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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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