by on August 23, 2019
In the silence, in the darkness, swept away by these alien alkaloids and the plant-mind behind them, you find out a truth that can barely be told. And most of it can't be told. -Terrence McKenna The topic of psychedelic sensory deprivation is an important subfield of psychedelic studies. Many people take psychedelics at music festivals. This is probably the utmost opposite of silent darkness: there is a level of stimulation not achieved in ordinary life. Sensory deprivation is not just a ...
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by on August 22, 2019
“I have no gift to bring Pa rum pum pum pum That's fit to give our king Pa rum pum pum pum” -  The Little Drummer Boy Written by Katherine Kennicott Davis "…precious stones are precious because they bear a faint resemblance to the glowing marvels seen with the inner eye of the visionary. “The view of that world,” says Plato, “is a vision of blessed beholders”; for to see things “as they are in themselves” is bliss unalloyed and inexpressible." -Aldous Huxley in Heaven ...
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by on August 8, 2019
It’s no secret that Joe and I are interested in psychedelic glossolalia: we’ve both written about the subject in the past. And since Joe and I are releasing the very first episode of the Psychedelic.Org Podcast in the next few days, I wanted to give you all a little primer for what’s to come.    One of the biggest reasons that Joe and I decided to talk about glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, for the first episode is because it is something that brought us together.    Neither of u...
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by on August 8, 2019
Psychedelic Studies should be an area of study at all major universities. This is an academic frontier that we have only begun to explore. Psychedelic studies is a uniquely interconnected topic in that it brings together diverse areas of life and academia in a meaningful way.  Psychedelics and psychedelicness are far too interesting to not have the best and brightest minds working in this area of study. Psychedelics are the future and if universities truly want to prepare students for the future...
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by on August 7, 2019
It is crazy to think a single word has been chosen to represent an entire class of substances, and the social, cultural, spiritual, artistic, philosophical, religious movement to integrate them into modern life. For some reason, psychedelic is the single word that has been chosen for this purpose and therefore it is supremely valuable. Furthermore, it is too late to switch psychedelic out for a new word. Psychedelic has 100% of the momentum in defining this societal movement. The marijuan...
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by on August 7, 2019
The Copernican Revolution was the perspective change associated with realizing the Earth is not the center of universe. This was very controversial because of the religious and philosophical implications. It is interesting to think in the same way an egotistical person metaphorically “thinks they are the center of the universe”, there was an element of collective egotism at play in the resistance to this new way of thinking. There are many recurring themes in the psychedelic experience. One of t...
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by on August 4, 2019
There is a recurring theme in psychedelic experiences which tells us that consciousness is fundamental to the structure of reality. Consciousness is not something that emerges randomly from a physical world, but rather, the physical world only exists within consciousness. While we do not have a rigorously defined theoretical framework to understand this, the experience speaks for itself. Scientists have never been able to prove that the brain generates consciousness. When scientists study the br...
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by on July 30, 2019
I want to give credit to Leo from Actualized.org for inspiring me to create this post. He has a video about recontextualization which is very interesting and I would recommend checking it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-1lvp82zY&t=351s To paraphrase what he says in this video, recontextualization allows you to change how you feel about a situation without changing the facts. In any situation, recontextualization is possible if additional information is acquired. He describes nondua...
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by on July 30, 2019
"What psychedelic means is getting your mind out in front of you, by whatever means necessary, so that you can relate to it as a thing in the world and then work upon it." -Terence McKenna The connotation of the word psychedelic is far vaster than its denotation. Certain aspects of the connotation are far too pervasive in psychedelic culture to be excluded from the denotation. Psychedelic drugs, and also psychedelicness generally, are multi-disciplinary in nature. I say psychedelicness...
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by on July 26, 2019
“I thought I had died, and that I might not ever come back. I don’t know what happened. All of a sudden, BAM!, there I was. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” ― Rick Strassman, DMT: The Spirit Molecule  What is DMT? DMT is short for dimethyltryptamine, a chemical that occurs organically within the bodies of many plants and mammals. DMT has been dubbed “the spirit molecule” for the extremely intense and short psychedelic trip that it induces when vaporized.  Traditio...
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by on July 23, 2019
The first time I truly communed with nature, I was under the influence of LSD. The sky was a special shade of blue and it shone through the tops of the pine trees dripping Spanish moss like long gray beards. Those beards waved in the wind, shadows crossing over our bodies as we strode in and out of the shade of the canopy. It was a warm day and leaves rustled beneath our feet. We sat in a loose circle of camping chairs, passing a joint around us, and a small but merry fire crackled in the pit...
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by on July 14, 2019
The recent rise of psychedelics in scientific study has immense implications for both psychedelics and depression. It’s no secret that these substances are currently being studied for their effects on this and other mental illnesses, and I forsee a huge change in the future for legalization.  Currently, the paradigm in treating depression is using medicines such as SSRI’s to counteract the effects of low serotonin. Psychedelics work much differently--a single dose will give you an experienc...
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