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 photosynthesis. So, while they exhibit plant-like characteristics, they are not plants. They are composite organisms. This makes the case of the psychedelic lichen even more [...]
We have been fortunate enough recently to come across a great organisation, namely ‘Ibogaine Thailand‘, who assist people looking in to cost effective and safe Ibogaine treatments.
Below is a short excerpt from their Article titled ‘The Cost : Why is iBogaine Treatment Expensive?‘, in which they explain why Ibogaine treatments are usually more expensive than other Entheogenic treatments and give advice on how to choose an Ibogaine facilitator.
Cost is one of the key deciding factors when it comes to choosing a iBogaine provider, especially in today’s [...]
Our collaborator Dr Jordi Riba presented these ground-breaking results at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research last week in Amsterdam. The results are, as yet, unpublished but you can have a sneak peak at the slides from Jordi Riba’s presentation here.
The study was conducted within the framework of the Beckley/Sant Pau Research Programme and in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council. In the study participated the following researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC): Jose Morales-García, María Isabel Rodriguez-Franco, Ana Pérez-Castillo and Mario de la Fuente Revenga. They found that harmine and tetrahydroharmine, [...]
They’ve come to see a man and to drink his tea.
Julian Palmer is an ayahuasca facilitator. For more than a decade he has been hosting small ceremonies all over the country and making his homemade brew.
“These are plants that are on this earth for us to use,” he says.
“We humans find value in this all over the world. Why should it be criminalised? Why should it be criminal? It shouldn’t … I call myself a chai peddler. You know being a facilitator of ayahuasca is very different to selling someone a pill, cause you’re responsible for them and they expect a certain duty of care towards them so it’s cute different.”
Ayahuasca brews have been used by [...]
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 mushroom poisoning. A 15-year-old boy who also ate the mushrooms wasn’t showing symptoms but was taken to the hospital as a [...]
Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain.
Pischea was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic autoimmune condition that can cause extreme abdominal discomfort, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. For the next decade of his life, the formerly healthy husband and father lived in a constant cycle of flare-ups, surgery and recovery.
After his fifth surgery, Pischea was bedridden for six weeks. At that point, he was told his only remaining options were a sixth surgery or the removal of his stomach. He said that he felt ready to die.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday — a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government’s grueling battle against drug traffickers. Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico’s corruption-prone police from shaking down casual users and offers addicts free drug treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.
“This is not legalization, this is regulating the issue and giving citizens greater legal certainty,” said Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney general’s office.
The new law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and [...]
Read Part 1 here.
In Part 1 of this article, I discussed Rick Strassman’s(link is external) research on DMT. In particular I focused on the phenomenon of DMT users frequently encountering non-human entities of various kinds. These experiences have a striking similarity to alien abduction. Even more strangely, many participants came away convinced that these entities are somehow real. Strassman (2001) has speculated that these entities could be inhabitants of a parallel universe. I will not attempt to explain what such entities might represent, as this is not at all understood. What I will focus on are the psychological factors that influence people’s judgments about what is [...]
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in many plants and animals, and has been claimed to naturally occur in the human brain itself (Strassman, 2001). DMT, less well-known than other psychedelics such as psilocybin or LSD, is striking for the brevity and intensity of its effects. When smoked, for example, hallucinogenic effects begin almost immediately and resolve within 30 minutes. As a result, it is sometimes known facetiously as the “businessman’s lunch trip” (Cakic, Potkonyak, & Marshall, 2010). One of the most remarkable features of the DMT experience is the frequency with which users encounter non-human intelligences, often resembling [...]
David Luke – How does one prove ones’ elf? Exploring the Ontology of Discarnate Entities in the DMT Realm (Includes Q&A).
David Luke gave a short but interesting talk at the Breaking Convention 2015 in London. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel for more talks from this years Breaking Convention, which I’m currently uploading daily.
I hope you enjoy the talk and that it helps you bond a closer relationship to your friends in the other realms.
– Trip Tamine