Spirituality

Ethical and sustainable access to Entheogenic Plants

[It is possible to]… grow sacred plants, fungi and related materials indoors or in greenhouses around the world. The human right to work with traditional sacred and newly discovered entheogenic plants is seeing increased public attention and policy progress. As demand grows, sustainable and ethical sourcing of entheogenic material is increasingly important. For ethical access to…

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Spirituality

Replication and extension of a model predicting response to psilocybin

Mental states of surrender or preoccupation at the time of ingestion explain variance in mystical or adverse psilocybin experiences. Mystical experiences relate to long-term positive change. The capacity to recognize this optimal preparatory mental state may benefit therapeutic use of psilocybin in clinical [and other] settings. Original Article (Springerlink):Replication and extension of a model predicting…

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Spirituality

The case for taking psychedelics seriously

If conservatives are concerned about the harms caused by hard drugs, psychedelics should be their friend, not their foe. There has long been disagreement within conservatism regarding the proper role of the free market, the question of whether or not the excesses of our economic system commodify that which ought to provide us with meaning.…

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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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Spirituality

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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