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Entheogens & Psychedelics

The Ayahuasca Effect

This is a really interesting article by Kirby Surprise Psy.D looking at ayahuasca as a plant medicine, and examining how it effects brain chemistry, as well as his own profound personal experience with this most incredible shamanic brew.

"The world’s most powerful antidepressant and psychotherapeutic agent may be a natural herbal tea."

http://www.ayahuasca.com/science/the-ayahuasca-effect/

Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations

Think drug-induced hallucinations, and the whirly, spirally, tunnel-vision-like patterns of psychedelic imagery immediately spring to mind. But it's not just hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, cannabis or mescaline that conjure up these geometric structures. People have reported seeing them in near-death experiences, as a result of disorders like epilepsy and schizophrenia, following sensory deprivation, or even just after applying pressure to the eyeballs. So common are these geometric hallucinations, that in the last century scientists began asking themselves if they couldn't tell us something fundamental about how our brains are wired up. And it seems that they can.

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DMT The Spirit Molecule

Is finished, has screenings lined up, and and dvd pre-orders available apparently... (I can't quite figure out how to order them though... anyone know the secret?) UPDATE: the dvds are now available from the following website.

http://www.thespiritmolecule.com
http://www.facebook.com/the.spirit.molecule

A psychedelic Baraka meets What the Bleep do We Know…

THE SEAT OF THE SOUL

What is a little-known, pea-sized gland revered by metaphysicians for millennia and nicknamed the third eye or the seat of the soul? It is the pineal gland, located in the middle of the head, occupying a masterful position in regulating human function.

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Psychedelic trips aid anxiety treatments in study

She swallowed it, lay on the couch with her eyes covered, and waited. And then it came.

"The world was made up of jewels and I was in a dome," she recalled. Surrounded by brilliant, kaleidoscopic colors, she saw the dome open up to admit "this most incredible luminescence that made everything even more beautiful."

Tears trickled down her face as she saw "how beautiful the world could actually be."

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