Spirituality

District Attorney drops felony drug charge against… mushroom [church], citing voter legalization of psilocybin

At an arraignment hearing, a representative of the… District Attorney’s Office said the case was being dismissed against Ben Gorelick “in the interest of justice.” Carolyn Tyler, a spokesperson for the DA’s office, said the dismissal came about “in light of the voters’ decision”… Gorelick was arrested in February after police raided a warehouse in…

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Spirituality

…psychedelic activists… interview

…it makes sense why they target activists who are speaking out against… the absurdity of reaching, healing, and helping people through this extremely inaccessible medical care system and through the sales of pharmaceuticals – especially people that have been through complex trauma, people who are poor, people who are unhoused, people who use drugs or…

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Spirituality

Psychedelic chaplains… spiritual guides

The first wave of psychedelic chaplains is already here… reconnecting the link between psychedelics and religion, as science reconnects the link between the drugs and health. As states decriminalize psychedelics, said Ron Cole-Turner, professor emeritus at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary who often writes on theology and psychedelics, recreational, ceremonial and religious uses for psychedelics will likely…

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Spirituality

…psilocybin mushroom dispensary opens up in Hamilton

Hamilton is among the latest Canadian cities… psilocybin mushroom store. …dubbed the Mushroom Cabinet, is part of… the cause… the Hamilton store currently offers seven strains of dried psilocybin mushrooms, microdose capsules and edibles to adults aged 19 and older. Original Article (Regina Leader-Post):Unlicensed psilocybin mushroom dispensary opens up in HamiltonArtwork Fair Use: Mikko Veräjänkorva

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Anthropology

Oregon mushrooms at retail, no guide necessary

The line to enter Shroom House in downtown Portland extended around the block on Friday [12/2/22], following news that the store was selling psychedelic mushrooms to customers. In fact, the shop has been open about psilocybin sales since before it opened. In August [2022], when signs around the shop still said “coming soon,” psilocybin appeared about halfway…

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Spirituality

…the “psychedelic renaissance”…

We do not disagree that there is a surging interest… of psychedelic substances into the machinery of the dominant economic operating system. …we are trying to understand the contours… of our relations with the sacred… entheogenic… plants… so we can better navigate the complex ethics of what it means to engage… Original Article (Doubleblind):Why the…

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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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