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Cancer

Cancer interrupts our experience of life in profound ways. Few experiences short of death are as challenging. We may find ourselves re-examining our entire sense of meaning and purpose. For some, living with cancer awakens a desire for new spiritual practices and perspectives; for others, it sparks a crisis of faith. There are many methods to support and accompany conventional cancer treatment, including plant-based medicines, bodywork, centering practices, talk therapies, support communities, and more. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Michael Pollan on the Medical Potential of Psychedelics

After decades in the shadows, new studies are looking at psychedelic drugs and their efficacy at treating a variety of psychological issues, including depression.

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Roland Griffiths: Psilocybin Research for Anxiety & Psychological Distress

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The Treasure Called the Psilocybes: Paul Stamets

In the second half of an extended talk at SAND 18, Paul Stamets, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, tells stories of the early years of research into psychoactive mushrooms, and describes a number of species and their characteristics, in particular psilocybes.

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Can Psychedelics Induce Mystical Experiences? with Michael Pollan

In this short clip from his talk on psychedelics and the mind, Michael Pollan gives an example of how psychedelic drug therapy can result in profound experiences.

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