychic Self-defence, Remote Psychotherapy Johns Hopkins study finds Psilocybin dosage 'sweet spot' for positive and lasting effects The use of mushrooms by man for practical, culinary or recreational purposes is said to date back to at least Paleolithic times, with perhaps the best-known variety in recent times being Amanita muscaria or Fly Agaric. Nibbling on one side of this fungus made Alice grow in size and the other made her shrink, leading to some rather bizarre adventures and inspiring one of my favorite songs - White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. The favored psychoactive mushrooms of the drop-out 1960s, though, were members of the Psilocybe genus. Psilocybin is produced by over 200 species of fungi and its hallucinogenic, often spiritual, influence has long been well known. The latest Psilocybin study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine set out to discover the "sweet spot" dose of pure chemical Psilocybin that would offer users all the positive benefits while minimizing the negative effects. Lie back and look inward Early days, more to come Source: Council on Spiritual Practices

ASN * American Society for Neurochemistry * Home Page Anti-anhedonic effect of ketamine and its ... [Transl Psychiatry. 2014] Home Could LSD Provide a Possible Cure for ADHD? - Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies This short Blog is simply asking a questions, Regarding the potential for curative effects of LSD 25 on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Regarding ADHD and LSD: I have an anomalous experience regarding curative effects of LSD on attention deficit disorder. The subject is my own experience. I know that the LSD experiences somehow either induced and/or supported a kind of “cure” of my attention deficit. At this point, this is just an effort to gather information on this topic and generate discussion. Mikkal

The case of the missing neurons An amyloid plaque in the brain Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the substantial loss of neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. However, when researchers examine the brains of people who have died with Alzheimer’s, they do not see more dead neurons than in people of the same age without Alzheimer’s. Thousands of cells missing, presumed dead, but how can we solve the mystery – and stop it happening in others – if there are no bodies? To discover what’s going on, we have to consider what might be killing the neurons and how. In this case, it seems that amyloid beta can recruit an unwitting accomplice to do the dirty work: microglial cells, part of the brain’s local immune system. However, whereas standard phagocytosis is deployed to clear the bodies after the victim has died, microglial cells can also eat their prey alive. PS: “Eat me” Microglial cells do not just go around eating everything all the time. Phagocytosis of neurons Twists and tangles The case continues…. Reference: Like this:

How Underground Therapists and Scientists Keep Psychedelic Medicine Alive Despite the Gov't Ban Photo Credit: Shots Studio / September 14, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The following is an article written by Tom Shroder based on his new book Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal: In the past decade, after thirty years in the deep freeze, research into the medicinal use of psychedelic drugs, ranging from psilocybin to Ketamine, and from MDMA to LSD, has begun to accelerate. These developments are not surprising to some who remember the first wave of research and even widespread clinical use of psychedelics in the quarter century after the accidental discovery LSD in 1943. In 1960, a psychiatrist named Sydney Cohen surveyed the results of 44 physicians who had administered 25,000 doses of LSD or mescaline to 5,000 subjects under widely varying conditions. But the powerful drug that was proving surprisingly safe to use in the clinic was creating a panic when used on the streets.

Visualize Daily You can change the world. It's easy. How? In this video, scientist Gregg Braden explains how the Law of Attraction works. That there is a field around us, a collective consciousness, in which we all participate. This collective consciousness creates our reality. The images of Gregg Braden are taken from his video "The Science of Miracles" which can also be found on YouTube. Transcript of the video: "From 1887 until the early 1990's all of western science was based on the principle that what happens in one place, has absolutely no effect on what happens somewhere else. So, I'd like to share with you, three experiments that are absolutely shaking the foundation of western physics. The first was conducted by a Russian physicist, Vladimir Poponin, in the early 1990's. So, Poponin measured the particles, to see how they were distributed. Now, this is precisely what ancient spiritual traditions have always said. The second experiment is a fascinating experiment. So, what does that mean?

LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers Rationale Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has a history of use as a psychotherapeutic aid in the treatment of mood disorders and addiction, and it was also explored as an enhancer of mind control. Objectives The present study sought to test the effect of LSD on suggestibility in a modern research study. Methods Ten healthy volunteers were administered with intravenous (i.v.) Results Volunteers gave significantly higher ratings for the CIS (p = 0.018), but not the MIT (p = 0.11), after LSD than placebo. Conclusions These results imply that the influence of suggestion is enhanced by LSD. Brainwave Entrainment CDs, Brainwave Meditation CDs, Brainwave Generator Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain. The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting "brain regions that don't normally talk together," said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King's College London. The research, which was published today (Oct. 28) in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, is part of a larger effort to understand how psychedelic drugs work, in the hopes that they could one day be used by psychiatrists — in carefully controlled settings — to treat conditions such as depression, Expert said. [Trippy Tales: The History of 8 Hallucinogens] Magic mushrooms Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is best known for triggering vivid hallucinations. But the drug also seems to have more long-lasting effects. Making connections Drug's effect