Psychedelic drugs are illegal in most nations around the world. However, we might be losing out on some amazing benefits that they may offer.
For thousands of years, cultures worldwide have been using hallucinogens. There are even cave paintings in the Sahara that date back to 7000 BC, depicting the use of magic mushrooms.
Just a little over a decade ago, in 2005, the government of the United Kingdom named magic mushrooms as a Class A drug. [...]
Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch. They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network that sustains, hydrates and protects the alga, which in turn provides sugars through [...]
New research out of London suggests psychedelics, specifically psilocybin the active component of magic mushrooms, can have similar effects on the brain to meditation. More importantly, the two states of mind each generates may one day be used to help those suffering from depression or anxiety.
When Ram Dass, American spiritualist, writer and associate of Timothy Leary, gave his Indian guru and master meditator, Maharaji, a massive dose of LSD, Dass expected the worse you could imagine from giving an old [...]
LA PINE, Ore. (AP) – A sheriff’s officer says four central Oregon residents were rushed to a hospital after they used a phone app to identify wild mushrooms but ended up consuming mushrooms that were poisonous.
A local television station reports that Deschutes County sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Sullivan says deputies and medics responded Thursday afternoon to a report of poisoning on private property south of Sunriver.
He says two boys, ages 4 and 14, and a 34-year-old woman were showing symptoms of [...]
Psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin have been of interest to psychologists due to their ability to induce altered states of intense well-being and profound personal significance. A recent study asked people, some who were psilocybin users and others who were not, about the best, most wonderful experiences of their lives. Some users said that the most wonderful experience occurred under the influence of psilocybin. Other users, who had their most wonderful experience while not under the drug’s influence, nevertheless reported [...]
You can view all of the Lectures of this years Breaking Convention on the Trip Tamine YouTube Channel.
Speaking at Breaking Convention, a three-day conference held in London that aimed to explore the benefits of psychedelic drugs as medicines, amongst other topics, Professor David Nutt talked to me about his concerns on how the law is interfering with medical research and why LSD is still a problem child.
Professor David Nutt is to drug science what David Attenborough is to the natural world. [...]
The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad trips” marked by terror and panic. The trick is to get the dose just right, which the Johns Hopkins researchers report having accomplished.
In their study, the Hopkins scientists were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in [...]
This battle rapper decided to take magic truffles before his performance, because Amsterdam.
Californian Dirtbag Dan is pretty much the definition of ‘a bit of a character’.
The battle rapping funny man was in Amsterdam recently for the first event in Holland by the UK’s leading battle rap league, Don’t Flop.
Being a bit of a psychonaut, and being in Amsterdam, the inevitable happened, and Dan decided to take magic truffles. Not just recreationally, but ahead of his battle with UK funnyman Big J.
Don’t Flop cameraman Liam [...]
A recent study done using the tooth plaque of an 18,700 year old woman’s remains found a variety of mushroom spores embedded in the prehistoric woman’s teeth. This discovery is definitive proof that mushrooms were a part of the human diet by this point in time, predating our previous understanding of fungus being used as a food source by humans by over 3,000 years. This means that stone age humans may have readily identified edible mushrooms, or even sought out [...]
Ana Kasparian, from the Young Turks speaks to Two scientists who claim Psychedelics, such as MDMA and Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin) are as safe as riding a bike or playing soccer.
They suggest the drugs can help treat some of the most common and most dangerous addictions to substances like Heroin, Tobacco and Alcohol.
The war on drugs has done more harm than good and its about time we, the people stand up for our
Psilocybin mushrooms and the unique state of mind they bestow have played an important, deep seeded role in human history. The extensive study of humanity’s ancient theological culture and ancestry has confirmed that many of the forerunners of our planet had established a sacramental relationship with the power of this mystical fungus. While psilocybin mushrooms grows worldwide, there have long been rumors and folklore about a highly coveted, rare, and ultra-potent species of psychoactive mushroom. Some believe it is only [...]
Below are 8 facts you may or may not have known about Magic Mushrooms. Educating yourself in today’s world is the best way to be informed, dont believe the hype, the lies and the misinformation by those who wish to dumb you down, restrict your mind and dull your consciousness. Explore. Learn. Have fun.There are roughly 200 species of mushroom that can be classified as ‘magic’. Their common ingredient, psilocybin, induces mind-altering effects by forming new neural pathways in the [...]