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What Makes People on Shrooms Jump Off Buildings and Die?

Researchers are trying to understand why psychedelics make some people trip so hard they think they can fly.<p>Earlier this month, a student from Singapore tripping on shrooms in a Bali hotel jumped five floors to his death. The news recalled an incident from a year ago, when a 23-year old banker at …

Psychedelic Use Could Lower Suicide Risk

So reports a new study in a vulnerable population.<p>Based on the attendance and diversity of presentations at last weekend's Psychedelic Science conference, hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that we are in the midst of a …

Four Hundred People Microdosed LSD for a Month in the Name of Science

Drugs! For Science!<p>In late 2015, <i>Rolling Stone</i> wrote about an unlikely "hot new business trip" taking Silicon Valley by storm: microdosing LSD. It was the post that launched a thousand blogs, and in the year and a half since, nary a media outlet hasn't written about microdosing at least once.<p>As its …

Clinical review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Having a guided psychedelic experience may be a powerful treatment for depression, anxiety, and addiction. A new review of clinical trials suggests …

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression— and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

Magic mushrooms chemical could help people with depression, says leading psychiatrist

A chemical in magic mushrooms could be used to treat people with depression who don’t respond to prescription drugs, according to a top …

Depression

Magic Mushrooms Are Shaping the Future of Psychiatric Treatment

ou may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous …

The Hallucinogenic Tree That Cures Addiction in One Dose

It's more powerful than ayahuasca but not nearly as well-known.<p>In West Africa, the roots of a native shrub contain a psychoactive substance called …

Study finds people who use psychedelic drugs tend to be liberal

New research has found a positive association between psychedelic drug use and certain political orientations. The study, published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Gary Weber: Exploring the Self Scientifically - Magic Mushrooms or Meditation

Magic mushrooms, with psilocybin as their active ingredient, have been used at least since 10,000 BCE for purposes ranging from shamanic healing to …

Tripping Through Inner Space on a Single, Legal Dose of Nootropics | KINDLAND

I sat down with my “HerbGirl,” Lori Barron, a certified herbalist and Chinese medicine practitioner, and asked her if she’d be interested in …

E-cigarettes rigged by drug users to smoke hallucinogen DMT

Drug users have discovered a method of adapting electronic cigarettes to vaporize a potent class A hallucinogen known as dimethyltryptamine or DMT.<p>The straightforward <i>“hack”</i> is being discussed openly on multiple web forums, with DMT enthusiasts describing how simple it is to consume the drug using …

The DMT Experience, The Human Brain & The Science of Consciousness

Christopher Timmermann obtained a BSc in Psychology in Santiago, Chile and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Bologna in Italy. He …

Scientists Actually Prove That Psychedelic Drugs Create An ‘Elevated Level Of Consciousness’

British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind.<p>Brain …

Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, dies at 75

The undaunted spirit and psychedelic warrior of love and light, Nick Sand, the outlaw chemist, died in his sleep on Monday April 24th at the age of …

Is Ayahuasca an Effective Therapeutic Tool for Addiction Treatment?

Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD is clinical psychologist who has been investigating the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of psychedelic plants for …