Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond) is an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961. Overview LEGENDARY SURFERS: "Lords of Acid" [Excerpt of "LORDS OF ACID, How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OC’s Hippie Mafia," By NICK SCHOU, Orange County Weekly, July 7, 2005 ] Thumper knew it was time to run away from home when he saw his dad’s car in the driveway. He was walking home from Laguna Beach’s Thurston Middle School, heading up the hill to his house, reflecting on the fact that, months after the Summer of Love, his mom and dad weren’t quite finished beating the hell out of each other. His dad was vice president of a major perfume manufacturer, rich, and angry.
Book Menu THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION by Aldous Huxley Huxley's classic from 1954, which sparked the rediscovery of psychedelics by a wide and varied audience. "There is nothing the pen of Huxley touches which it does not illuminate, and as the record of a highly civilised, brilliantly articulate man under the influence of an astonishing drug, The Doors of Perception is a tour de force." — The Daily Telegraph, London. ©Mrs. Laura Huxley
Jeremy Narby Jeremy Narby (born 1959) is an anthropologist and writer. Narby grew up in Canada and Switzerland, studied history at the University of Canterbury, and received a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University. Narby spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. Since 1989, Narby has been working as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss NGO, Nouvelle Planète.
Fitz Hugh Ludlow hypertext library Welcome to the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hypertext Library, concentrating primarily on the life and works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow and on pre-prohibition (pre-1937) cannabis use in the United States, with a few other related topics thrown in for good measure. Among the hypertext documents you can browse through at this library are: A Biography of Fitz Hugh Ludlow by Dave Gross.The Apocalypse of Hasheesh -- An essay published anonymously by Fitz Hugh Ludlow that formed the basis for his later book.The Hasheesh Eater -- the book by Ludlow, first published in 1857.What Shall They Do to Be Saved? Excerpts from "An Essay on Hasheesh" by Victor Robinson, from the Medical Review of Reviews (1912)."On the Haschisch or Cannabis Indica" by John Bell, M.D. From The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal April 1857."
Alternet Photo Credit: By Gabor Gastonyi (Clare Day) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL ( via Wikimedia Commons Editor's Note: Gabor Mate says the "unconscious mind" can cause medical afflictions like cancer, addiction and trauma. In his speech at the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference, Mate rejects the assumption that the human mind and body are separate entities, and points to an inherant connection between psychological/environmental experiences and medical afflictions. He contends that the war on drugs is actually a war on drug addicts, and speaks to the addiction cessation potential of psychedelic substances. He also discusses the potential ability of psychedelic substances, particularly ayahuasca, to reverse medical issues like cancer and addiction when coupled with therapy.The following is the transcript of Gabor Mate's speech, "Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious; From Cancer to Addiction," which he delivered at the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland Calif., on April 20, 2013. Cancer
Entheogen A group of peyotes, in cultivation. Peyote has been used in ritual contexts for thousands of years. With the advent of organic chemistry, there now exist many synthetic drugs with similar psychoactive properties, many derived from these plants. Many pure active compounds with psychoactive properties have been isolated from these organisms and chemically synthesized, including mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, salvinorin A, ibogaine, ergine, and muscimol, respectively. Semi-synthetic (e.g. LSD used by the New American Church) and synthetic drugs (e.g.
The World's First Hippies and Their Marijuana Sauna One of my favorite ancient historians is the entertaining and garrulous old Greek Herodotus (b. 484 BC), called the "father of history" by some and the "father of lies" by others. Herodotus was famous for reporting what he heard, which was often fantastic. His book centered on the conflict of Greece and Persia, and in so doing, he took the time to explain the customs and geography of the non-Greek world, from the oldest (Egypt) to the youngest (the Scythian nomads). Throughout, his attitude is exemplified by a comment he makes on Persian customs. After describing the Magi's Zoroastrian custom of killing evil animals (those created by the devil Ahriman such as ants, snakes, cats, and so on, unlike cows, dogs, and other good animals created by the good god Ahura Mazda), he says, "Well, it is an ancient custom, so let them keep it" (p. 58).
SHOP - Psychedelic Press Nemu's Science Revealed out now! Science Revealed shows the process of apocalypse at work in scientific discovery, in the psychology of non-normal states, and in transformative catastrophes in evolutionary and social history. Despite the inelegance of street preachers and the disinterest of the sensible majority, the apocalypse is relevant to our lives, and becoming more so every day. Part 2 is due out in the Autumn. Michael Persinger Michael A. Persinger (born June 26, 1945) is a cognitive neuroscience researcher and university professor with over 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has worked at Laurentian University, located in Sudbury, Ontario, since 1971. He is primarily notable for his experimental work in the field of neurotheology, work which has been increasingly criticized in recent years. Early life Research and academic work
The Atlantean Conspiracy - 45 Jesus, Santa, Mithra and the Magic Mushroom "Have you ever wondered why on Christmas we cut down/carry evergreen trees inside our houses, decorate them with fancy ornaments, and place presents underneath them? So, why do people bring Pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (Red and White) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other and as representations of the love of God and the gift of his Sons life? It is because, underneath the Pine bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’ Substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.” –James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (8)
The Second Coming of Psychedelics Ric Godfrey had the shakes. At night, his body temperature would drop and he’d start to tremble. During the day, he was jumpy.