Spirituality

Can psilocybin challenge our pharmaceutical dependence?

The more trust and confidence people have in themselves and their guides on the journey… the more impactful it will be. While our collective attitude about marijuana has continued to shift over the past decade, more recent and, when it comes to the potential for healing, even more exciting is what is happening with psilocybin.…

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Spirituality

Magic… psilocybin… the brain…

Of all the entheogens, psilocybin is the oldest and the least toxic. You’d have to consume your body weight in the stuff for it to actually kill you, and you’d have vomited it all up many times over before then.  …I have generally been gentler with myself as if by reflex. I’m far more able…

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Spirituality

…a trip to the Amazon or whatever… out of the question

A church in New Hampshire offers the use of ayahuasca… “a trip to the Amazon or whatever was totally out of the question ’cause I’m poor,” says Quiles. …several times a month, people pay around $700 for a weekend of ayahuasca in the woods… a 2006 Supreme Court ruling sided with a church serving ayahuasca,…

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Spirituality

…law of entheogenic churches…

After reading the Soul Quest denial letter, I decided to conduct this in-depth scholarly analysis of the legal definition of religion under the First Amendment, considering the scientific research, the newly established archeological evidence, and the relevant case law. The Soul Quest denial letter leaves no doubt in my mind, and the mind of other…

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Spirituality

Psychedelic salon looks to the possibility of sacred healing

“We’re seeing the emergence of a psychedelic religion or religious culture,” said Gary Laderman, a religion scholar at Emory University in Atlanta who teaches a popular course called “Sacred Drugs.”  The first EntheoCon, advertised as a “psychedelic salon,” held Aug. 20, 2022, was organized by a new network of advocates… who aim to create awareness about…

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Spirituality

Psychedelics as a sacrament? Lawsuit says drugs are a religious right

Jesse Choper, another law expert at UC-Berkeley, [said] that the religion argument might work. …church has about 60,000 members… “a nondenominational, interfaith religious organization that supports the use and safe access” of certain natural psychedelics, according to its website. In the lawsuit, it outlined what it calls the “sacramental use” of cannabis, mushrooms and other…

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Spirituality

Magic mushrooms… all…

In the US, religious groups have secured the right to use psychedelic drugs, under the first amendment’s protection of religious freedom… how are people supposed to procure the psychedelic mushrooms, which are permissible to carry and consume? “He’s practicing in the lane of what seems like sincere religious belief to me,” says Danny Peterson, a…

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Politics

What does it mean…

This is the best way to explain it: Say you really love to grow tomatoes. You can grow as many tomatoes as you want, pick them, and make as big of a dinner as you want with those tomatoes. There’s no government oversight over how many tomatoes you can grow, gather, or gift. That’s because…

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