Spirituality

[State] supreme court rules in favor of religious freedom to use psychedelic mushrooms

According to the decision, Jeremy D. Mack of Colebrook had practiced a shamanic, Earth-based religion for years… wrote that the U.S. Constitution protects religious beliefs, while the [State] Constitution protects both beliefs and practices.“ [Additionally, according the Oregon Constitution; All… shall be secure in the Natural right… according to the dictates of their own consciences……

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Psychedelic spirituality: inside a growing… religious movement

On this Sunday, Pastor… held up two potted plants that can be brewed into that bitter mind-altering beverage. “They are guiding us,” he preached, “into something ineffable…” …it was there that I was greeted… holding two giant clear plastic bags stuffed full of magic mushrooms. Some of these churches and gatherings are cautiously coming out…

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Committee gets an earful over… gifting ban

…community came out in force Tuesday [3/8/2022] to testify against a bill that would ban the gifting of the product. The proposal comes nearly a year after legalization… The General Law Committee debated a proposed bill that would prevent residents from gifting… or face up to a year in prison and $10,000 fine… “Enacting a…

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What are entheogens…

Entheogens remove us from our day-to-day experience of life and, in some cases, remove us from time and space, imparting a sense of the infinite. By removing ourselves from the usual, by suspending our social context, through psychological transformation, we can often gain a better perspective of who we are and what we want from…

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Study suggests psychedelics promote positive mental health through increased spirituality and emotion regulation

The study found evidence of a pathway whereby the use of psychedelics increases spirituality, and in turn, leads to better emotion regulation. This improved emotion regulation then appears to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. Study authors Adele Lafrance and her colleagues say that increased spirituality and improvements in emotion regulation have been…

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The future is fungi

Imagine that beneath the urgency of everyday life, there is boundless love, peace and connection dwelling in the depths of your being. Psychedelics offer us a glimpse into that possibility. These states of enlightened ecstasy were once only available to a fortunate few, but now they are accessible through a… mushroom… among dead leaves, on…

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Are psychedelic patents ethical?

…as access to psychedelics becomes liberalised… patent holders can exclude others from making, using or selling the subject of the patent without their permission… the patenting of psychedelic compounds promotes biopiracy and threatens public health by reducing accessibility to medicine and deterring meaningful innovation… In fact, most jurisdictions would exclude psychedelic plants from patent eligibility…

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Entheogen revolution… psychedelics movement has legs

Over the last few years… psychedelic law reform has been picking up speed, and states and municipalities are beginning to change their policies. What’s interesting to note is that the psychedelic legalization movement seems to be making headway at a much faster pace than cannabis legalization efforts, even though there is much less fanfare around…

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