Politics

…government will respond to psychedelics decriminalization petition

That’s the eighth-highest number of signatures an official government petition has received this Parliament. It states that the government should “immediately discontinue enforcement of statutes or regulations that prohibit or impose onerous restrictions on informed adult use, growing, or sharing of any plant or fungi, where an established record of traditional use exists.” Additionally, legislators…

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Spirituality

[A] sacred-scientific, psychedelic future

Every human culture since prehistory has had experiences with mind-altering substances, which could be one of the earliest indicators of religious formation.  The Tassili n’Ajjer National Park in south-east Algeria is home to ancient rock art carvings (7,000 – 9,000 years old) that point to a lengthy, deep relationship between humans and psychedelic mushrooms. These…

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Spirituality

Understanding… magic mushrooms

To this day, many individuals who use psychedelic [entheogens/ethnobotanicals] feel they grant a certain kind of perspicacity, and the number of people who are using psychedelics appears to be growing. While under the influence… users typically experience changes in mood and perception, a sense of oceanic boundlessness, radically altered reasoning and thinking, and auditory and…

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Spirituality

…present of psychedelics

Nature has often provided us with the means to cure disease and improve our lives; it seems absolutely insane to block our own progress… even in a psychedelic community that thinks it is more steeped in love and compassion than ever before… Although we’d like to think of this new renaissance as being led by…

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Spirituality

Why the war on [plants & fungi] must end

Cannabis is just the tip of the drug war iceberg… One of the more exciting aspects of future U.S. drug policy revolves around … psilocybin (magic mushrooms). Last year, Oakland became the second U.S. city (after Denver) to decriminalise magic mushrooms [in addition to other plants and fungi such as [iboga, ayahuasca, psilocybe mushrooms, etc].  There’s a…

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Spirituality

Mental illness is something else entirely [says Dr.]

“So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss! What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted.” Dr. Somé proposes that what we call depression, bi-polar, psychosis and schizophrenia may perhaps…

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Spirituality

The whole-planet view

We are at a moment of profound crisis but also far-reaching opportunity. Much depends on whether enough of us can deepen our empathy for each other, build our sense of common purpose, and identity with a ‘larger us’ – one that includes all the world’s 7.5 billion (and rising) people, as well as other species…

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