Posts Tagged ‘religious experience’

That’s one Miraculous Conception

That’s one Miraculous Conception
Its not Immaculate, but its certainly miraculous… Oral conception. Impregnation via the proximal gastrointestinal tract in a patient with an aplastic distal vagina. Case report. [Ed. note: There is no abstract, so we're including most of the original article below. It's a bit long, but trust us--it's...
June 3rd, 2010 | Health & Happiness | 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

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 FRUITFUL MATRIX OF GHOSTS’

‘THE FRUITFUL MATRIX OF GHOSTS’
THE PSYCHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE “A lady once asked me whether I believed in ghosts and apparitions. I answered with truth and simplicity: No, madam! I have seen far too many myself.” (1) © Mike Jay This exchange, recorded by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1809, was more than just...
May 4th, 2010 | Extended Mind | 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

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?
Claims of drug use by biblical figures surprisingly have susbtance, says Professor Carl Ruck Was Jesus a Stoner? is the mischievous title of an article about the use of cannabis in ancient Judaism in next month’s High Times, a pro-cannabis magazine. Its author, Chris Bennett, likes to shock....
April 26th, 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