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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 /
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 /
“A FILM SHAPED LIKE A SHAMANIC JOURNEY STEEPED IN A PSYCHOACTIVE BREW EXPLORING FEAR AND DESTINY IN THE JUNGLE OF THE MIND.” Icaros: A Vision is a unique experience in film that takes you on a visionary voyage through the healing power of ayahuasca, and the magic, and wonder of the Amazon. With a powerful... / READ MORE /
Image credit: Greg Dunn, Brian Edwards, Will Drinker Science has, at long last, begun to catch up with persistent anecdotal accounts touting the arguably unparalleled benefits of psychedelic use for the treatment of depression and other maladies — but exactly how and why those substances work remained the subject of some conjecture. Now, Brazilian scientists believe they know — or, at... / READ MORE /
It’s a Wednesday morning, not unlike other Wednesday mornings. I wake up to an alarm. I drink some tea. I eat a banana and an elote cupcake. I shower and get dressed. I saunter down the old cobblestone streets of Mexico City’s Coyoacán neighborhood and board a pesero (a clunky, death-defying, antique, mini bus of... / READ MORE /
Natalee Miller is a Chicago-based artist, whose art awakens feelings that are latent within the subconscious mind. Her mastery offers a creative communion with the senses through evocative perspectives with pen and ink. She recently journeyed to Rythmia (the world’s first medically licensed plant medicine facility), and had her first experience with ayahuasca. A medicine that... / READ MORE /
DMT clients have recounted very unprecedented encounters, for example, dreams of alien scenes, including space stations, alongside experiences with exceptionally odd non-human elements, including giant insects, mythical beings, clever cacti, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The marvels of experiencing non-human elements affected by DMT have propelled discuss about what this might really... / READ MORE /
Rythmia Life Advancement Center is an all-inclusive luxurious resort located in Guancaste, Costa Rica. The intention of the space is to provide the opportunity to heal, transform consciousness, and evolve mental, spiritual and emotional wellness through alternative therapies in a medically supervised, safe, and accomodating environment. What makes Rythmia so unique, is not just the fact... / READ MORE /
Visionary art by Jonathan Solter People on fast-acting psychedelic drugs are experiencing some very bizarre events like being surrounded by an invasion of machine elves! Are these just in their heads? Have you been visited by talkative little machine elves or other odd looking discarnate entities while tripping out on DMT? Yes? Well, apparently this... / READ MORE /
“Throughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. What, then, is the significance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history?”  – The Psychedelic Gospels In... / READ MORE /
The Mesoamaericans called them teonanácatl or Flesh of the Gods and for a good reason: eating Psilocybe mushrooms was a way to connect with the divinity and the world around them. Nowadays, science has somewhat demythologized the process through which psychedelic mushrooms work their magic, but mankind still retains its fascination with potent fungi like... / READ MORE /
Ayahuasca is growing in popularity all over the world and everyday more and more people are becoming interested in the sacred brew and its reported effects.  Spending just a few minutes doing quick google searches will provide you with loads of reports on how ayahuasca has transformed many individual’s lives, but there is always the question.. ‘Isayahuasca... / READ MORE /
Featured artwork by Alex Grey In the wake of an overwhelming response to my previously written post about experiencing a spontaneous third eye awakening, this post will cover the scientific aspects of the pineal gland, which is commonly associated with the term ‘third eye’. What topics are going to be covered in this post?With so... / READ MORE /
DMT (“the spirit molecule”) is the short name for dimethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic substance that is the active ingredient of ayahuasca, alternatively known as the “spirit vine”. But a team of researchers believe it can do much more than previously thought. Our body produces its own version of DMT, nevertheless, the concentrations present in the brain during... / READ MORE /
via: Audiomancy Artwork – “Unai Shipash” by Pablo Amaringo Ayahuasca and the Icaros Every culture has a collection of folk songs passed on through oral tradition. Many of these tunes are at risk of disappearing due to lack of interest from the general public. Fortunately, the indigenous shamanic music of Peru seems to have found a... / READ MORE /
Artwork by Tim White Our ability to tell stories, and to articulate the value of experience is one of the most incredible aspects of being human, and having the level of consciousness we possess. Finding the right words, that hit us in the heart is an art-form, but when we read that right combination of... / READ MORE /
  Artwork: “Limbic Resonance” by Amanda Sage Psychedelics (nee: entheogens) such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, and LSD can serve as a key which open a doorway to the divine – and many who’ve participated in plant medicine ceremonies, or experienced psychedelic healing – report that these inner journeys allow a broader understanding of our outer world, and... / READ MORE /
Artwork: “Soul Aperture” by Alex Grey Today, dozens of studies are taking place to evaluate the medical safety and efficacy of psychedelics, thanks to organizations like MAPS – but, unfortunately under Federal Law, psychedelics are still illegal. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that psychedelics can be used as part of the practices of certain... / READ MORE /
Ayahuasca, or yagé, is (according to Wikipedia) “an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine, often in combination with various other plants. The brew is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous peoples of Amazonian Peru, many of whom say that they received the instructions in its use directly from the plants and... / READ MORE /
Dark Room Meditation/Therapy for DMT production is a practice that has been used for thousands of years by sages endeavoring to unlock the great mystery to life. Looking for a drug-free, quick-fix, to having the most profound spiritual experiences available to man? Ever heard of dark room therapy or, as they call it in Thailand,... / READ MORE /
via The Mind Unleashed The tiny, pea sized pineal gland located in the center of the human brain has for ages been thought to be the seat of the soul, or the third eye, the organ which makes spiritual connection and spiritual experience possible. Prone to calcification from fluoridated water and other toxins in our food supply, many... / READ MORE /
According to Wikipedia: Ayahuasca, also commonly called yagé is a psychedelic brew of various plant infusions prepared with the Banisteriopsis caapi vine. It is either mixed with the leaves of dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-containing species of shrubs from the genus Psychotria or with the leaves of the Justicia pectoralis plant which does not contain DMT. The brew, first described academically in the early 1950s... / READ MORE /
According to Wikipedia: Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an “astral body” separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it. Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in an astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted... / READ MORE /
As my introduction to Evolve and Ascend, I’d like to offer you a gift. But first, let me quickly explain how this gift was created. Throughout late 2012 and early 2013, I was going through some extreme fatigue. My strength was low, my vigor gone, and my libido shot. I slept at least ten hours... / READ MORE /
Throughout my life my dreams and intuition have served as a “navigation system” of sorts, helping to guide, but also alerting me as to what’s to come. I’ve battled with the premonitions I’ve had, the predicitions that have come to fruition, and an extremely strong intuitive nature that (at times) can be a heavy cross... / READ MORE /