Diego Macias

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How Prescriptions for LSD and Shrooms Could Revolutionize Health Care

From LSD and mushrooms to ketamine, journalists are falling all over themselves to proclaim hallucinogens and other less-than-legal drugs the next …

Depression

How to Grow Your Own Magic Mushrooms; It’s Easier Than You Thought

Psilocybe cubensis or magic mushroom is a little brown and white mushroom which contains psychoactive compounds called psilocybin and psilocin. …

John Coltrane, Sun Ra, and many more on this stunning 12-hour mix of spiritual jazz

After several decades of jazz music mainly serving as something to dance to—as Wikipedia drily notes, “the association of jazz with sex is early and …

John Coltrane

Meet Craig Smith, L.A. pop-folk golden boy turned lost psychedelic genius, then tragic acid casualty

Rock lore loves to romanticize the drug casualty. Of course it’s wrong, but it’s so hard to resist imagining the tantalizing might-have-beens that …

5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Began Meditating

So when I think of five things that I wish I'd known 30 years ago, I would amend the topic to "things I wish everyone knew."<p>Meditation is natural. …

Another study is poking holes into the classic conception of introverts and extroverts

Do a quick Google of "only introverts will understand" if you need a sampling.<p>Somehow, it seems like we've ended up with stereotypes where introverts order pizza in bed and think deep important thoughts while extroverts prance around them setting things on fire and begging them to come out for a …

Behavioral Sciences

Georgiana Houghton: paintings from the spirit world

<b>Ahead of a major new show, Lucy Davies tells the story of eccentric Victorian artist and medium Georgiana Houghton</b><p>Georgiana Houghton was living with her parents as a middle-aged spinster when she attended her first séance, in 1859. Having already lost four of her nine siblings, including an adored …

7 things you can do in 30 days to make more money in the film industry

Having a successful career in the film industry today requires more than just being able to produce films or perform on screen. Talent is important …

Box Office

Artist Fixes Damaged Objects By Placing Them in Beehives

Aganetha Dyck latest collaboration with bees teaches us about natural design.<p>These honeycomb encrusted sculptures look like they're 3D printed or shaped by a sculptor’s hands but all have been built by nature's most efficient designers: bees. Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck is the woman behind these …

Art

Alex & Allyson Grey's Art Temple Wants to Awaken Your Divinity

Entheon's mission transcends time, but still needs your help.<p>65 miles north of New York City, a spiritual revolution has taken place. Thousands of people per year make their pilgrimage to the green hills of Wappinger, New York for spiritual awakening, for healing, for community. Inside a temple …

Art

How to help someone feel better: NLP for mental health - The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

Natural language processing (NLP) allows us to tag, parse, and even extract information from text. But we believe it also has the potential to help …

Scientists Gave Depressed Patients Psilocybin in a First for Psychedelic Therapy

And the results are promising.<p>In a recent UK trial, 12 patients with major depression took a pill quite different to commonly prescribed antidepressants: 25mg of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms.<p>Though it's early days (the study is the first of its kind), the results of …

Magic Mushrooms

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Consciousness

'Mind addiction' could help explain why smart people aren't as happy as they could be

Experimenters asked about 150 university students to imagine that they had won a lottery drawing and could choose one of two chocolates as their prize.<p>Chocolate A, they were told, was an 0.5 oz. piece of Austrian milk chocolate worth 50 cents, shaped like a heart. Chocolate B, on the other hand, …

Psychology

7 Space Mysteries No Scientist Can Explain

We've made some incredible space discoveries in the last few years, like gravitational waves and liquid water on Mars.<p>But considering we've explored …

Universe

9 superfoods you can grow yourself

<b>From quinoa to chia seeds and goji berries, make these nutrition superstars super local by growing them in your home or garden..</b><p>I’ve been known to go …

Are You Addicted to Suffering and Struggle?

The most profound "aha" moment in my research and work in the personal development space over the past decades was when my intuitive suspicion and a very scary thought were confirmed by science:<p><b>Suffering and struggle are emotional addictions as strong as addictions to alcohol, nicotine and …

Drug Addiction

11 Talents Introverts Don't Realize They Have

Because self-knowledge is real knowledge.

Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Be The Next Breakthrough Treatment For Depression

We often hear about the therapeutic power of cannabis, but what about psychedelics? Food author Eugenia Bone investigated that question after …

Rejection Doesn’t Hurt So Bad When You’re on Shrooms

It is a pretty magical time for scientists pursuing the study of magic mushrooms and other hallucinogenic drugs. Just last week, for instance, a team …

This cosmic visual interaction of the universe will blow your mind

The universe is massive. It’s so massive—billions and billions of stars, planets, and galaxies—that it would be virtually impossible to visualize how they are all linked together. That’s why astronomers and physicists generally use complex math equations to map out the connections between all the …

Universe

Científico sostiene que todas las enfermedades mentales tienen esta misma causa

<i>La facultad de controlar una atención inquieta una y otra vez es la raíz misma del juicio, el carácter y la voluntad... Una educación que aumente</i> …

Married couples across the US are sacrificing privacy to save on rent

These days, it isn't just college kids and recent grads who are taking in extra housemates. As it turns out, the post-college roommate arrangement is making more and more financial sense for married couples looking to reduce their housing expenses.<p>"It's definitely more common the more expensive the …

Personal Finance

Heavy cannabis use associated with reduced dopamine release in brain: Effect similar to other addictions

Effect similar to other addictions<p>Evidence of a compromised dopamine system has been found in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was …

Watch the Trailer for Love True, a Surreal Documentary About True Love

With <i>Love True</i>, Israeli director Alma Har’el dove into the myriad ways that wholly loving another person can play out—romantic, platonic, familial—and …

Tribeca Film Festival

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Consciousness

Los hongos "mágicos" podrían ser la clave para la supervivencia de nuestra especie

Los hongos “mágicos” o alucinógenos han sido usados por distintas tradiciones del mundo con propósitos espirituales. Durante eras los místicos han …

Estos son los impactantes efectos del LSD sobre tu consciencia

<i>Imagen vía Scan Rejects</i><p><b>El LSD hace que nuestro cerebro sea más completo. Esa es la conclusión a la que ha llegado un nuevo y controvertido estudio</b> …