Watch these awesome documentaries about psychedelics to learn more! These next two videos talk about the recent Johns Hopkins study on the effects of psilocybin on depressive patients. Psychedelic therapy explanation videos!
Here is a vocabulary list you might want to learn to sound like an expert the next time you explain what psychedelic medicine is about! Hallucinogen: a substance that causes hallucinations, such as LSD. Psilocybin: Magic mushrooms are wild or cultivated mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a naturally-occurring psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound. Magic Mushrooms: Magic mushrooms are naturally occurring and… Continue reading Psychedelic Dictionary
You might be asking yourself, what does Big Pharma have to do with psychedelics? At the moment, Big Pharma is the largest manufacturer for antidepressant drugs alleviating the symptoms of depression. Big Pharma produces antidepressant drugs that just don’t work… The last sentence of the previous paragraph is key, as the medication only temporarily resolves… Continue reading Big Pharma
So, how do they work? The honest answer is scientists and the world don’t fully know yet…BUT a renaissance of research in the field is on its way! The lack of information can be attributed to the banishment of psilocybin (hallucinogenic drug found in psychedelic mushrooms) and LSD by the government in the 1970s, which… Continue reading How Psychedelics Work
Humans have been using plants and fungi with psychedelic effects to alter their conscious experience for a long time. From Mayans to Egyptians, psychedelics were used in religious ceremonies as sacraments for healing. But, it wasn’t until the mid 20th century that science got a hold of these compounds and started researching them. Clinical trials… Continue reading The History of Hallucinogens