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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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