The secret to fighting illiberalism may be to get everybody trippin’. Well, if it’s for the greater good, I guess we’ll just have to do it.
Patients reported feeling ‘reset’ or ‘rebooted’. Their depression symptoms improved immediately after taking the drug.
A new study published in the Lancet Psychiatry reports that “magic mushrooms” could help in otherwise “untreatable” cases of depression.
British researchers at Imperial College London and Cardiff University have provided more insights into the mechanics of consciousness-altering psychedelics. Their work suggests the brain is altered while on psilocybin – the active psychoactive ingredient found in magic mushrooms – expanding consciousness and activating regions of the brain that are typically channeled during dream state. The study also backs claims that psilocybin
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Department of Neuroscience analyzed a massive survey of 130,000 randomly chosen people from the US to see whether there is any association between psychedelic drug use and mental health problems – a claim that has had large circulation and is often cited, despite little research in this respect. Their findings suggest
Labeled as a hallucinogenic drug and banned for decades after highly controversial results, research on the hallucinogen psilocybin is showing early promise in a new series of small, medicinal studies. Magic mushrooms There is significant evidence which suggests that psychoactive mushrooms have been used by humans in religious ceremonies for thousands of years; murals as old as 9000-11000 years old
Psychedelic mushrooms have been used for medical, ceremonial and spiritual purposes for thousands of years, due their mind-alterating properties which induce hallucinations, perception disorders or altered states of awareness. It’s been found that the active ingredient responsible for the psychedelic state, which many associated with a religious experience, is a substance called psilocybin. Though a lot is known about the substance, chemically-wise,
Researchers have found that the mystical experiences obtained by volunteers under the psychoactive substance found in hallucinogenic mushrooms has lead to a substantial improvement of their lives. Although a lot of similar studies have been made showing the beneficial long term effects which come with ingesting psilocybin mushrooms, be it spiritual or physical, this particular research was centered around answering