Michael Carmichael is a writer, lecturer and researcher of the history and archaeology of altered states of consciousness. He studied the Anthropology of altered states with Weston LaBarre (Duke); Ethno-Botany with R. Gordon Wasson (Harvard); Sinology with Joseph Needham (Cambridge) and Archaeology with Andrew Sherratt (Oxford). He is the current Chairman of Planetary/USA a non-governmental organization that promotes cognitive liberty, human rights and progressive reform. His spiritual home is Oxford where he conducts multidisciplinary research in alchemy and Egyptology, and he is currently based in the Research Triangle of North Carolina in proximity to Washington, D.C.
Vegetarians are more intelligent, says study
Posted by Tino Verducci from The Future is Vegan
Frequently dismissed as cranks, their fussy eating habits tend to make them unpopular with dinner party hosts and guests alike.
But now it seems they may have the last laugh, with research showing vegetarians... June 30th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More
Enforcement by Britain, the UN and the EU backs up regimes that ignore human rights, says report.
The United Nations, the European commission and individual states including Britain are flouting international human rights law by funding anti-drug crime measures that are inadvertently leading to the executions... June 30th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More
Today, a struggle is taking place in Great Britain between prejudice and science. The Conservatives have attacked a major scientist and are attempting to humiliate him through a trial-by-tabloid of dogma versus science.
Here is a brief backstory. Exactly four hundred years ago in 1610, Galileo Galilei... April 12th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More
Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its forty-fourth president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation’s “triumph over race.” Obama’s election has been touted... March 21st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More