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Taking Iboga with the People of Gabon

Jordan May
December 4, 2017
The Ibogaine Conversation Part 2 | Our first stop is in Gabon, Africa, where consumption of the iboga root bark is intimately tied to the ancient spiritual discipline known as Bwiti.
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Your Brain on Psychedelic Drugs

Marlene Rupp
November 2, 2017
What is it about psychedelics that has the power to change lives for the better? The answer might lie in the unique ways that psychedelics interact with the brain.
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Fear and Loathing on Flatbush Avenue

Sarah Paolantonio
October 31, 2017
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas can tell us a lot about the building of the system we are now finding ourselves stuck inside.
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The State: Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Emerson Dameron
October 27, 2017
To get a vision of the future of psychedelics from a legal and regulatory perspective, the most useful thing to do might be to see what's happening already in the realm of weed.
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Psychedelics and Mental Health

Marlene Rupp
October 25, 2017
Depression. Anxiety. Addiction. Most everyone of us knows somebody who is battling such a condition. Talk therapies may help, but sometimes they don’t. Antidepressants may help, but sometimes they don’t. Some patients are of the opinion that antidepressants are like “Band-Aids” in the way that they never really tackle the underlying issues of their problems.
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The State: Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017

Emerson Dameron
September 19, 2017
Welcome to the first edition of The State. This column will look at a few of the more noteworthy stories making waves in the psychedelic and reform spheres, and when appropriate, examine how they fit into a larger context.
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10 Reasons to End the War on Drugs and the War on Sex Workers

Britta Love
September 8, 2017
Just as the drug war makes drug-taking more dangerous and disproportionately affects the most vulnerable, the War on Sex Workers makes sex work more dangerous too. Here are 10 reasons ending the War on Sex Workers makes as much sense as ending the War on Drugs.
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2001: A Psychedelic Odyssey

Tanner Howard
August 18, 2017
One tagline for the movie was “the ultimate trip,” so clearly Kubrick, or at least the film’s marketing team, were very aware of the psychedelic implications of the film.
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Of Molecules and Minds: The Science of Ayahuasca

Thomas Varley
August 16, 2017
There’s a beauty and sense of wonder that comes from knowing how the world works, and the nature of the psychedelic experience dovetails almost perfectly with that awareness.
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The Psychedelic Renaissance owes its life to an open internet

Erica Darragh
July 12, 2017
We must remember how in less than two decades, an open internet enabled us to bridge some deep cultural divides, dismantle three-quarters of a century worth of drug propaganda, crowdsource massive databases of drug information, and crowdfund millions of dollars for FDA-approved research on psychedelics.
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Why We Need to Talk About “Bad Trips”

Patrick Smith
May 30, 2017
Although psychedelics are going to shape the future of mental health therapy, these powerful mind-altering substances shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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The Unexpected Trip

Anonymous
May 24, 2017
When I graduated from the Air Force Academy, it was George W. Bush who handed me my diploma.
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Where Eco-Feminism and Psychedelics Meet

Leia Friedman
April 20, 2017
We talked with Zoe Helene, the founder of Cosmic Sister, a group started as an underground network for women who have each other’s best interests at heart, women supporting women.
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Precautions with Underground Psychedelic Therapy

Brenda Brewer
March 9, 2017
In underground sessions, you’re taking a huge risk choosing to work with someone who may not have adequately prepared or may have dubious subconscious motivations.
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Non-PTSD Uses for MDMA

Josh Dietz
January 26, 2017
MDMA has the potential of treating and reversing even the most pervasive of pathologies in the mental health world
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The Psychedelic Network, Pt 1: USA

Zoë Biehl
December 20, 2016
Over the past few years, psychedelic societies have begun popping up all over the world. We interviewed some of the pioneers. First stop: USA.
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Why Psychedelic History Matters

Jesse Jarnow
December 13, 2016
The psychedelic renaissance is afoot, and there’s almost no use arguing with the term anymore. It’s just too catchy.
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Psychedelic Perspectives on Horizons

Brett Greene
October 5, 2016
The 10th Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference is this weekend (Oct 7-9) in NYC. So we asked some people to chime in and offer their Psychedelic Perspectives on Horizons...
How LSD Helped Me Ditch My Crutches and Scale Mountains

LSD Helped Me Ditch My Crutches & Scale Mountains

Anonymous
September 15, 2016
We passed out the tabs of acid, we toasted, and we dropped. And then suddenly, up we went. I stood up, gingerly putting my weight on my right leg. And...nothing. No pain. No tenderness. I was invincible.
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A Narc Gifts a Priest LSD

Danji
September 6, 2016
“Ralph, have you ever done LSD?” Of course, my dad’s speaking to a policeman, and it’s the 70’s, and my dad hadn’t done LSD.
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I fell in love while candy flipping

Anonymous
July 28, 2016
The LSD rushed through my gums and into my jaw at the same time the bitter drip of MDA slowly ran down the back of my throat. I didn’t exactly understand what was happening nor did I care because I was excited.
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Why I Came Out of the Psychedelic Closet

Daniel Miller
April 15, 2016
I majored in physics at Princeton. I’m a lawyer who graduated from Georgetown Law. I clerked for a Federal Judge. And, of course, I had a positive, life-changing trip on LSD.
Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet

Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet

Nese Devenot
October 8, 2015
Presented at Psymposia: Envisioning a Post Prohibition World University of Massachusetts Amherst | April 18, 2015   Inspired by this talk, an […]