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Mushroom and Mankind

Mushrooms and Mankind by James Arthur

Originally published in 2000 ‘Mushrooms and Mankind: The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion’ is written by James Arthur. The author is a long-time researcher in the field of ethnomycology and this book is short and succinct introduction to the relationship between humans and psychoactive mushrooms. The author...

Varieties of Psychedelic Experience

The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience by Robert Masters and Jean Houston

Originally published in 1966, this review of ‘The Varieties of the Psychedelic Experience: The Classic Guide to the Effects of LSD on the Human Psyche’ by Robert Masters and Jean Houston is written from the Park Street Press 2000 edition. The authors, husband and wife, were both founding members of...

The Book of Baphomet

The Book of Baphomet by Nikki Wyrd and Julian Vayne

Originally published in 2012 ‘The Book of Baphomet’ is jointly, and seamlessly, authored by Nikki Wyrd and Julian Vayne. Utilising elements of history, science, cosmology, drugs, personal experience and the occult, the book’s poetic blend explores the ‘occult deity of Life on Earth, Baphomet’ and paints a beautiful picture of...

by IsaacMao

Psychoactive happiness: Neurotransmitters for smiles and therapy

It was C.S Lewis that once remarked: ‘As soon as you deal with sex explicitly, you are forced to choose between the language of the nursery, the gutter, and the anatomy class’. The same is true when one is dealing explicitly with psychoactives and their subsequent effects. With the possible...

Open

Reflections on the Stichting Open psychedelics conference 2012

The following article is written by Persephony. Over the 6 – 7 of October, 2012, the Stichting Open Foundation held its Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in Amsterdam.  The Conference was held in Mozeshuis Waterloplein and where else better to hold such an event than Mozeshuis, an old church. A...

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: The Mayan Prophecy, Timewave Zero and 2012… The Great Debate

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: The Mayan Prophecy, Timewave Zero and 2012… The Great Debate

With the end of the 13th b’ak’tun just around the corner on 21st December 2012 – the most anticipated winter solstice this side of the eschaton – our Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness awaits some kind of immanent shift… or so they say. Well at least everyone from John Major Jenkins...

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: Stones Peacocks and Blue-throated Goats – Mike Crowley

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: Stones Peacocks and Blue-throated Goats – Mike Crowley

Drawing upon myth, folklore and Sanskrit word-play, Mike Crowley demonstrates that the peacock was used in both Hinduism and Buddhism as a symbol for psychedelic mushrooms, particularly those which bruise blue, such as Psilocybe cubensis. This hypothesis offers an explanation for the association of peacocks with amrita (the tantric psychedelic...

Psychonaut's Guide

A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape by Dan Carpenter

Originally published in 2006 ‘A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience’ is written by Dan Carpenter. The book details the thirteen high-dose experiences the author had with dextromethorphan (DXM) between January 2003 and July 2004. This book stands in the shadow of Terence McKenna’s...

by indi.ca

The Action of Ketamine on Brains and Society

Unlike any other Class C drug ketamine is responsible for more poorly constructed equine jokes than seems necessary. However, a recent report in the UK suggests there has been decrease in low grade heroin usage in favour of ketamine. (A certain irony here is found in a slang term for...

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