Psychedelics

Effects of Low-Dose LSD on Mood and Cognition

By Sandra Nomoto Selective, Beneficial Effects on Mood and Cognition Observed A study aimed to determine whether a low dose of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) positively affects cognition and mood, and at which dose these effects occur. It was recently published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Controlled research on the efficacy of microdosing is scarce. …

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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety for Those Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Illness

Future Clinical Trials With Larger Sample Sizes and More Diverse Populations Are Warranted to Study the Application of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Treating Anxiety A peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Scientific Reports provides sufficient evidence to support further research into the palliative effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. The pilot study, sponsored …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Common Views and Attitudes Towards Psychedelic Medicines and Therapies

By Candice Folkard Psychedelics have a rich history, from use amongst indigenous people, guided by ancient knowledge passed on through centuries of traditional practices, to their discovery by modern science leading into a hampering period of criminalisation and finally through to a resurgence of research into uses in modern psychological treatment. A brief insight into …

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Study Shows Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called …

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Can psychoactive plants help terminally ill patients?

By Patrick Bailey Changing Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Benefit the Terminally Ill The prejudices of yesterday do not have the same hold on people today. Psychoactive drugs have a long history of negative publicity and incredibly Draconian law enforcement practices. The most common one is cannabis, but the current generation of Americans coming of age has …

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Havn Life Supports Expanded B.C. Opioid Therapy Program; Psychedelics Show Promise

On September 16, British Columbia’s health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a public health order to increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose to access safer alternatives to the toxic street drug supply, as B.C. works to update prescribing guidance. The order, issued under the Health Professions Act, …

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Leaders in Psychedelic Medicine Join to Form Psychedelic Medicine Association

The Psychedelic Medicine Association (PMA) Aims to Bridge the Gap Between the Medical Establishment, Patients, and Industry Leaders As psychedelic medicines progress through clinical trial pathways and legislation is amended, patients are starting to ask doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists about access to ground breaking new treatments. “We want physicians and other healthcare providers to feel …

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Takeaways from Dr. Martin Ball’s Keynote on the God Molecule

By Sandra Nomoto A Recap of Dr. Ball’s Keynote Speech During the 2020 Nonduality Global Summit In late June, Spiritual Safari Media hosted the first global virtual two-day NonDuality Summit. Author, artist, and energy worker Dr. Martin Ball presented a keynote at the end of the first day entitled “Molecular Mysticism: Neurotransmitters as a Direct …

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Psychedelics and Spirituality: Shining Light on the Mystery Surrounding Entheogens

By Sandra Nomoto The title of this book describes it quite accurately. Edited by Dr. Thomas B. Roberts, Psychedelics and Spirituality is a collection of essays, speeches, and stories that reveal how the psychedelics conversation inherently includes one about spirituality. This is the third book sponsored by the Council on Spiritual Practices, which published two …

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