Anthropology

The psychedelic renaissance… double-edged sword[?]

We must proceed with caution… with the world’s entheogenic heritage at risk, can the psychedelic renaissance make a difference? It only takes a quick search to learn about the atrocities being committed in similar places around the world. From land grabs in the Amazon to the bloody history of Wirikuta, Mexico, where the Huichol’s sacred…

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New California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, expunge criminal records

…measure would allow adults to cultivate, possess, distribute, transport, and consume magic mushrooms in California. A grassroots initiative is already gaining traction in California at the same time lawmakers are considering the decriminalization bill. Decriminalize California has set a goal of collecting 623,212 valid signatures to qualify the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative for the November…

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Hackers, mason jars, and the psychedelic science of DIY shrooms

Psychedelic kitchen science shares a genealogy with personal computing, both with roots in 1970s Northern California counterculture and its communalism, pragmatism, and eco-modern aesthetic. While these histories have diverged, reconverged, and diverged again, home cultivators and hackers still share critical attitudes towards science and technology—especially in their principled freedom from the norms of professional science…

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For 50 years, zero tolerance to drugs has failed…

During any crisis, radical ideas tend to come from troops at the front, rather than from the centre. Drugs are no exception. …evidence of new ways of handling narcotics, soft and hard, has poured in from around the world. The Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal have been in the lead, with the US and Canada across…

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Colorado springs city council president, stands up for psychedelic mushrooms’ during decriminalization…

The president of the Colorado Springs City Council recently surprised everyone when he commended the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms during a City Council regular meeting, sharing a personal story about how… has positively affected his life. Decriminalize Nature is a national movement with chapters in cities across the US , all dedicated to the…

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Oregon makes possession…

of the following a noncriminal violation. Less than… 1 gram of heroin,1 gram of, or less than 5 pills of, MDMA,2 grams of methamphetamine,40 units of LSD,12 grams of psilocybin,40 units of methadone,40 pills of oxycodone, 2 grams of cocaine. Original Article (Oregon Legislature):Measure 110: background briefArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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…behind history… [some] far-right tattoos

Many people have… tattoos [Norse world tree, etc.] which express their neo-pagan belief, Scandinavian heritage, or interest in the myths. But there is no doubt that these symbols have also been co-opted by a growing far-right movement; [the] sonnenrad, or sun-wheel. [The Anti-Defamation League states that because sonnenrad imagery is used by many cultures around…

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Mount Sinai [New York] launches psychedelics research center

Launched… Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals… medical school, and a… network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Original Article (Eureka Alert):Mount Sinai launches psychedelics research centerArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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