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Researchers at Sussex University’s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science have designed a virtual reality headset, with the intention of creating a simulation that tricks the brain into thinking it’s in the midst of a psychedelic experience. According to Inverse: With the Hallucination Machine, the researchers write, they are able to “simulate visual hallucinatory experiences in... / READ MORE /
Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Virginia who likes to explore the outer limits of consciousness, and reports his findings using art (specifically self-portraits) as the medium of communication. To date, he’s completed over 9,930 self-portraits – but the most interesting by far are the ones he has produced while under the influence of... / READ MORE /
Huffington Post’s new series, Deep Dive (see video in link), has been exploring the connection between drugs and religion this past week. In a recent story, they specifically discuss the psychedelic experience and its connection to prayer. They speak with Newberg, the director of research at Philadelphia’s Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, about his research... / READ MORE /
In 1995, a NASA research group conducted a series of experiments on the effects of different drugs on spiders. From the experiment notes: Spiders on marijuana made a reasonable stab at spinning webs but appeared to lose concentration about half-way through. Those on Benzedrine – “speed” – spin their webs “with great gusto, but apparently... / READ MORE /
“Death by medicine is a twenty-first century epidemic, and America’s war on drugs is clearly directed at the wrong enemy.” –Dr. Joseph Mercola {2} I have briefly focused on mushrooms and cannabis as medicine sources. Now, it is only fair to shine the spotlight on the other side of the medicinal spectrum: prescription drugs. One... / READ MORE /