Category Archives: psychedelics

Help Support MAPS Initiative To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine For Those In Need

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

Over the past few years, more and more promising research has been emerging on the efficacy of using MDMA to treat mental illness, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results of these studies so far have been overwhelmingly positive, and major breakthroughs have been made.

However, one significant roadblock still stands in the way of MDMA becoming an accepted treatment for mental illness: MDMA remains a Schedule 1 substance in North America, which means it’s not only highly illegal, but deemed to have no medical value whatsoever. Continue reading Help Support MAPS Initiative To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine For Those In Need

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Teachings of Ayahuasca – Creation, Death, Rebirth, and 15 Essential Life Lessons

By Juliet Tang, Wake Up World

My Beloved Teacher

Of all the spiritual teachers I have worked with, ayahuasca has been the most powerful, the wisest, as well as the toughest. Her love for you is so great that she will again and again take you down the rabbit holes and the darkest places inside of you until the lessons are learned and mastered.

This article is based on my personal account of working with this powerful medicine during one of my ceremonies though no two journeys are ever alike even for the same person, so I share it with great respect and humility knowing no words can adequately capture what I experienced.

In this time and space dimension, ayahuasca is known to be an entheogenic traditional South American brew that is ingested for healing and spiritual awakening. To me, she is my beloved spiritual teacher and life coach who has taken me to heaven, hell, the universe and beyond — to ensure that I remember my true essence. Continue reading Teachings of Ayahuasca – Creation, Death, Rebirth, and 15 Essential Life Lessons

Study Reveals Why LSD Trips are So Long and How it Can Treat Depression and Schizophrenia

By John Vibes, Natural Blaze

For decades, scientific exploration into the realm of psychedelic drugs has been strictly forbidden by the US government. However, recently, as a result of constant pressure from civil rights groups, scientists are finally getting the opportunity to see what these drugs are all about. LSD has been a primary focus of recent research, and study after study has shown that this substance has many beneficial uses.

One recent study conducted by a team of researchers from The University of North Carolina, Stanford University and the University of California has shown that LSD could be used to treat schizophrenia and depression. Continue reading Study Reveals Why LSD Trips are So Long and How it Can Treat Depression and Schizophrenia

Renowned Clinical Pharmacologist Talks Magic Mushrooms & Their Therapeutic Value

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

Psilocybin — or magic mushrooms — have been used in traditional healing rituals for hundreds, even thousands, of years; for more than 40 years, the drug has been illegal in the U.S..

But recent findings could tear down the taboo surrounding the drug, as they found it has the ability to ease depression and soothe anxiety in patients dealing with serious illness and the thought of an impending death.

Two separate studies discovered that a single moderate-to-large dose of psilocybin was able to help trial subjects combat their profound distress. Continue reading Renowned Clinical Pharmacologist Talks Magic Mushrooms & Their Therapeutic Value

Right Before Her Death She Agreed To Have LSD, Psilocybin & MDMA – The Result Was Beautiful

via Collective Evolution

Mara Howell was in pain, the type of pain so severe it found her bedridden in a hospital at 33 years old. Cancer was killing her.

Conventional pain killers weren’t providing any relief. She tried them all, opioids, methadone, IV ethanol, and more, but to no avail. On top of the physical pain, Mara was also battling severe depression and anxiety, wrote April Short in her article, Psychedelics Could Change The Way We Die. Continue reading Right Before Her Death She Agreed To Have LSD, Psilocybin & MDMA – The Result Was Beautiful

Study Shows Psychedelics May Reduce Violence!

main-hardcore-psychedelic-drugs-could-stop-domestic-violenceAccording to a recent study, psychedelics may be the key to cutting back domestic violence especially when to comes to people who have struggled with substance abuse.

By Kristen Cowart, The Mind Unleashed

It is only recently that new research has been able to resume when it comes to the world of psychedelics. From the 1950’s all the way to the early 1970’s a lot of research was conducted on the subject. LDS or lysergic acid diethylamide was made illegal in the 70’s which made it hard for researchers to continue their work.

It was only recently that the government began to loosen the noose around the psychedelic world of research and allowed a few studies to be done in order to look at the therapeutic possibilities.

Continue reading Study Shows Psychedelics May Reduce Violence!

Neuroscience: This is Your Brain on LSD and It’s Actually Pretty Amazing

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By Christina Sarich, Waking Times

Aldous Huxley, the famous author of Brave New World had his wife inject him with LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) on his deathbed. The writer was dying from a three-year battle with cancer. He believed in dabbling with psychedelics as a way to expand the fences of awareness like opening the aperture of a camera lens.

Controversial new scientific research explains how LSD not only leads many people to a spiritual path, but might also directly affect brain plasticity to make an expanded view of reality more possible, corroborating Huxley’s fascination with psychedelic drugs. Continue reading Neuroscience: This is Your Brain on LSD and It’s Actually Pretty Amazing

New Research Says Magic Mushrooms Actually Turn Off Part Of The Brain That Causes Depression

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From Higher Perspective, January 24, 2016

For thousands of years, humans have consumed psilocybin mushrooms for their psychoactive “tripping” effects. Seen primarily as a recreational drug, most people eat them for the euphoria and the visuals. But science is revealing that the humble mushroom is actually useful for more than a good time. Continue reading New Research Says Magic Mushrooms Actually Turn Off Part Of The Brain That Causes Depression