Category Archives: psychedelics

Study: ’Magic Mushrooms’ Reduce Authoritarianism, Enhance Connectedness With Nature

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

What is the cure for humanity’s ails? According to new research from the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London, psilocybin — the active components in “magic mushrooms” — may be the answer.  

The new study, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, suggests psilocybin can help people feel more connected to nature and less likely to endorse authoritarian views. The study is the first to provide experimental evidence that treatment with the fungi could result in lasting changes in these attitudes. Continue reading Study: ’Magic Mushrooms’ Reduce Authoritarianism, Enhance Connectedness With Nature

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Ex-Addict Shares How Psychedelic Conversations With The Moon Changed His Life

By Luke Miller, Truth Theory

This film explores how the power of a little-known entheogenic medicine allowed a multi-millionaire businessman, Gerard Powell, suicidal, addicted, and at the end of his rope, to find healing, love, and purpose through a miraculous transformation beyond darkness and into the light of truth.

This film provides an insightful look into an unexpected evolution and shows us how miracles are real, and each of us can lead a miraculous life if we open our hearts and minds to the wisdom of nature. Continue reading Ex-Addict Shares How Psychedelic Conversations With The Moon Changed His Life

The Psychedelic Experience and Its Potential for Healing

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World

Psychedelic drugs are a controversial topic, but despite decades of negative press, science suggests these plants may actually have psychiatric benefits worth exploring.

According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation.1,2

The conventional approach to anxiety and depression treatment typically involves antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. Unfortunately, studies have repeatedly demonstrated antidepressants are no more effective than placebo. In the long term, they also produce changes in the brain that may actually worsen your condition. Continue reading The Psychedelic Experience and Its Potential for Healing

Psychedelic Renaissance is Bringing an Era of Incredible Natural Medicine

By Joe Battaglia, Wake Up World

Every few years, there is a surge in scientific interest followed by breathless proclamations of the long-awaited psychedelic renaissance. The story always follows the same arc: “Psychedelic therapy showed huge promise in the 1950s, was crushed by the establishment in the late 1960s, and is now being revived by a group of fearless visionaries. In five years, 10 at the most, doctors will be routinely prescribing LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and other psychedelic drugs for a range of conditions.” Continue reading Psychedelic Renaissance is Bringing an Era of Incredible Natural Medicine

Landmark Study Shows Psychedelics Far More Effective at Reducing Crime Than Police

By Justin Gardner, Thanks to Natural Blaze

In recent years the U.S. has seen a dramatic resurgence of research into the medical use of psychedelics, after the drug war put a decades-long halt on scientific advancement. Despite psilocybin, LSD and other hallucinogens still being labeled as “Schedule 1” drugs, researchers are discovering the astounding benefits of their medical application.

Last December, pioneering clinical trials found that magic mushrooms heal mental illness like a “surgical intervention.” Advanced cancer patients have “experienced immediate and dramatic reductions in anxiety and depression, improvements that were sustained for at least six months.” Psychedelics can treat addiction, ADHD and PTSD, and can replace years of depression therapy. Alongside medical cannabis, psychedelics can arguably solve the opioid epidemic. Continue reading Landmark Study Shows Psychedelics Far More Effective at Reducing Crime Than Police

Video: Could Psilocybin Hold A Potential Cure For Stuttering?

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

The healing power of psychedelics has been becoming more and more mainstream as of late as the many potential benefits of various substances have been observed. It seems that the more these psychedelic substances are studied, the more benefits are found and the potential to heal is very real.

Ayahuasca, for example, has shown to alleviate depression in many users. Iboga has proved to be extremely beneficial for those suffering from opiate dependency and helping users to let go of their addiction to heroin and/or painkillers. MDMA has recently become an FDA approved treatment for those who are suffering from PTSD. This list goes on and on and on. The movement to bring light to the potential benefits of these substances is making leaps and bounds and it seems that the healing capacity that comes from psychedelic substances is limitless. Continue reading Video: Could Psilocybin Hold A Potential Cure For Stuttering?

New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research

By Anthony Tyler, Wake Up World

The beginning of the 21st century seems to have interestingly spurred a resurgence in psychedelic chemical research, with a variety of different chemicals receiving more attention. Dr. Rick Strassman helped pioneer the documentation of the bio-phenomenology of DMT, and a variety of research institutions like the Heffter Institute, John Hopkins University, Beckley Foundation, and more, have laid some impressive new groundwork into the scientific inquiry of MDMApsilocybin, and LSD. Continue reading New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research

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

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