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
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?
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 MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD. Continue reading New Frontiers in Psychedelic Research
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
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
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
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
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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
According 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!
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