Biography/Memoir

Oregon is on…

Carolyn Fine, co-founder of the Psychedelic Equity Project, a group that works to foster social justice in the psychedelic community… “The campaign has been dismissive of issues of equity,” she said. “It’s working within a system that’s already stacked against certain people.” To Fine, it seems the marginalized people who would benefit the most from…

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Biography/Memoir

Militarized psychiatry vs plant [and fungi]

…important revelation can be found in DARPA’s report. On one hand they admit the therapeutic value of psychedelic substances, and on the other, they dismiss it due to the “side effects” they call “hallucination.” Reinventing the medicine wheel is not an attempt to revolutionize medicine, since the revolution has already happened in a prehistoric distant…

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Spirituality

What if a pill can change your politics or religious beliefs?

One challenge stands out: psilocybin seems to make people more liberal. Scientific reports associating psychedelic use and liberal values stretch back as far as 1971, and although these findings have been replicated more recently, a noncausal explanation is readily available.  If psilocybin does change political values, the significance of this effect goes deeper than which…

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Politics

Psilocybin… therapy… ballot

Magic mushrooms can help people… [yet] under the proposed Oregon law… people would still not be allowed to… even consume them at home.  …popular psychedelics are not addictive in the sense that they do not create any physical dependency the way opioids, nicotine, and alcohol can and they themselves are generally not fatal when used safely…

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Biography/Memoir

…[The Oregonian newspaper editorial board] vote ‘no’ on Measure 109’s ill-timed psilocybin proposal

This shouldn’t be a priority for the Oregon Health Authority, particularly amid a pandemic with no clear end in sight… …the measure [estimated to cost over 6 million dollars during the next two years], if passed, would give the Oregon Health Authority two years to work with [a self-appointed] advisory board in developing the regulatory…

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Biography/Memoir

No on Measure 109…

I cannot support Measure 109 for the following reasons… there are two different ballot measures this fall that would change state law (and only state law) regarding the possession and use of psilocin – the active ingredient in “magic” psilocybin mushrooms. The proponents of Measure 109 are focused on setting up specialty facilities and services…

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Science

Psilocybin Measure 109 would turn Oregonians into ‘guinea pigs’

Passing Measure 109, she said, would “set up Oregonians as really the guinea pigs to be receiving psilocybin treatment for psychological conditions with high rates of morbidity and mortality if treated quickly or left untreated.” The leader of the Oregon Psychiatric Physician Association told The Lund Report the group opposes the measure, as does American…

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Medicine/Healing

Parallels between psychedelic and digital mainstreaming

…no stranger to the psychedelic scene having collaborated with Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Mark Pesce, and Erik Davis. …the mental health epidemic as an externality of capitalism, and placing our trust in… cures [that generate profits at the expense of individual and natural rights]. Will [the current pandemic] be to…

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