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The following first appeared in the MAPS Bulletin: Psychedelics have recently reemerged in mainstream culture, with novel scientific research and major media outlets making a strong case for changes in the prohibitive policies currently impeding further progress in the field of psychedelic research. Researchers at institutions worldwide (e.g., Johns Hopkins, Harvard,...
Taylor Camp, says Hawaii-based photographer John Wehrheim, was not a commune, and there were no rules. Set at the edge of the road along the beach of the ancient island of Kauai, the tiny village was home to restless souls longing to escape from the unrest of their generation, from the...
Suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, a rape survivor Heidi Williams finally found peace in yoga. Having almost lost her 6-month-old, she had even attempted to commit suicide, however, yoga practice has brought the colors back to her life and she‘s now even able to help those in...
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University.An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to...
The Mathematical patterns behind nature and physical objectsWhat patterns do you see in your own life, or in the world that have symmetry and balance? Which ones are asymmetrical and out of balance? Noticing patterns helps us build on them if they are healthy, or break them if they...
Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent the past three years exploring the most remote places on Earth to capture mindblowing photographs of the last surviving tribes on Earth. Though his work albeit with good intentions has come under fierce controversy for painting a misconstrued picture of these tribes naturally ‘passing away’...
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.Despite the fact that the U.S. government deems many hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances to be dangerous, classifying them as Schedule I drugs with “no currently accepted medical use,” various scientists have dared to study their effects. What they’ve found over the years paints a...
Entering A Psychedelic State without Psychedelics: Inside Holotropic Breathwork.Holotropic breathwork is a mysterious and powerful method of healing and self-exploration that utilizes one’s environment and breathing technique to provide them with a profound and momentous experience of the mind.The development of holotropic breathwork was influenced by modern consciousness research...
Psychedelics are not to be taken lightly, I say this meaning that they should not be abused as a recreational substance, but they should also not be taken thoughtlessly to achieve an easy road to enlightenment.If you ever decide that psychedelics are right for you then great, but...
Produced for the movie 'Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations', this short animated story is a glimpse into the mind of a 23-year-old Terence McKenna, spending the March of 1971 in the middle of the Amazon jungle, already steeped in Sci-fi and Taoism, with an imagination ignited by the psilocybin mushrooms...