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Excerpt: “Challenging Trips and Introduction to the Shadow”

The following excerpt from the book, Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion, by drug policy journalist Michelle Janikian explores the concept of challenging trips, specifically with psilocybin mushrooms, and how to navigate these types of experiences. The chapter is titled “Challenging Trips and Introduction to the Shadow,” and speaks to experiences that can happen to anyone regardless …

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An Encounter with Ayahuasca Sorcery

In the literature on South American indigenous and mestizo curanderismo, particularly in relation to ayahuasca, I found that harmful attacks by malevolent practitioners using invisible “darts” are widely reported. Perhaps as many as 50 percent of illnesses are said to be caused by such sorcery.

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Magic Mushrooms and Brain Activity Revisited

Under materialism, consciousness is brain activity. When one finds substantially more consciousness correlating consistently with substantially less brain activity, one is forced to contemplate the possibility that the brain is somehow associated with filtering, constraining, or localizing consciousness, instead of generating it.

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Conversations with Cobra, Chapter One

[Note: This is a transcript of an audio Skype interview that took place on November 16, 2013, in Point Reyes Station, California. Cobra is the code name of a member of the Planetary Resistance Movement dedicated to ridding the planet of the ET-influenced Cabal in cooperation with positive ET forces. He began releasing information nearly two years ago through a blog–2012portal.blogspot.com–and a subsequent website, prepareforchange.net.