If we go by Daniel Pinchbecks confessional, seems to me that the only thing that enthogens have resulted in for him, is the magnification of innate issues. Which gives me a right laugh considering the word enthogen means awakening the divine within. Here is what Pinchbeck was saying in February 2017.
“On the other hand, most who have drunk ayahuasca, including myself, believe that the value of the medicine – its utility for both physical and psychological healing – will ultimately overcome the tendency toward misuse and manipulation which has become an issue in the psychedelic community. Time will tell”.
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Aside. The DM has published at least one promotional article a month in relation to shrooms. This would also include an article or two on trepanning queen Amanda Fielding. Founder of The Beckley Foundation, associated with MAPS.
Unfortunately, the monumental amounts of lsd she has consumed over the years, were unable to relieve her of a headache.
Magic mushrooms could one day be used to treat depression.
British scientists plan to conduct a study that investigates the illegal drug’s active ingredient, known as psilocybin, in patients with the mental health condition who have not previously responded to treatment.
If the trial, which is due to launch next year and is the largest of its kind, is successful, the substance could be approved for treatment of the blues.
This comes after a renewed interest in psychoactive substances such as MDMA and LSD for hard-to-treat conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and alcohol dependency.
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Tim Scully first dropped acid — LSD in capsule form — on April 15, 1965, in his living room in Berkeley, California. He was twenty years old, and wasn’t quite sure what he was in for.
Scully had known Douglas since kindergarten. After a stint at San Jose State University, where he’d studied Eastern philosophy, Douglas had moved in with his childhood friend. It was Douglas who’d first turned Scully on to pot, then to written explorations of mind-altering substances by writers like Aldous Huxley — The Doors of Perception and The Island among them.
But the two really wanted to try psychedelics. Douglas had learned about LSD during a 1964 lecture at San Jose State by Richard Alpert; the Harvard psychologist had told students about his collaborations with another psychedelic pariah from Harvard, Dr. Timothy Leary. At the time, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was only beginning to enter the pop-culture lexicon, even though the substance had been around for at least a decade, albeit in a secret capacity. Back in the 1950s, the United States intelligence community had caught wind that powerful, mind-altering substances were being produced by the Soviet Union. Fearing that countries behind the Iron Curtain were making LSD to use as a tactical weapon to incapacitate enemy soldiers in the field, the U.S. government funded research by the Eli Lilly Company, which produced LSD on an industrial scale and developed multiple manufacturing patents. Vague details on those patent documents would later allow enterprising citizens to figure out the chemistry behind LSD production.