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  1. Jan 2024
  2. Dec 2023
    1. Concerns with the over-emphasis of inner-spirituality are described extensively in new-age research (Heelas, 2009; Simchai, 2009). In short, while new-age culture sees itself as a counter-culture, it can actually reinforce dominant cultural trends of individualism, something which has been observed in some neoshamanic ayahuasca circles as well (Gearin, 2015; Rodd, 2018; Apud, 2020a). For example, some Australian ayahuasca practitioners believe that “The primacy of the individual is reflected in the idea that social transformation is only possible after the individual transforms their consciousness” (Rodd, 2018). This is aligned with the Israeli new-age ethos (Simchai, 2009), including the ethos of the population observed in this study. Within this ethos, ‘peace starts from within’ and social change happens through personal change which ‘ripples’ out, or by achieving a ‘critical mass’ of individuals who have gone through personal transformation. Important to note, that such new-age ideology in Israel can sometimes support political amotivation, and lead to ‘identity blindness’ which can serve hegemonic power relations (Simchai, 2014; Simchai and Keshet, 2016).


  3. Oct 2023
    1. I’m preparing to teach a weaving class. It’s the first time I’ve done one in a few years – the last big effort was 2017, when I did a class for the DFW Fiber Fest board members, trying to get my brain back into teaching mode. It didn’t really take. Don’t get me wrong – class went well, everybody had a good time, and we got excellent results – but I didn’t feel inspired to keep going and teach. Since then, I’ve done a lot of psychedelic-assisted therapy work, and have fixed a decade of treatment-resistant depression – and I’m ready to teach again. I’m not going to talk about the therapy part here… but if you want to know more, get in touch: wormspit@gmail.com and I’ll share more in private.

      psychedelic assisted therapy. the world is changing ...

  4. Feb 2023
    1. Yes my understanding was a that ego death is the goal, and this is done in a controlled setting with a trusted therapist.I have no experience with these dosage levels but what I have heard is that some people don’t experience the full ego death at 3.5 grams but most people do at 5 grams, and I have also heard that there isn’t much additional effect from higher doses. So the thinking is to make sure to get everyone over that edge.However there are other forms of treatment and I’m only talking about what I learned a few years ago, I’ve not studied the latest work and I am not a medical professional at all.I did a quick google search to find more info for you and it seems there’s a lot of new work being done. I didn’t find any convenient link with the answer to your question though.


  5. Feb 2021
    1. Scientific research on psychedelics begannearly 70 years ago, with over 1,000 clinicalarticles being written between 1950 and 1972showing promising results

      It is pretty intriguing that there was no stigmatisation between these years about psychedelics while today there is even a huge stigmatisation of psychedelics in the scientific field. There are some scientists who want to rediscover these positive effcts of psychedelics. There are few studies showing that psychedelics such as LSD, DMT and especially Psilocybin have an incredible antidepressive effect. The psychedelic Renaissance will come soon (hopefully)

      Also I do have the assumption that the goverment inhibited psychedelic drugs for an evil/profitable reason. Some people say that psychedelics are the antidote of propaganda :)

    2. Moreover, psychedelics are particularlypromising for enhancing cognitive functions, asthey appear to be nontoxic and medically safe,even when consumed at standard hallucino-genic dosages (Bogenschutz & Johnson, 2016),producing no dependence or addiction in ani-mals or humans (Nichols, 2004;Nichols, 2016;Nichols & Grob, 2018)

      As we can see, there was no good reason to inhibit psychedelic drugs. It rather helps you to overcome your Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD and even Alzheimer as a prevention.

    1. Safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of low dose lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in healthy older volunteers

      Sujetos sanos

    1. Preliminary Report on the Effects of a Low Dose of LSD on Resting-State Amygdala Functional Connectivity

      LSD en amigdala

    1. A review of emerging therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses
    1. Mood and cognition after administration of low LSD doses in healthy volunteers: A placebo controlled dose-effect finding study

      Healthy subjects. Mood and cognition.

    1. Psychedelics in Psychiatry: Neuroplastic, Immunomodulatory, and Neurotransmitter Mechanisms


    1. Survey of subjective "God encounter experiences": Comparisons among naturally occurring experiences and those occasioned by the classic psychedelics psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, or DMT

      Experiencias espirituales con psicodélicos

  6. Oct 2019
    1. Harvard Science of Psychedelics Club: The Hyperbolic Geometry of DMT Experiences

      Craft 5 mathematics & psychedelics tokens for this video.

  7. May 2019
  8. Apr 2019
    1. “The ordinary waking consciousness is a very useful and, on most occasions, an indispensable state of mind; but it is by no means the only form of consciousness, nor in all circumstances the best. Insofar as he transcends his ordinary self and his ordinary mode of awareness, the mystic is able to enlarge his vision, to look more deeply into the unfathomable miracle of existence.The mystical experience is doubly valuable; it is valuable because it gives the experiencer a better understanding of himself and the world and because it may help him to lead a less self-centered and more creative life.”
  9. Mar 2015
  10. Sep 2014
    1. I think that the nature of the psychedelic experience is challenging to the rationalists’ basis of Western ideas.

      I don't agree and don't want to see psychedelics welcomed into mainstream culture through glorification of the extra-logical. It's this sort of attitude that allowed exploitative, self-proclaimed gurus to thrive in the psychedelic scene. By all means, take a journey with a psychedelic, but then come back and process it and put it in perspective with what you think you know about your life and reality and continue to think critically about your relationships and your needs.