Psychology

Integration, rippling

The last steps — community and the environment, or the “world out there,” — are where integration often falls short. The ultimate step in the integration process involves putting our self into service. There is hard work to do here.  As wonderful it is to hear that people reached a state of absolute peace, it…

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Psychology

Here’s how much ‘magic mushroom retreats’… actually cost

While the health benefits of psychedelic mushrooms… are still very much under debate, you can try out this wellness approach for yourself — that is, if you have a couple thousand dollars to spare. When you consider that the average American spends about $271 per day on international vacations (or about $1,900 for a week including airfare), the…

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Psychology

…is a psychedelic experience

Families are experiencing the love of just being together, friends are reconnecting and communities are finding new ways to support each other. Like… experiences with sacred plant medicines and psychedelics, there are always powerful lessons if we are open and willing to look. And each lesson and breakthrough brings with it the ability to create…

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Psychology

After 6 months, 83% of ayahuasca [DMT, MAOI-inhibitor, etc.] users report improved mental health, study says

The new study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, includes two different sub-studies exploring the short- and long-term effects of ayahuasca use. In the first sub-study, researchers from Spain and Brazil administered a psychiatric interview and a number of questionnaires to 40 subjects who never used ayahuasca before, but planned to do so. The interview and questionnaires were…

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Psychology

Psychedelics and nature connection

As research with psychedelics continues to gather momentum, they are likely to be medically integrated for clinical use in the coming years. It would perhaps be a shame if their use was limited to a clinical setting, as their potential extends beyond this. A growing alienation and disconnection from nature can be considered to be…

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Psychology

Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem

Several women… said the psychedelic community was slow to show concern over the risk of sexual abuse. Tourists who travel to countries where psychedelics are permitted are also at risk by virtue of being in a new place with an unfamiliar culture, language, and legal system. Many psychedelics lower inhibition and create a sense of…

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