Scientists have figured out how shrooms open your mind

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It’s one thing to say that psychedelic mushrooms “open your mind,” but it’s another entirely to demonstrate its dream-like effects in a scientific study. Yet, that’s what one group of researchers appear to have achieved in a study published today in Human Brain Mapping. In the experiment, researchers injected a dose of psilocybin — the chemical that gives “shrooms” their kick — into a group of 15 participants, reports The Washington Post. Another group, the control, didn’t receive the drug. Then, using brain imaging technology, the researchers looked at the areas of the brain that were activated in both groups. This allowed them to determine that psilocybin increased the volume of activity in regions of the brain that are usually activated when we dream, during sleep. It also increased brain function in regions that are associated with emotion and memory. According to the researchers, these effects are akin to what we experience when we dream. Read more http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/3/5869465/scientists-figured-out-how-shrooms-open-your-mind

How Psychedelics Can Cure Our Collective Insanity

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Amber Lyon, 3-time Emmy award winning journalist, describes how her work as a journalist covering social justice issues lead to her suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and how experience with Ayahuasca cured her of the disorder and led to a radical spiritual and career shift. For more visit reset.me

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Dirty Pictures – Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin – The scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5q1bBVzDpc Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin is the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA, more commonly known as Esctasy. Considered to be one of the the greatest chemists of the twentieth century, Sasha’s vast array of discoveries have had a profound impact in the field of psychedelic research. ‘Dirty Pictures’ delves into the lifework of Dr. Shulgin and scientists alike, explores the world of these scientists; their findings and motivations, their ideas, and their beliefs as to how research in this particular field can aid in unlocking the complexities of the mind.

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Amber Lyon Trips All Over the World to Discover the Power of Hallucinogens

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Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with former CNN journalist and investigative reporter, Amber Lyon, who has travelled the world experimenting with psychedelic substances to cure her PTSD and is now touting their benefits while highlighting the dangers of many prescription medications.

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Guy records himself working while he’s high on Cocaine, Acid and Ketamine

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It’s generally not the best idea to go to work while you’re high on anything, it can be a health and safety hazard especially if you are working around heavy machinery. But this guy (Sam Briggs’) get’s some pretty good footage of himself wrapping Christmas presents while high on Coke, LSD and Ketamine. Being Christmas, Briggs was manning a Christmas gift wrapping stall during the course of his “experiment,” with his bosses being none the wiser: The people renting out the stall and the public obviously have no clue that Sam is buzzing off his tits the whole time, but they’ll both be glad to know that all money raised went to charity.