Research shows that psychedelic trances are not accompanied by increases in brain activity. What does it mean for the doctrine of physicalism?
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The demonization and deification of cannabis are two sides of the same coin. You can always tell which people live on a polarized coin because whichever side of it they inhabit they share a bond of absolutism. Cannabis is either the “devil’s weed” or a divine plant goddess that is a cure for everything.
A real life “Indiana Jones,” international, bestselling author Graham Hancock has traversed the planet investigating ancient mysteries. He was so gracious to spend an hour with me on a phone to talk about everything from his views on aliens, Atlantis, ayahuasca and much more.
Now that it is politically incorrect
for age to be a number, apparently my age is based on how I feel. But how I feel
is always changing. So let's take off the beer goggles of
you-create-your-own-reality, New Age wish-fulfillment thinking. You are
as old as you are and what people
really mean by aging is something far more serious and
tragic than age.
I'm standing next to Garo, the CEO of a firm that has developed a cancer vaccine
that is unique to each individual patient. The vaccine helps the body "re-learn" itself to
recognize the cancer cell, so the immune system "knows" how to kill
the errant information generating the renegade cells. McCluhan-esque.
Dr. Rick Strassman, pioneering psychedelic researcher, discusses his new book, Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies – as well as Zen Buddhism, psychedelics and spirituality, Old Testament prophecy and more in this fascinating interview.
Since at least prohibition, anxiety has governed America’s disastrous relationship with substance use. As the 20th century increasingly saw anti-drug sentiment used to fuel moral crusades from “saving the children” to quashing perceived threats against whiteness, “Just Say No” became the mantra of a culture that neither understood addiction nor possessed the language to interrogate …