Posts Tagged ‘Altered States’

Psychedelic Technologies

Psychedelic Technologies
Imagine… you are strolling along the Esplanade at Burning Man, and something catches your eye. Bands of lights are rapidly moving up and down a 30 foot high pyramid, from Red at the bottom, through Orange, Green, Turquoise, Indigo, Violet, and finally White light at the top. Nothing too unusual,...
July 26th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

The Anti-Psychic’s Challenge

The Anti-Psychic’s Challenge
Legendary skeptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off a searing 18-minute indictment of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world’s psychics: Prove what you do is real, and I’ll give you a million dollars. (No takers yet.)
July 20th, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

A Ladies’ Man and Shameless

A Ladies’ Man and Shameless
Das ewig weibliche zieht uns hinan. The eternally feminine leads us forward. – Goethe He who binds himself to a joy does the winged life destroy, But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity’s sunrise. – William Blake Only connect. – E. M. Forster I‘m finally...
July 13th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

Why can’t we stop Believing?

Why can’t we stop Believing?
Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble. As founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine,...
July 6th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

BIG BANG BIG BOOM

BIG BANG BIG BOOM
BLU’s new wall painted animation is an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. direction and animation by BLU blublu.org production and distribution by ARTSH.it artsh.it sountrack by ANDREA MARTIGNONI BIG BAG BIG BOOM – the...
July 6th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More

(A Brief History and) Motivation of an Entheogenic Chemist

(A Brief History and) Motivation of an Entheogenic Chemist
Abstract: Casey Hardison was arrested spring 2004 for the production of psychedelic-type drugs, i.e., LSD, 2C- B and DMT. In the three years since, not one person from ‘authority’ had bothered to ask him what motivated him to synthesise psychedelic drugs. It was as if the a priori assumption that...
July 5th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

“WATSON: THE NEEDLE!”

“WATSON: THE NEEDLE!”
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND COCAINE By Mike Jay – http://mikejay.net/ Cocaine was the great pharmaceutical success story of the last decades of the nineteenth century. In a few short years, it went from a minor item in specialist catalogues to a major seller in a huge range of preparations in high-street...
July 1st, 2010 | Arts | Read More

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’
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

DMT and the Pineal: Fact or Fiction?

DMT and the Pineal: Fact or Fiction?
A well-known factoid bandied about by psychedelic drug geeks is the idea that DMT, or some other psychoactive tryptamine, is produced by the pineal gland. When did this idea originate? And is it actually true? By John Hanna for Erowid.org During his talk “Psychoactive Drugs Throughout Human History”...
June 8th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More

Noam Chomsky and Latin America

Noam Chomsky and Latin America
Noam Chomsky speaks about the future and predicts difficult situations for China and India. On the other hand he analyzes the appearance of progressiveness in Latin America as very important. For the first time in 500 years, LA is moving towards a degree of independence and a kind of integration and...
June 7th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More