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Unconventional Inspiration: The Best of Terence McKenna

By Mission.org — 2018

For those of you who aren’t familiar with him already, Terence McKenna was a man who wore many hats. While he is most well known for being one of the pioneers of the psychedelic movement during the early 80s, Terence also dipped his toe in a plethora of other topics—things like philosophy, culture, science, VR and AI, the nature of time, evolution . . . and much more.

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Françoise Bourzat: Consciousness Guide, Author, and Entheogenic Explorer

For those psychedelic users who experience post-use “spiritual comedowns”, psychedelic withdrawals, or a general sense of dopamine depletion, what can be done to alleviate these symptoms?

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If You're Going to Solo Trip On Psychedelics, Bear This in Mind

Taking drugs is generally perceived as a social activity. Whether you’re passing joints at home or raving bug-eyed in a forest, the presence of other people can elevate those bliss-inducing chemicals.

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As Psychedelics Revival Rolls On, Don't Downplay Bad Trips

I'm no psychedelic prude. I reported on, and applauded, the resurgence of research into psychedelics in my 2003 book Rational Mysticism. I participated in a peyote ceremony of the Native American Church, and I advocated legalization of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes.

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A Psychiatrist on Finding Meaning in Psychedelic Experiences and Altered States

Traditionally, psychedelics (as well as other experiences, like Holotropic Breathwork) are coupled with practices that confirm, extend, and expand the insights intrinsic to altered states.

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An Introduction to MDMA

Once considered the quintessential party drug, MDMA (also known as “ecstasy,” “X,” or “molly”) is now experiencing a surge of interest in a completely different area: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

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An Introduction to LSD

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a synthetic drug with potent psychedelic properties. Commonly known as acid, it was originally derived from compounds found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye.

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An Introduction to Astral Projection

Have you ever had the feeling of your mind being outside your body—maybe looking down, or up, or across the room at yourself? About 10 percent of people report having had an out-of-body experience at least once.

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How to Cope With a Bad Acid Trip

Although it is not possible to actually stop an acid trip, this article provides tips that will help you identify symptoms and cope with the feelings and sensations you may experience during a bad trip. It also suggests ways to stay safe.

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5 True Bad Acid Trip Stories

The following are a variety of true bad acid trip stories.

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Largest Ever Psychedelics Study Maps Changes of Conscious Awareness to Neurotransmitter Systems

In the world’s largest study on psychedelics and the brain, a team of researchers from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and Department of Biomedical Engineering of McGill University, the Broad Institute at Harvard/MIT, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, and Mila—Quebec...

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Altered States of Consciousness