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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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
Featured image by Jill Bliss Paul Stamets is an American mycologist, author, and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi. He’s been a passionate, long-time supporter of fungi and its implications for healing the planet – and believes we are living in the midst of Earth’s 6th major extinction, but the “neurological network of nature” may hold the key to our survival.... / READ MORE /
Featured art from the book “Decomposing the Shadow” by James W. Jesso According to this year’s Global Drug Survey, mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally. With over 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% (20 people!) said they needed emergency medical treatment – a rate... / READ MORE /
Featured art: Mushroom Mandala by Catherine G. McElroy Psilocybin Mushrooms has some distinctive physical features that make it easily identifiable from others. Psilocybin mushroom typically refers to mushroom that contains hallucinogenic and mind altering properties such as Psilocybin and psilocin. The saprophytic plant is usually found in the fields and forests of tropical areas. There... / READ MORE /
Recently, an article was featured in the Pharmaceutical Journal by Andrew Haynes that discussions about the widespread utilization of psychedelics in the animal kingdom. Haynes’ ion for clarifying this conduct lies in the possibility of fatigue — truly exhausted animals are looking for pharmacological incitement, much similarity that exhausted people look for pharmaceutical incitement—yet there... / READ MORE /
Featured art by James Christensen Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently published the results of a study into the benefits of the mind-altering drug psilocybin (the active chemical present in Magic Mushrooms), and it shows that the drug could cause permanent, positive transformations in personality. One of the volunteers for the study, Brian, a 50-year-old... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Simon Haiduk The biggest study ever carried out, by the most respected institutions to date, point to the fact that Psilocybin, which is a compound stated to be within “magic mushrooms” can be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients suffering from cancer. The researchers used 29 patients... / READ MORE /
Secretive and disobedient startup “Red Pill Therapy” is de-centralizing psilocybin therapy with a disregard for unjust laws. Currently operating out of Copenhagen (Denmark), microdosing-assisted conversational therapy is already a thing there, but very soon we can expect it taking place all over the world. WitchEmoji is described as: “an iMessage sticker pack for all of... / READ MORE /
New hopes of treating addictions to cigarettes, cocaine and other addictive drugs have emerged. Research is being carried out on how drugs like psilocybin (aka: “magic mushrooms”) could be used to stop addictions. With its ability to treat depression and improve the functionality of the brain, psychedelic medicines have gained widespread recognition in recent times... / READ MORE /
Psilocybin mushrooms might just be the “next best thing” in holistic healing and wellness. Also known as “magic mushrooms”, there are more than 200 types of mushrooms with psychoactive properties. These mushrooms have been used ceremonially for thousands of years in various parts of the world but only recently the Western world has encountered its... / READ MORE /
Over the years, the relevance and applicability of psychedelic mushrooms continues to increase with many fascinating uses emerging every day. Psychedelic mushroom has offered commendable therapeutic value in the field of mental health. It has facilitated the treatment and management of a variety of cerebral conditions with satisfactory results. While Psychedelic mushroom is traditionally known... / 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 /
Magic mushrooms have been at the center of many stories where people claim to see and communicate with otherworldly beings, spirits, and even God. Some people think these claims are outrageous. The question becomes – is any of this possible – and if so, how? Many people who use hallucinogenic mushrooms have claimed to encounter... / READ MORE /
On February 1, 2016 a call went out from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland looking for rabbis willing to take psilocybin so that their scientists could study the science of psychedelics and spirituality. Featured art by Youns The ideal volunteers for the study were to be between 25 and 80, with no personal or family... / READ MORE /
It’s always interesting to encounter alternative narratives from insiders within an organization. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very peculiar individual. He is a church pastor who wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call him Pastor Shawn. I met Pastor Shawn by sheer coincidence when his phone began to ring as he... / READ MORE /
    Who is Archan Nair? Archan Nair is a visual artist and illustrator from New Delhi, who uses mixed media to communicate the beautiful landscapes in his mind. In 2007, he began his career as an artist, collaborating over the years with brands and artists from Nike and Red Bull to Kanye West and... / READ MORE /
Every wonder what it would be like in your early 60s, to have your first psychedelic experience? YouTuber, PsychedSubstances, just shared a new video, documenting the effects of psylosibin mushrooms on his 61-year-old mother. As she describes herself as “kind of close minded”, she willingly takes the smallest amount to have any sort of effects, 1... / READ MORE /
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… As we enter December, and approach the winter solstice, so begins our end of year rituals. Ritual celebrations convoluted over time, only to fit in with the society today. The traditions of our popular culture (Christmas, New Years, etc.) actually find their roots in early Pagan ceremonies that guide us to the closing of... / READ MORE /