Psychology

Why taking psychedelics is a lot like scuba diving…

…how about the mental healthcare therapists and psychiatrists who work with psychedelics, in clinical trials and beyond – shouldn’t they also be experienced psychedelic divers before they work with these substances? Well. This is a sensitive question, I’ve come to realize. I have been hesitant to speak my mind about it… There are many parallels…

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Science

…social… with psychedelics…

…we are planning a study right now using a citizen-scientist approach, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist at UC Riverside. We’re going to ask people to get together with a friend and have a deep conversation. We’re going to have a placebo, which may be either a lower dose of the drug, or it could be…

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Psychology

…[psilocybe] mushrooms and MDMA… effects…

The effects of any flip depend on several factors: …the order in which you take the mushrooms and MDMA; how long you wait in between; the dose of each; the purity of the MDMA; your inner emotional state; your surrounding environment; and… your biology and psychology. Original Article (Psychedelic Spotlight):Combining psychedelics: is it safe?Artwork Fair…

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Politics

…legalizing… one species of [psilocybin] fungi

Though the [Oregon] rules have yet to be adopted or even completed… California is expected to pass a Senate Bill in 2022 to… [allow] personal… psilocybin… Original Article (Psychedelic Spotlight):Oregon psilocybin advisory board proposes legalizing just one species of psychedelic fungiArtwork Fair Use: Baelde

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Politics

Psychedelic… win growing respect

MDMA has yet to break down legal barriers the way psilocybin has, probably because of suspicion about its origins in a laboratory rather than a natural source. But it’s winning greater acceptance. The same can be said of LSD, the best-known of psychedelic drugs. It, too, has won growing respect from users and professionals alike……

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Psychology

MDMA [sassafras] goes mainstream

From this brain state, a person can safely observe and analyze their circumstances, and begin to observe and resolve harmful neurological patterns. They put their brain into a state which allows them to begin rewriting its system of functioning.  I’m not opposed to drug use – though I was raised with the “Just Say No”…

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