Psychedelic medicine: the potential, the people, the politics

Trippy treatment James Worrell/Getty By Sean O’Neill It was quite a comedown in the 1970s when research into psychedelic medicine was virtually shut down in the West. Many countries were beginning to classify psychedelics as “schedule 1”, making them illegal, on the grounds that they were drugs of “abuse” with no agreed-upon medical use. The …

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Music And Psychedelics – An Interview With Mendel Kaelen

The following is a small snippet from the excellent article here at drug reporter   DoS: How did you discover psychedelics then? MK: Because of my fascination with the altered states of consciousness described in Monroe’s book, I read articles about ketamine’s ability to induce similar states, and about ayahuasca and other psychedelics used in traditional …

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Risky research could herald mindful revolution

  Pioneering research into psychedelic drugs could herald a revolution in our understanding of human consciousness and how we treat mental illness.       With its roots in the great age of Victorian invention, Imperial College London looks back on a rich heritage of breakthroughs in science, engineering and medicine – from the discovery …

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Psychedelic expert: Shrooms will be approved for depression in 10 years

Ask a healthy person who’s tripped on psychedelics what it felt like, and they’ll probably tell you they saw sounds or heard colors: The crash-bang of a dropped box took on an aggressive,dark shape. A bright green light seemed to emit a piercing, high-pitched screech. In actuality, this “cross-wiring” — synaesthesia, as it’s known scientifically — may …

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David Nutt – The Psychedelic Crusader

  David Nutt The Psychedelic Crusader In a society where almost all drugs have negative associations, it’s hard to have an open and rational discussion about their potential miraculous effects. /.post__head 52 Insights David Nutt The Psychedelic Crusader • 12th/Jan/2017 For almost 50 years LSD was banned worldwide and under no circumstances was any scientific …

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