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Psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic compound found in mushrooms, has increasingly been on the radar of scientists and researchers, who believe it may be helpful in treating anxiety, addiction, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new harvesting method—metabolic engineering—may allow industrial-scale production of highly concentrated psilocybin. It only requires bioengineering a bacterium to poop it out of its cells.... / READ MORE /
As the country increasingly sheds its prohibitionist stereotypes and misconceptions about psychedelic drugs, scientists and psychiatrists are increasingly embracing their potent qualities as “game-changers” in the fight to treat mental health disorders. The new trend unfolding across the U.S. has converted drugs like ketamine—once known primarily as a recreational drug used at raves and underground... / READ MORE /
Featured Photo by Annicet  Imagine being able to go back in time to relive those experiences from your childhood which have had the greatest impact on your life. Imagine being able to witness yourself as a child, but from the perspective of yourself today, looking at traumatic events with the understanding and compassion of an... / READ MORE /
There’s a certain magic to the business of patenting medicines. For decades, pharmaceutical companies have been seeking out indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants and bringing this into the laboratory in order to develop synthesized or variant versions of natural medicines, then patenting them. This is an insanely profitable business model. With the progressive legalization of cannabis in... / READ MORE /
Like the Hindu goddess Kali, the process of evolution moves in a cosmic dance of creation and destruction. The magic of this momentum of movement can at times make the illusory world of the life experience feel like a bit of a hallucination. Technology (and the potential for AI) is evolving at an unprecedented rate,... / READ MORE /
Painting by Mauro Reatigue Perez Late in the night, after preparations have been made—hammocks have been strung, the participants have purged and fasted, and the brew has been sung over—the yagé (ayahuasca) ceremony begins. Sounds of the rainforest merge into a vortex of consciousness where the visible world goes black before the inner visions begin.... / READ MORE /
Stepping into her highest truth and maximizing the boundless healing properties stemming from sources from Mother Earth’s medicine cabinet and within, Chandanni.com Founder, Chandanni Miglino, recognizes the power within personal choice and responsibility. Finding spiritual, mental and psychological balance through the cumulative benefits of Ayurvedic healing, Chandanni’s spirit and ancient wisdom is an example of... / READ MORE /
“The Shaman and the Scientist“, a new documentary film directed by Sarah Hutt and featuring Dennis McKenna, will have its world premiere at The PKD Film Festival in New York City. Join Dennis on Saturday, February 24th, from 3-5 p.m. EST. Dennis will follow the film with a live Q&A. Don’t miss it! The Shaman and... / READ MORE /
MAPS—the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies—has had a meteoric rise in support and enthusiasm lately. E&A spoke with Brad Burge of the MAPS team to talk about cryptocurrency support, growing approval of psychedelic therapy in the mainstream, moving forward with the next MDMA clinical trials and what’s next for MAPS. First of all: thanks for talking... / READ MORE /
Featured art by ROSENFELDTOWN Existing with her gaze perpetually fixed on the horizon, Indigenous Mexican Healer, Maria Sabina, has left behind remnants of her multifaceted mind and lucidly rich understanding of self that have left admirers of her work melting in philosophical reflection for decades. Spending majority of her life in the mountainous region known... / READ MORE /
We live within a remarkable time in which sources of alternative medicine and holistic healing are readily available with contaminants of remediative wizardry that serves to awaken a sense of childlike wonder. Overloading the body, mind and spirit with penetrating psychological and emotional feats of flight while spinning and blazing like a comet from experience... / READ MORE /
A revolutionary new study is once again revealing a natural approach to be far superior to big pharma solutions—this time involving psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. The study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that clinically depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively... / READ MORE /
We live in a world in which human being creates divergent perspectives and opinions on the emotional, spiritual, mental and psychological benefits of experimenting with hallucinogenic substances. The psychedelic drug, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) has been a key component in many scientific research projects that have shifted the overall cultural reaction to the conscious-expanding tool... / READ MORE /
Art Credit: Ben Taylor, Artist http://www.mometo.net WHAT IS IBOGA is a film by David Roma, which offers insight into the sacred African root that’s believed to be a “miracle cure” for heroin addiction. Iboga allows for radical healing through introspective work within the deepest layers of mind, by inducing hallucinogenic trance. Considered to be the central... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Xnilo Watercolors, article by Jay Michaelson In 1954, Aldous Huxley published “The Doors of Perception,” a famous essay observing that the effects of mescaline were remarkably similar to the unitive mysticism of the world’s great religions, particularly Vedanta, the philosophical-mystical form of Hinduism which Huxley practiced. It caused an immediate sensation. Many... / READ MORE /