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Salvia Divinorum Guide: Effects, Uses, Legality and Safety

Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb with psychedelic properties found in the mint family (Lamiaceae). This family contains many commonly-used edible herbs such as basil, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme, and lavender. Besides simply “Salvia”, S. divinorum is known by many common names in the West, including Diviner’s Sage, Lady Salvia, Sally-D, and Magic Mint.  Salvia …

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Flashback, Pucallpa 2000: Mystic Terror

I look forward to each of my trips there. I look forward to this specific moment, the greatest adventure I’ve ever been able to experience, and yet, as soon as this adventure happens, fear enters into the dance. Fear mounts from night to night, in step with new invisible encounters. It turns into terror the last few days, and on the last night I end up making my way through it.

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Power for the People —From Water

Earth is a blue jewel in our
solar system—the water-rich planet. Will we use our emerging crises to employ harmonious technologies to restore watersheds,
cleanse rivers and oceans, and ultimately create a higher civilization?

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Making Cities Smarter Than Their Bankers

The banking
system encircles and ensnares people, buildings and environments,
defining cities, credit-rating some higher, no matter their quality of
life, infrastructure buffers or exposure. This article explores technologies for smart cities to use the system
to better advantage, through more coherent measures, innovation policies
and incentives for livability.

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On the Edge of Life and Death: The Niños Santos Way

When I first encountered the mushrooms, I had
been taking antidepressants
for years. The mushrooms told me I was an addict and that the pills were toxic to
me. After
being hospitalized due to my reaction to Paxil at age 19, I decided the mushrooms were
right. Eventually, I met a Mazatec
grandmother who holds a Niños Santos lineage of curandisimo.