Posts Tagged ‘emotion’

(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

Botticelli’s love drug

Botticelli’s love drug
A new discovery suggests that Botticelli’s masterpiece Venus and Mars shows the effects of a hallucinogenic plant – but is the real drug the painting itself? From the Guardian by Jonathan Jones The Florentine Renaissance weaver of floral fantasies Sandro Botticelli is a magical artist. Just to...
June 1st, 2010 | Arts | Read More

Noam Chomsky barred by Israelis from lecturing in Palestinian West Bank

Noam Chomsky barred by Israelis from lecturing in Palestinian West Bank
US academic denies claim that misunderstanding by border officials was to blame for ban (Noam Chomsky – refused entry to Palestinian West Bank by Israel during lecture tour Rex Features) Noam Chomsky, whose withering critiques of political establishments have earned him the wrath of regimes...
May 21st, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture

In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture
The following is adapted from the Foreword to Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties, by Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner with Gary Bravo, from Synergetic Press. LSD is a drug that produces fear in people who don’t take it. –Timothy...
May 17th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

The World Peace Conference

The World Peace Conference
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19 to 22, 2010 http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ Working Group 3: draft February 2010 Preamble We, the peoples of Earth: gratefully acknowledging...
April 30th, 2010 | Environment | Read More

Indian man ‘survives without food or water for decades’

Indian man ‘survives without food or water for decades’
A team of doctors in western India is carrying out a study on a hermit who claims to have survived without food and water for 70 years. The holy man claims that he derives energy through meditation.
April 30th, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health
Even CNN are jumping on the psychedelic band-wagon these days. Momentum is building…
April 27th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients By Brian Vastag for Scientific America SAN JOSE, California—Michael Bledsoe’s story begins like that...
April 26th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose
It’s great to be here today, with so many companeros, on this eve of the 16th of April, the day 67 years ago, when Albert Hoffman accidentally experienced his first LSD-trip, which launched the thousand ships on which we now sail. I set up the Beckley Foundation in 1998 for the purpose of scientifically...
April 25th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of World’s Most Ingenious Thief
Gerald Blanchard could hack any bank, swipe any jewel. There was no security system he couldn’t beat. Illustration: Justin Wood The plane slowed and leveled out about a mile aboveground. Up ahead, the Viennese castle glowed like a fairy tale palace. When the pilot gave the thumbs-up, Gerald Blanchard...
April 23rd, 2010 | Arts | Read More