Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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…psychedelic directions…

…obvious uses for personal and cultural growth… …Entheogenic: about psychedelics’ religious and spiritual uses, in particular about mystical experiences, or primary religious experiences as they are also called… Intellectual: every academic discipline can expand its circumference of ideas by including psychedelics… the sciences-humanities gap can be bridged by psychedelics. Philosophical topics such as reality and…

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Psychedelics and spirituality

…the emergence of what is known today as shamanism and psychedelic rituals and trips can be traced back to the expanded visionary ritual capacity expressed by… human ancestors. The past and present events have shown that the synergy between religion and psychedelics will remain unbroken even in generations to come. Psychedelics have survived various forms…

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California advances decriminalizing psychedelic substances [through Assembly Public Safety Committee]

[The bill SB 519’s sponsor states] “people will be able to cultivate for personal use… some like mushrooms… it will allow, just like we did for cannabis, cultivation of small amounts for personal use.” California has moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelics amid a debate over whether their prohibition is an outdated remnant of the…

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Will more cities… decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms?

Similar movements have cropped up in other states, including Oregon, Vermont, Texas, and Hawaii… those who use mushrooms now typically acquire them in much the same way cannabis users bought weed before it was legalized… charge about $25 per eighth of an ounce, but Williams discourages that route. Instead, he [is] urging a “grow, gather,…

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…psychedelics as a bridge to… reality

…she doesn’t want to see a monopoly or corporatization of plant medicines… it is important psychedelics are decriminalized before they are legalized. “I love the work that many cities in the United States have done, such as Oakland (California), Denver (Colorado), Ann Arbor (Michigan), and Washington D.C. in claiming decriminalization, so I’m hoping Canada can do that on a national front.…

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How to… prepare yourself for a psychedelic journey

…tidy up loose ends in your life to help clear some space in your mind and heart. Stuff that you might’ve been putting off, like difficult conversations and resolving any current difficulties in your relationships. If this isn’t possible, try journaling about it or writing a letter to the person even if you can’t send…

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…3 things you need for your next trip

Of course it’s difficult because of drug laws. So this may take some initiative… here are some options are: Grow your own. Possibly the best option… if you are able to. Having a private space is key… recommend taking 3 days. Day 1 to tie up loose ends (e.g. no urgent messages or emails hanging,…

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DIY psychedelic therapy style sessions

It is also possible to journey solo and without the support of a tripsitter… that said, I’ve had nearly all of my most transformational trips alone.  What differentiates a psychedelic therapy style session from psychedelic therapy is that the therapy-style session does not inherently include any type of therapy before or after the trip itself……

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