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Giuliana Furci: Leading the Path for Female Mycologists of Colour

By Sandra Nomoto Pioneering the Study of Fungi in Chile and Beyond In the last few decades, Giuliana Furci has become the biggest promoter of the study and protection of the fungi kingdom in Chile. The founder and CEO of Fundación Fungi (Fungi Foundation), she is the first female mycologist of non-lichenized mushrooms in Chile. …

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Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

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The Illustrious History and Future Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms

By Sandra Nomoto 2020 wasn’t just a year of self-reflection; it groomed the way for both the cannabis and psychedelics industries to rise, despite few changes made on the governmental level globally. While not everyone may have jumped on the bandwagon for either, mental health and wellness took centre stage, and opened the door to …

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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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Entangled Life: An Introduction to the World of Fungi We’ve Never Seen

Merlin Sheldrake’s New Book is a Journey into the Fantastical World of Fungi By Jhena Waring Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures introduces us to a world we’ve never seen, even though it’s right before our eyes. Most of us are familiar with fungi, but do we …

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Psilocybin Dreams: A Brief Reflection on Life With the Mushroom

By Clinton Kaley The mountain of clouds towers over me as I lie in the field. I can still taste the earthy, cardboard flavor of the mushrooms in my mouth. The periphery of my vision circles ominously, prodding me, balking. I watch the clouds gather into a form: four arms, a long blade clutched in …

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A Review of Psychedelic Plant Medicine Studies in Canada

Canada Plays a Significant Role in the Research of Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicine. The study of plant medicine and psychedelic plants gets a back seat when it comes to legal research and clinical trials. This is compared to the ease and simplicity of focusing on a psychedelic molecule, plant derivative, or a plant-based proprietary medicine, …

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An Artist’s Psilocybin Journey: Terror, Tears and Redemption

Between bouts of crying, and with friends holding him on either side, Paul* choked down the capsules for his third and final trip, two at a time. “At first I spit them out.” The fear of subjecting himself again to sheer terror was too much. “Getting myself to take those pills that day was, without …

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Vancouver Event Raises $10,000 in Support of Psychedelic Research

By Simon Gerard Thanks to a few friends, I found out about a dinner fundraiser in Vancouver to support mental health research. Around 50 people came together to hear medical doctors, addiction specialists, and advocates speak, and connect with like-minded people from Vancouver, the United States, and abroad. Unlike most mental health fundraisers, this one …

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Indigenous Cultures That Used Psychedelic Plants

By Sandra Nomoto You might know about psychedelic plants and their potential for healing, but how much do you know about the indigenous cultural groups that used them? Here is a brief review of groups that were documented to have used plants as part of their cultural, spiritual, or healing traditions. North America Dating back …

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