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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by on July 10, 2019
Reading Rainbow played on the TV on the stand in front of us and all the after-care kids sat at the surrounding library tables, chattering and laughing and barely paying attention to the TV. A girl named Amber, who washed her hands so much her skin was always dry even in the Florida humidity, began to talk about her religion. We were eight. I’d been to church two times in my life and both times I’d been taken away for a dumbed down version of “kid church” where we played games that had ...
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by on July 8, 2019
Why is no one talking about psychedelic domain names? Anyone who knows anything about domain name investing knows that marijuana-related domain names are hot right now. With marijuana.com selling for $4.2 million, CBDOil.com selling for $500k, and multiple online businesses devoted purely to the sale of marijuana-related domain names, no one is disputing this. However, from what I can see, literally no one is talking about psychedelic domain names. A Google search for "psychedelic domains"...
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by on July 3, 2019
I recall, back when I first began watching documentaries, watching a riveting film called Jesus Camp. The movie followed a church camp for kids that went to extremes during their worship. The aspect that stuck out to me as the most strange were the scene that showed the children writhing on the floor, nonsense babbling from their mouths. It weirded me out a bit, watching worship that fervent in those so young.   It wasn’t until I was twenty one that I had my own intense experience. It put ...
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by on July 2, 2019
The torch sits hesitantly in my palm as I stare at the small baggie in front of me decorated with Batman symbols. Inside of it is a chunk of what could be wax or shatter, but if you take a whiff, you’ll know that’s not what it is. It smells like new shoes, like plastic being manufactured. Inside of that little baggie is DMT. My first experience with this mind-bending drug was beautiful. In 2013, I attended Aura Music and Arts Festival in Live Oak, Florida. It was a small music festival, the l...
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by on July 2, 2019
I am watching a single drop of water. Lights bounce and dance off of dark corners while the musicians onstage pour their heart into their strings, their keys, their drums. The crowd moves as one, sinuous and fluid-like, to the beat of the music pouring from the speakers. I am standing too close to the speakers, as usual, pressed up against the raised platform that forms the stage, my spirit moving in time, a cell in rhythm with its whole, an organism formed of many twisting limbs like some an...
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by on June 30, 2019
“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which he tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.” --ALDOUS HUXLEY It was a silly experiment, but it was definitely interesting, putting a tiny amount of DMT into my ...
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by on June 24, 2019
The first time my mind was opened to the possibilities of the spiritual world, I was twenty years old.   It was in what I dub my own personal “Summer of Love”--the first time I tried all of the substances that would continue to fascinate and intrigue me for years to come, leading me down the path of psychedelic writer and advocate. It was a very free and joyous time in my life, where I learned many of the things that I carry with me to this day.   My friends and I put on an affair w...
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