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by Martijn (Creative Commons)

Rise of Cannabis in Modern Medicine

The rise of cannabis in modern medicine has been remarkable. Duncan Thomson investigates the many medicinal uses of cannabis that are have been uncovered in recent years, and the extent to which this much maligned plant has stood up to the medical plate.

Psychedelic Roue by Emiliano Ricci (Creative Commons)

Reigniting Awe

  This article was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (January, 2014 Volume.1) Looking at the lives of those fully invested in the consensus reality of the conventional Western world, there is a consuming grayness, or flatness, that seems to permeate throughout. The socioeconomic and philosophical constructs, or...

by Brian Lippincott (Creative Commons)

Salvia divinorum and the Illusion of our Existence

The following article is written by Ross Heaven. In shamanic terms (and as explorers of consciousness discover for themselves), all entheogenic plants have a personality and purpose. This is usually complex, and not easy to summarise in a few words – but if I had to try, I might say,...

by JOMS (Creative Commons)

Neurotransmitters and the Integral Approach to Reality

This article is by Dr. Neal Goldsmith. ————- Neurotransmitters and the integral approach to reality: Three types of neurotransmitters and three types of psychedelic There are three major types of psychedelics that correspond to three of our primary neurotransmitters. There are acetylcholine ‘psychedelics’ – scopolamine, atropine, and hyoscyamine, found in plants...

by Rory MacLeod (Creative Commons)

Psychedelics as a Tool for Directed Self-Discovery

  The following article, written by Dale Bewan (more details below post), was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (2014 Vol.1, January) ————- The phrase ‘self-discovery’ simply means ‘learning more about yourself’, especially with regards to how you think. This is something that every person does throughout their...

The Magic Pier (Portugal) by Nelson L. (Creative Commons)

Leading Example: Drug Laws in Portugal

The following article, written by Ivo Aleixo, first appeared in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (2014 Vol.1 – January). ————————- Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, crack, LSD, you name it, you may go ahead and pick your poison and you won’t be thrown in jail. Absurd as it might first sound,...

by Paul Hessell (Creative Commons)

The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca: The healing effects of symbolic and mythological participation

The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca: The healing effects of symbolic and mythological participation by Justin Panneck first appeared in the Psychedelic Press Journal. Mythology and alchemy are significant aspects of humanity that have been lost in the modern world but carry important messages and tools for integrating various levels of...

by Jeronimo Sanz (Creative Commons)

The Ego as the Infinite?

After putting down the book Gnostic Philosophy (2005) by Tobias Churlton I was struck by a thought which, as thoughts tend to, quickly led onto several others. My main single reflection could be summed up as follows: If Gnostic thought is consumed with a stripping away of the conscious ego...

The Thinker

Philosophy and Psychedelic Phenomenology

– On the Value of the Psychedelic Experience to Academic Philosophy –  – Peter Sjöstedt-H – (This is a modified version of a chapter for the forthcoming book ‘Radical Mycology’) Due to the general legal prohibition and modern cultural taboo against psychoactive chemicals, the academic discipline of Philosophy has left a potentially...

'Andrée Will Take A Trip!' (1969) by Sture Johannesson

Seismographic Psychedelia: Reflections on the Direct Influence of Psychedelics on Art

”Generally, one might argue, writers and musicians are more associated with psychedelics than are visual artists.” – Robert C. Morgan (Rubin 2010, 44) Psychedelics often trigger a rich flood of visual content. One may for instance experience highly intricate patterns, otherworldly landscapes and mysterious beings – some angelic; others demonic....

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