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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(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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Psychedelic Compound DMT Officially Discovered in Human Brain

Psychedelic Compound DMT Officially Discovered in Human Brain

““DMT is not just in plants, but also can be detected in mammals,” says Jimo Borjigin, Ph.D., of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Her interest in DMT came about accidentally. Before studying the psychedelic, her research focused on melatonin production in the pineal gland…”

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What’s DMT and Why are Techies and Entrepreneurs Secretly Taking it?

What’s DMT and Why are Techies and Entrepreneurs Secretly Taking it?

“This probably isn’t a shock to anyone following trends in tech and startups, particularly the glorification of the 8-trillion hour workweek (#hustle). But business owners, entrepreneurs, and technologists are also turning to other hallucinogens to awaken higher levels of consciousness in hopes of influencing favorable business results…”

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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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New DMT Study Provides Additional Link to Gamma Wave Formation

New DMT Study Provides Additional Link to Gamma Wave Formation

“A new study published in Scientific Reports definitively observed that indolethylamine-N-methyltransferase (INMT) is found in both human and rat brains throughout the cerebral cortex, choroid plexus, and pineal gland. The importance of this finding is based on the fact that INMT is the enzyme responsible for biosynthesizing DMT from tryptamine. Prior studies were inconclusive regarding this based on out-dated protocols that lacked sensitivity…”

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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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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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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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Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk Could Alleviate Depression For Up To Four Weeks

Smoking Psychedelic Toad Milk Could Alleviate Depression For Up To Four Weeks

“A milky, psychoactive secretion that oozes from the glands of a North American toad could provide a fast-acting and extremely potent treatment for depression, according to a new study. The amphibian in question is the Colorado river toad, or Bufo alvarius…”

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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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Ritualistic Ayahuasca Users Tend to Have Positive Health and Psychosocial Well-being

 Ritualistic Ayahuasca Users Tend to Have Positive Health and Psychosocial Well-being

“New research provides evidence that the ritualistic use of the psychedelic drug ayahuasca is not a significant public health concern — and could in fact have potential benefits. The study has been published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs…”

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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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Ayahuasca for Addiction? That's a Trip

Ayahuasca for Addiction? That's a Trip

So, what about using ancient plant medicines to treat addiction? It may seem completely contradictory to treat someone who has a substance use disorder with a psychedelic drug that may induce hallucinations, but there's emerging evidence to support this approach… 

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Toad Medicine: New Psychedelic Knowledge under Construction?

Toad Medicine: New Psychedelic Knowledge under Construction?

“The increasing supply and consumption of the so-called “toad medicine” in various parts of the world has led to a series of claims without theoretical, or historical support, and have allowed it to become an important lucrative activity for various stakeholders…”

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If You’ve Met Aliens While on DMT, These Scientists Would Like to Hear From You

If You’ve Met Aliens While on DMT, These Scientists Would Like to Hear From You

The prestigious medical university at Johns Hopkins wants to know if you’ve ever taken so much dimethyltryptamine (DMT) that you’ve broken through reality and met the benevolent machine elves that live in the center of the universe…

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