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As some places in America begin to decriminalise psychedelic drugs for medical treatment, ethical questions are being raised about whether those who really need the treatments will be able to get them.
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Animism—seeing the spirit in everything—goes deeper than the psychedelic experience, and this distinction may be crucial for psychedelic healing work.
Ann Arbor’s City Council unanimously voted Monday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and plants.
About 800 people usually gather at the Wiltshire monument, on or around 21 September, to mark the autumn equinox.
Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline cause severe and often long-lasting hallucinations, but they show great potential in treating serious psychiatric conditions, such as major depressive disorder.
The rhythmic activity of a single layer of neurons has now been shown to cause dissociation — an experience involving a feeling of disconnection from the surrounding world.
A major mental health healing solution is on the horizon: ketamine therapy. A growing body of research shows that the drug, which has long been used as an anesthetic in emergency departments, can be an effective treatment option for several mental health conditions…
After months of testing, the first funeral has taken place in the Netherlands using a fast-composting “living coffin” made of mycelium, the mat of fibres that forms the underground part of fungi.
From ayahuasca to iboga, and even synthetic compounds, people are turning to psychedelics to treat pain, in addition to mental health.
This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, both in the case of one state.
Two studies found reduced rates in depression severity, suicidal ideation, and experiential avoidance four weeks after taking psychedelics.
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Scientists in Finland are taking a closer look at the relationship between psychedelic substances and mystical experiences.
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Many people report seeing “machine elves” or “clockwork elves” while on DMT, but why do so many people see entities and why do different people have such similar experiences?