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Magic mushrooms lift severe depression in trial

A hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms has successfully lifted severe depression in previously untreatable patients.<p>Scientists at Imperial College London induced intense psychedelic trips in 12 people using high doses of the banned substance psilocybin.<p>A week after the experience all …

Magic Mushrooms

Spacemen 3: 'A monkey could play one note. But could a stoned monkey?'

In an extract from his memoir, Spacemen 3 bassist Will Carruthers recalls one journey in search of the drone that bemused cinemagoers in Brentford<p>It had been billed as “an evening of contemporary sitar music”, which was perhaps slightly misleading in that none of us had ever seriously played a …

Guitar

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Third World Pyramid

<i>Third World Pyramid</i> by The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 reviews. Add your own review. 8/10 <br>13 people love this record. Be the 14th!<p>8/10 <b>Jamie</b> Staff …

‘My therapist gave me a pill’: can MDMA help cure trauma?

The ‘party drug’ is synonymous with rave culture, but an ambitious clinical study could prove it has the power to treat PTSD<p>For as long as Alice, now 32, can remember, her father, “a major drug dealer with freezers full of cocaine”, was physically abusive towards her and her mother. “My first …

Mental Health

Lionel Shriver's full speech: 'I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad'

This is the full transcript of the keynote speech, Fiction and Identity Politics, that author Lionel Shriver gave at the Brisbane Writers Festival<p>I hate to disappoint you folks, but unless we stretch the topic to breaking point this address will not be about “community and belonging.” In fact, you …

Student Government

The Lives of Poor White People

“I grew up poor, in the Rust Belt, in an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope for as long as I can remember.” That’s how J. D. Vance begins one of this campaign season’s saddest and most fascinating books, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” (Harper). …

The zine teaching people how to rave safely and ethically

Clubbing is endangered: we’ve seen nights for marginalised people targeted in the Orlando shootings, spurred on for hatred of the LGBT community. We’ve witnessed the erosion and ridicule of safe spaces, threatening how minorities rave, and our governments threaten the most important cultural …

Couple drops acid and attempts to assemble Ikea furniture

And you thought that second glass of wine before assembling your Scandinavian stick furniture might have been ill advised. In "Giancarlo and Nicole + …

Furniture

3tags.org

'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness'

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Geophysics

Warpaint - Love Is To Die (Live on KEXP)