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 Created by Merwin Gerard and produced by Collier Young, One Step Beyond was hosted by John Newland, "your guide to the supernatural" (also credited as "Our guide into the world of the unknown"). Among its varied tales, One Step Beyond dealt with premonition of death ("The Lincoln Assassination") and disaster ("Tidal Wave", "Night of April 14th"); astral projection ("The Long Call"); the existence of ghosts ("The Last Time"); and wildly improbable coincidence ("The Glider", "Death on the Mountain", etc.). "The Sacred Mushroom" A January 1961 episode, "The Sacred Mushroom", deals with the discovery of mind-altering drugs. Notable Guest Stars Many famous and some not-yet famous actors appeared in episodes of the series, including the following: Production Notes
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. Later that day, Thumper’s older sister, home on break from UCLA, called. His sister never came home. A month later, Thumper came home from school and heard yelling and screaming again. “So I went in search of my sister and stopped by Mystic Arts right across from Taco Bell” on Pacific Coast Highway. Thumper thumbed a ride. He tapped his buck-naked sister on the shoulder. “She’s like, ‘Not on me.’ The Brotherhood viewed marijuana and acid as sacraments.
27cf6c53aa22570cca071a4f076aaf33 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 THE JOYOUS COSMOLOGY by Alan W. One of the world's leading investigators of the psychology of religion evaluates the psychedelic experience both objectively and from the vantage of the author's own personal experiments. LSD, MY PROBLEM CHILD by Albert Hofmann Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD and discoverer of psilocybin, the active principle of the "magic mushroom," recounts the history of his discoveries. Acting on an insight into the true nature of the Mysteries of Eleusis, R. THE ECSTATIC ADVENTURE edited and introduced by Ralph Metzner THE NATURAL MIND by Andrew Weil
Carl A. P. Ruck Carl A. P. Ruck (born December 8, 1935, Bridgeport, Connecticut), is a professor in the Classical Studies department at Boston University. He received his B.A. at Yale University, his M.A. at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. Entheogen theory Carl Ruck is best known for his work along with other scholars in mythology and religion on the sacred role of entheogens, or psychoactive plants that induce an altered state of consciousness, as used in religious or shamanistic rituals. The book The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries, co-authored by Ruck with Albert Hofmann and R. The Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist (2001) explores the role that entheogens in general, and Amanita muscaria in particular, played in Greek and biblical mythology and later on in Renaissance painting, most notably in the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald. Bibliography References External links
Dr Andrija Puharich, Official website 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." For additional information on cannabis, check out the Sputnik Cannabis Page or the Sputnik THC Page. The Sputnik Drug Information Zone
ALBERT HOFMANN. LE PÈRE DU LSD DISPARAIT À 102 ANS, APRèS AVOIR ETE FÊTE AU WORLD PSYCHEDELIC FORUM (BÂLE) | SUR LE VIF NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. (Portrait de Albert Hofmann sur le site MAPS, l'association des études psychédéliques) -J’ai repris du LSD il y a trois ans. (Sur le site MAPS, l'association des études psychédéliques) "Le LSD devrait pouvoir être utilisé comme la morphine, en usage contrôlé et réglementé, et non pas interdit, reprend Albert Hofmann. ----------------------------- Première auto-médication (Un buvard imbibé de LSD représentant Albert Hofmann) Nous sommes en 1943, Albert Hofmann pense qu’il a n’a pas exploré tous les secrets de l’ergot, et surtout de " la 25e substance des descendants synthétiques de l’acide lysergique ", le LSD 25, dont il espère obtenir un stimulant respiratoire et circulatoire, vu sa parenté chimique avec l’acide nicotinique (" la coramine ", analeptique connu). 0, 25 milligramme, c’est une dose très forte de LSD. Recherches en psychiatrie Dans les années qui suivent, le LSD va donner naissance à des nombreuses expérimentations, tant animales qu’humaines. (Buvards de LSD)
| 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. My subject is the use of ayahuasca in the healing of all manner of medical conditions, from cancer to addiction. And you might say what can possibly a plant do to heal such dire and life-threatening medical problems? Underlying that set of assumptions are two other assumptions. Cancer Addiction Now addiction.
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 Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost exclusively beneath Pine trees. 1 - Comment received by Email from Dave Spacey: 'There is no DMT in Amanita Muscaria.' The pinecone shaped pineal gland is an organ that produces the same DMT found in the pine tree fungus, Amanita muscaria.
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. Books External links "The Cosmic Serpent" an interview in ascent magazine.
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). He also gave the first ethnographic description of a pastoral nomadic people, the Scythians. Like totally far out!