Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

26 02 2012

Must-See Paul Stamets TEDMED talk about some truly awe-inspiring developments in medicinal and economic mycology:

 





The First World [Electric Sheep Comix is back!]

27 01 2012

After a ten year hiatus, Electric Sheep Comix returns with a stunning new addition to the psychedelic web-strip Delta from artist Patrick Farley, this one portraying McKenna’s ‘stoned ape theory’.   [NSFW]
Get’s really exquisite about 2/3 into it:

http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/delta/firstword/





Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell on the Importance of Psychedelics in 2012

30 12 2011

Wow. What superb clip.  Perfect for sharing!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!





Mom Shares Psychedelic Drugs with Dying Daughter

12 11 2011

After reading this lovely review by David Jay Brown of Honor Thy Daughter, I’m definitely adding this to my reading list.

—> SantaCruz.Patch.com

 





Providing a Better Living Through Chemistry to a Generation.

13 10 2011

An exquisite 8 minute documentary-style interview with Nick Sand, the chemical revolutionary who synthesized the renowned Orange Sunshine and was the first person to discover the effects of DMT could be experienced by smoking it.





New John Hopkins psilocybin paper published in Journal of Psychopharmacology

29 09 2011
Media coverage:
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ABC News Want to Be More Open-Minded? Magic Mushrooms Found to Help
CBS News Magic mushrooms improve personality? What study says
LiveScience ‘Magic Mushrooms’ May Permanently Alter Personality
Science Daily ‘Single Dose of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Hallucinogen May Create Lasting Personality Change, Study Suggests’
TIME ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term
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KA MacLean, MW Johnson, and RR Griffiths. 2011. “Mystical experiences occasioned by the hallucinogen psilocybin lead to increases in the personality domain of openness.” Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29 Sept.
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Abstract
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A large body of evidence, including longitudinal analyses of personality change, suggests that core personality traits are predominantly stable after age 30. To our knowledge, no study has demonstrated changes in personality in healthy adults after an experimentally manipulated discrete event. Intriguingly, double-blind controlled studies have shown that the classic hallucinogen psilocybin occasions personally and spiritually significant mystical experiences that predict long-term changes in behaviors, attitudes and values. In the present report we assessed the effect of psilocybin on changes in the five broad domains of personality – Neuroticism, Extroversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness. Consistent with participant claims of hallucinogen-occasioned increases in aesthetic appreciation, imagination, and creativity, we found significant increases in Openness following a high-dose psilocybin session. In participants who had mystical experiences during their psilocybin session, Openness remained significantly higher than baseline more than 1 year after the session. The findings suggest a specific role for psilocybin and mystical-type experiences in adult personality change.




StONeD aPe ThEOrY

18 09 2011

This is a clip from Duncan Trussell’s Comedy Central Pilot “Thunderbrain.”