Medicine/Healing

Can magic mushrooms be…

Psychedelic history is just as diverse as the psychedelics themselves. Combined with artistic performances and group discussions, the community psychedelic ritual allows you to absorb the “full tapestry of life”: the threads woven between the molecules in a psilocybin mushroom… psychedelic-assisted therapy is commonly portrayed as an individual experience – for example, Patient A ingested…

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Modern Culture

Utah festival educates about power of fungi

Folks gathered over… Utah’s first-ever fungi festival. …interest in mushrooms is absolutely booming – from using mushrooms for composting in gardens, to the use of mushrooms as super foods, to the growing interest in micro dosing psilocybin, or, “magic mushrooms.” Original Article (ABC4):Utah festival educates about power of fungiArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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Anthropology

Cannabis now America’s fifth most profitable crop

…in five of the states where adult-use cannabis sales are legal – Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon – cannabis is actually the most valuable crop… focused on operating adult-use states – the 11 states where any adult can walk into a licensed store and buy cannabis. That figure of a little more than $6…

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Science

…alter your understanding…

…the social ramifications engendered by taking psychedelics have alarmed state security apparatuses, historically speaking… only 26 percent of participants attributed consciousness to plants prior to their psychedelic experience; afterwards, that number jumped to 61 percent. The jump for fungi was comparable. These impacts persisted with survey respondents reporting an average of eight years after the…

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Modern Culture

…community can learn… psychedelic…

…psychedelics such as psilocybin and LSD are relatively safe. According to Office for National Statistics figures there were fewer than 10 deaths related to the substances in the UK – not just last year, but back to 1993. Original Article (Proactiveinvestor):Second mover advantage: UK investor community can learn from North America’s psychedelic mistakesArtwork Fair Use:…

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Modern Culture

…[psilocybe mushroom] philosophy

…psilocybin… center of an enormously influential movement that was (and continues to be) both a religion and a… political philosophy. …it was no coincidence that dominant political forces opposed such a substance… anonymously published a guide to growing psychoactive psilocybin mushrooms… the source of humanity’s first religious ideas and that entheogens would lead to “the…

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Modern Culture

Ethnobotany…

At a time when even used bookstores are hard to find, one can walk into this quiet, magical world of unusual books, make a cup of tea and read all afternoon. The study of ethnobotany looks at the relationship between plants, humans and fungi over time and between cultures and therefore involves many interconnected subjects.…

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Modern Culture

…stores are booming as interest grows… magic mushrooms, psilocybin and microdosing… growing trend…

“This is not an underground phenomenon anymore. There are businesses that make a living out of microdosing, and obviously that changes the game a little bit,” said Balázs Szigeti, professor at Imperial College London, one of the most renowned research centres in the field. Health Canada says the national Drug Analysis Service (DAS), which operates…

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Modern Culture

What to know before trying psychedelics…

…it’s natural to feel apprehensive about an unfamiliar experience, like trying psychedelics for the first time. But, “good preparation can reduce the likelihood of unpleasant effects and make the experience more meaningful and impactful.” …educational and reliable information about psychedelics can help you feel more confident going into the experience… you can also talk with…

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Modern Culture

Michigan activists file psychedelics… ballot initiative for 2022

After local legislators passed that decriminalization resolution in 2020, the Washtenaw County prosecutor announced that his office will not be pursuing charges over possessing entheogenic plants and fungi, “regardless of the amount at issue.” Michigan activists have filed a statewide ballot initiative that would legalize possessing, cultivating and sharing psychedelics and set up a system for their…

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