Spirituality

At ‘pot churches,’ marijuana is the sacrament

“Legalization changes everything,” Laycock said. “Religious use may not violate state law in some of these states. And if it does, legalizing recreational use but not religious use clearly discriminates against religion.” As more states ease access to marijuana, churches that offer pot as a sacrament are proliferating, competing with medical marijuana dispensaries and pot…

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The Religion That Has No Name: The Persecution of Psychedelic Spirituality

“One of the implications of the continued growth of psychedelic festival culture is that the community of psychedelic users is becoming, with the help of the internet, more organised and more cohesive”.  Furthermore, now this ‘spiritual movement’ has community meeting spaces, with their own rituals, traditions, codes and conventions. At these gatherings there is a very…

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Spirituality

Human writes: we have lost the war on drugs

The careless disregard for life, and the disrespect for the dead, are the toll of the “war on drugs”. The bloody trail left by this war questions our very humanity … A 145% rise in drug-related deaths in the decade, with 450,000 deaths in 2015 alone … more than 71,000 overdose deaths in the United States…

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Study finds religion influences how you experience psychedelic drugs

New research provides evidence that a person’s religious beliefs can shape their experiences with psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin mushrooms. The findings were published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.​“I became really interested in the concepts of set and setting, and this notion that, although biology is important, there is much more to the drug…

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