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TOM BUNZEL | Graham Hancock is one of the most amazing modern explorers of both the planet’s material mysteries in terms of ruins and monoliths and the internal aspects of consciousness. I learned of his participation in the Contact in the Desert Conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center just prior to going to Illuminate, so I decided to drive through ...

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Trip to Sobriety: Psychedelics & Addiction


By Sam Gandy | The idea of ingesting a drug to combat addiction to another substance may seem strange to some, to others, even heretical. There is however an ever growing body of research to back up the use of certain drugs for combating addiction, and the most promising of these are the psychedelics. These substances are well suited to ...

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New Research Finds No Link Between Psychedelics and Mental Health Problems, But May Actually Help Prevent Them


Anna Lemind | According to a common belief many people stick to, psychedelic drugs damage the health of the user’s body and mind. The ‘acid casualty’ myth, which dates back to the 60s, still persists in society and claims that psychedelic drug use can trigger psychosis and other mental disorders. However, it seems that more and more scientific studies are ...

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Psychedelic Scientists and Their Studies..


By Sam Gandy | The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. – Albert Einstein Psychedelics and related substances have contributed ...

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San Pedro: One Of Mother Nature’s Most Powerful Psychedelics


by Alanna Ketler | Trichocereus Pachanoi, aka San Pedro, is a columnar cactus native to the Andean mountains of Peru, and Ecuador. Some of the indigenous names for San Pedro are: huachuma, chuma, and wachuma. It is one of the four most sacred plants of Peru, along with Tobacco, Ayahuasca and Coca. San Pedro has hallucinogenic properties and is often compared to the ...

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The Evolutionary & Ecological Importance Of Psychedelic Plants


by Shelley M. White | “…it is almost as if the vegetal world assigned certain plants to be the diplomats and teachers to our young confused species, to help put us on a different path than the one we have chosen, racing to ecological decimation and self-extinction. How else to explain the consistent messages received in mushroom, ayahuasca, iboga, and peyote ...

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Brazil Is Giving Ayahuasca To Prison Inmates On Their Path To Redemption


by Jeff Roberts | In a quest to ease pressures on the Brazilian prison system, mental health workers have opted to give prison inmates the psychedelic brew ayahuasca, in the hopes of helping them to work through their deeply-rooted emotional traumas.  It is no secret that the current prison system is in shambles. Over crowded holding spaces, abusive staff, unsanitary living conditions ...

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She Was Given LSD, Psilocybin, & MDMA In The Final Days Before Her Death – What Happened After Was Beautiful


by Jeff Roberts | Mara Howell was in pain, the type of pain so severe it found her bedridden in a hospital at 33 years old. Cancer was killing her. Conventional pain killers weren’t providing any relief. She tried them all, opioids, methadone, IV ethanol, and more, but to no avail. On top of the physical pain, Mara was also battling ...

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Psilocybin: The Science Behind a Magical Molecule


By Sam Gandy | Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in many species of mushrooms. In this form it has a long history of use by Man in the context of healing and divination, and it is still employed in this manner today by indigenous groups such as the Mazatec. Since the 1960’s awareness of psilocybin and the ...

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5 Mindblowing Facts about Ayahuasca


Jeanae White | This sacred South American medicinal tea contains the potent psychedelic chemical N,N-dimethlytryptaime (DMT) induces intense visions, introspection, and mystical experiences. The entire ayahuasca experience lasts for approximately 8 hours, often accompanied by vomiting and occasionally diarrhoea, which the natives call ‘la purga’ (the purge).  This purging process is medically beneficial, as it clears the body of built up emotional trauma, worms ...

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