Extinction Rebellion Founder Calls For Mass Psychedelic Disobedience

Extinction Rebellion Founder Calls For Mass Psychedelic Disobedience

A co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs. “I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice,” Gail Bradbrook said in a press briefing at Breaking Convention conference on psychedelic consciousness.

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The Most Psychedelic Technology in Human History is Here, and it’s Called Neuralink

The Most Psychedelic Technology in Human History is Here, and it’s Called Neuralink

“One could say that all software impacts our consciousness in some way, from grandma’s dopamine-fueled enjoyment of a casino game to the banal ubiquity of spreadsheet programs at shitty office jobs everywhere, to the way that weaponized Facebook ads affected elections in 30 countries. But thanks to Elon Musk and other pioneers in brain-computer or brain-machine interfaces (known as BMI), software, in conjunction with brain-implanted hardware, will soon have the power to impact our psyche directly, at the level of our neurons…”

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(New!) Interview with Leading DMT Researcher Dr. Jimo Borjigin

 (New!) Interview with Leading DMT Researcher Dr. Jimo Borjigin

“I recently had a chance to have a conversation with a woman who is leading the scientific pathway to researching the mysterious compound DMT… Dr. Jimo Borjigin from the University of Michigan. Dr. Borjigin received her PhD from John’s Hopkins University and has published ground-breaking research regarding increased brain oscillatory speeds & coherence following cardiac arrest, the neurochemical fluctuations following asphyxia-based cardiac arrest, the discovery of DMT production in the pineal gland of live rats, and now the most recent study that has observed comparable levels of DMT to common neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) in the brain…”

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The Brutal Mirror: What Ayahuasca Showed Me About My Life

The Brutal Mirror: What Ayahuasca Showed Me About My Life

“For four consecutive nights, a group of 78 of us here at a retreat center in Costa Rica [Rhythmia] have been drinking a foul-tasting, molasses-like tea containing ayahuasca, a plant concoction that contains the natural hallucinogen known as DMT. We’re part of a wave of Westerners seeking out ayahuasca as a tool for psychological healing, personal growth, or expanding consciousness…”

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Reflections on 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference

Reflections on 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference

“This was the third World Ayahuasca Conference held in Girona, Spain last June, which brought together 1400 people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, disciplines, and traditions. Three days of fascinating, moving presentations, invocations, conversations, and declarations towards a common vision of a sustainable future for plants, people and the planet…”

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Can a Psychedelic Drug Save the Terminally Ill from their Deepest Fears of Death?

Can a Psychedelic Drug Save the Terminally Ill from their Deepest Fears of Death?

“Ross and Dwyer are at the centre of the country's first clinical trial of psychedelic drugs for treating severe depression in the terminally ill. Within a month, they will begin recruiting 40 depressed and incurable patients in an attempt to relieve their distress with a novel treatment: between one and two 25-milligram doses of synthetic psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient found in "magic mushrooms", accompanied by intensive psychotherapy sessions…”

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Psychedelics Change How You Read Faces, Which May Help Anxiety and Depression

Psychedelics Change How You Read Faces, Which May Help Anxiety and Depression

“A new systematic review states that serotonergic hallucinogens help users recognize emotions in facial expressions. Sufferers of anxiety and depression often only read negative emotions in other people's faces, adding to their malaise. While more research is needed, psychedelics could prove to be a powerful agent in battling mental health disorders…”

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What Psychedelics Reveal About the Nature of Consciousness

What Psychedelics Reveal About the Nature of Consciousness

Dr. Peter Sjostedt-H, on psychedelics and the nature of human consciousness (via Filter Mag): “Within human consciousness we can distinguish various modes, such as sense perception, emotion, thought, imagination, memory, intentionality, alertness, etc. But even such prosaic human consciousness can be radically altered through chemical means, thus enabling a more comprehensive understanding of what consciousness is, what it can be…”

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AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs

AOC Pushes To Make It Easier To Study Shrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed legislation on Friday to remove a legal barrier that scientists say makes it unnecessarily difficult for them to study the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA. Psilocybin, the active component of so-called "magic mushrooms," and MDMA, commonly referred to as "ecstasy," have "shown promise in end of life therapy and treating PTSD," a summary of Ocasio-Cortez's proposal says...”

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Scientists Rethink Psychedelics As Attitudes Change Toward Formerly Illicit Drugs

Scientists Rethink Psychedelics As Attitudes Change Toward Formerly Illicit Drugs

“The irony. The generation who brought psychedelic drugs to the attention of the world, may just be the ones who use them as medicine to treat anxiety and depression or simply to face death. But while researchers around the world are looking at some formerly illicit drugs in a new way, they’re doing it with caution...”

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Ontario Police Officers are Using Ayahuasca to Treat their PTSD

Ontario Police Officers are Using Ayahuasca to Treat their PTSD

“As a constable with the Ontario Provincial Police, Matt Chorny regularly responded to car accidents. He often dealt with victims and family members throughout the entire process, from the crash to the morgue. Over time, such incidents took an emotional toll. These days, he’s coping with the help of a surprising source — ayahuasca…”

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Denver Decriminalizes Mushrooms | Oakland Moves to Decriminalize Other Entheogens

Denver Decriminalizes Mushrooms | Oakland Moves to Decriminalize Other Entheogens

“After Denver paved the way by decriminalizing mushrooms, a major city in California is moving on other psychedelics like ayahuasca, ibogaine, and mescaline cacti. Now Oakland is calling for decriminalization of other psychedelics like mescaline cacti, ayahuasca and ibogaine…”

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Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca

Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca

“A total of five religious groups now are allowed to use the hallucinogenic in their ceremonies. Thanks to Health Canada, some folks in Quebec and Ontario are one step closer to finding god, as three more exemptions have been granted to religious groups to allow them to import ayahuasca, a powerful and controversial hallucinogenic, according to a report by Global News.”…

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Imperial College London Launches World’s First Centre for Psychedelics Research

Imperial College London Launches World’s First Centre for Psychedelics Research

“The first formal centre for psychedelic research in the world will launch at Imperial College London today. Funded by more than £3 million from five founding donors, the new Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research will build on over a decade of pioneering work in this area carried out at Imperial, including a clinical trial that has kick-started global efforts to develop psilocybin therapy into a licensed treatment for depression…”

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Wade Davis on the Popularization of Ayahuasca and the Climate Crisis

Wade Davis on the Popularization of Ayahuasca and the Climate Crisis

Wade Davis tells Reality Sandwich about how the use of ayahuasca among more modern, urban circles is not necessarily illegitimate, and poses challenges that must be discussed. He hopes to spark that conversation at the World Ayahuasca Conference this spring, where he’ll be giving the opening keynote speech. He spoke to Reality Sandwich about some of the central themes he’ll address and what he’s thinking about most now with regards to the popularization of ayahuasca around the globe…

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Scientists Microdosed Rats With DMT, and It Was Both Good and "Concerning"

Scientists Microdosed Rats With DMT, and It Was Both Good and "Concerning"

“People who experiment with microdosing claim that it can help a person to think more creatively, feel less anxious, and sharpen focus. But despite plenty of anecdotal evidence and Silicon Valley’s ample claims that these positive effects are real, scientists still can’t definitively say that microdosing actually works. Bringing us closer to a clear answer is a new study showing that microdosing can indeed have beneficial effects — but not without potential downsides…”

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Psychedelic Afterlife: Researchers Determine Which Hallucinogenic ‘Trip’ is Most Similar to the Near-Death Experience

Psychedelic Afterlife: Researchers Determine Which Hallucinogenic ‘Trip’ is Most Similar to the Near-Death Experience

“A new study – “Neurochemical models of near-death experiences: A large-scale study based on the semantic similarity of written reports” – has set out to quantify the possible links by comparing a bunch of NDE accounts (625) with a huge number of ‘trip reports’ (more than 15,000) “spanning experiences with 165 psychoactive substances of ten different pharmacological classes”…”

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Does this New Species of Ecuadorian Psychedelic Lichen Contain Psilocybin & DMT?

Does this New Species of Ecuadorian Psychedelic Lichen Contain Psilocybin & DMT?

“A newly discovered species of lichen from Ecuador that contains both tryptamine and psilocybin has recently been discovered, dispelling the belief that the infamous ‘magic mushrooms’ are the only plant species containing this hallucinogenic compound…”

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The Extraordinary Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs Explained

The Extraordinary Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs Explained

“Though psychedelic drugs remain illegal, guided ceremonies, or sessions, are happening across the country, as more Americans seek out safe, structured environments to use psychedelics for spiritual growth and psychological healing. This new world of psychedelic-assisted therapy functions as a kind of parallel mental health service…”

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psychedelic.support Creates a Network for Psychedelic Therapists

psychedelic.support Creates a Network for Psychedelic Therapists

psychedelic.support is a website that will showcase clinics and providers who are looking to network with one another and connect with people seeking treatment. This site could soon become a useful asset to anyone interested in the professional world of psychedelic-related therapy… Continue reading

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