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Microdose Research: Without approvals, control groups, double-blinds, staff or funding by Dr James Fadiman

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Microdose Research: Without approvals, control groups, double-blinds, staff or funding by Dr James Fadiman

There is an abundance of good news. After forty plus years of research being denied, what Charles Grob kindly called, “a lull,” psychedelic science is back. Excellent research results appear in the top peer-reviewed journals. The popular science press, as well as the general media, favorably covers the findings. In fact, it is difficult to find a thoughtful negative article about psychedelics anywhere. Governments hover on the edge of funding and hundreds of graduate students in religious studies, social work, psychology, biochemistry, neuroscience and psychiatry intend to go into psychedelic research.       Major research groups in the US and the UK...

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Visions of Iboga, Harm Reduction and Addiction

Visions of Iboga, Harm Reduction and Addiction

Documentary film-maker David Graham Scott, whose work includes the award-winning Detox or Die and Iboga Nights, which has had a huge impact on the harm-reduction and addiction communities, takes us on a tour of his work and the personal struggles that helped frame them. This article originally appeared in the Psychedelic Press journal Volume XVI. It’s only recently that I’ve fully acknowledged the underlying issues that led me into the dark subculture of opiate use. A longstanding problem with depression and anxiety broke any confidence I had, and I felt myself becoming increasingly alienated from the world around me. After...

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Sumiruna Awakenings: Emergence of a New Consciousness 23-26 June 2016

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Sumiruna Awakenings: Emergence of a New Consciousness 23-26 June 2016

23rd – 26th of June, Bucharest, Romania, Caro Hotel, 400 seats 7 presentations with special guests * 5 workshops * 3 interactive Q&A sessions * 7 visionary artists exhibiting * 1 movie screening with the director’s presence *4 days of networking Keynote presenters; Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Jan Kounen, and Dennis McKenna Dedicated to the Visionary Wisdom and Art of Pablo Amaringo   The Conference title, Sumiruna, is inspired by the great visionary artist Pablo Amaringo. He described a Sumiruna as a human who through their years of spiritual evolution and learning has moved to the highest levels of knowledge...

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Taboo from the Jungle to the Lab: Science and Ayahuasca

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Taboo from the Jungle to the Lab: Science and Ayahuasca

Taboos can be both impediments to knowledge and storehouses of knowledge. This two-part talk by Reverend Nemu, author of Science Revealed and the forthcoming Neuro-apocalypse, explores the taboos in place in the scientific community studying ayahuasca, and compares their usefulness to those in indigenous ayahuasca traditions. PART 1:   PART 2:     Reverend Nemu’s fascination with all things apocalyptic began twenty years ago, whilst baiting Jehovah's Witnesses on his doorstep. He occasionally gives talks on ayahuasca and Santo Daime, on revelation in the history of science, and other wonderful things, which you can see here (http://www.nemusend.co.uk). He is the...

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What did you do for the psychedelic renaissance? by Andy Roberts

What did you do for the psychedelic renaissance? by Andy Roberts

This is the editorial for the Psychedelic Press journal XVI (May 2016) and is written by Andy Roberts, author of newly published Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia, and Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain:                                                                                                                                    ...

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