“Everything is Perfect. Love Everyone. Hate No One.” (Jose Arguelles’ words as he left this dimension)

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This week Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books is releasing
the e-book edition of Jose Arguelles’ final book
, Manifesto for the Noosphere: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human
Consciousness.
The paperback edition will be available in September.

When I learned that Jose Arguelles had died an image came
into my mind of a move on a chess board — the L-shaped move the knight makes in
two directions at the same time, leaping over pieces and seeming to land out of
nowhere. To me, Jose had leaped into another dimension, a shock but no
surprise.  “He will now be assisting
us from the other side of the veil,” were the words that accompanied the news
from Australia from his partner, Stephanie South. The specifics of his death
were simple. On March 23 (Red Spectral Moon), “He slipped away in complete
peace after a short illness.”

Among
his last public communications were lectures to two conferences in 2010, one in
Germany and one in Kazakhstan, that he had planned to attend in person but
instead chose to do so via videotape. In each case he described his decision to
withdraw from public appearances until after December 21, 2012, and delve more
deeply into meditation. He explained to the participants, “I saw that my
responsibility was to continue to go within to cultivate higher states of mind,
states of mind that will approximate the noosphere, that would activate my capacity
for telepathy.”  He had recently
toured regions of shocking poverty in Kenya and India and I heard in his tone
of voice in these announcements a heartbreaking world-weariness with the
physical state of our planet with its wars, poverty, pollution and political
polarization.

Jose
Arguelles, whose spiritual name was Valum Votan, spent the last 24 years
thoroughly enmeshed in the world, traveling, speaking, teaching, writing,
networking and activating. He was a man possessed by his mission and unflagging
in his dedication to it.  He wrote
prolifically, leaving behind a catalogue of books describing a new science, the
science of the fourth dimension of time, along with artwork and illustrations
that will entrance scholars far into the future.  He was paving the way to a new reality with cosmic
stepping-stones that caught the eyes of seekers in every country who were ripe
for a modern times round of metaphysical revelation. The cornerstone of his
work was his amplification of the mathematical codes embedded in the Mayan
Calendar, information anchored in a consciousness achieved during deep states
of meditation. The Mayan Factor: Path
Beyond Technology,
the book he wrote in 1987 to accompany the message of
the Harmonic Convergence, boldly stated that the Mayans were “intergalactic
navigators” who came to this planet to correct our notion of time. This
interpretation was enough to set him apart from all conventional academic and
anthropological views on the Maya.
From this point forward, his following and his future lay well outside
the establishment.

Harmonic Convergence: 1987

The
call for the Harmonic Convergence on August 16 and 17, 1987, blasted him into
the public eye and forever labeled him a “New Age” phenomenon. He showed up at
a time when sensitive people were staggering under the weight of the rekindled
dark age of the regressive Reagan years and Cold War paranoia after the mind
expansion explosion of the 1960s and 1970s. The message that seeped through the
information channels of its time — copy machines and small spiritual publications
in New Age bookstores — was electrifying. The call came to gather at two sunrises
when energies coming from the center of the galaxy would be channeled into the
planet through the sun and could be received through the human chakra system
for an evolutionary energy boost. No one really knew what on earth was going to
happen and The Mayan Factor was like
freeze-dried food — you could only absorb it in small bites. There was virtually
no name recognition for Jose Arguelles, although his first important book, Mandala, co-written with his wife Miriam
in 1972, was a seminal book in counter-culture circles.

The
influence Arguelles had in communicating the message of the Harmonic
Convergence was not coming from his persona but from the information itself,
information that, as one person I met in those years said, “rang true.” The
idea resonated — “sounded again” — against an inner truth and was inherently
believable. This is the only explanation for the hundreds of thousands, if not
millions, of people all over the planet who took it to heart and found their
way to places that were sacred to them, whether it was a world renowned sacred
site or an intimate idyll with personal significance, and followed the simple
instruction to “be in your integrity” for those two dawn sunrises. In some
locations there were large ceremonial dances and meditations and in others
spontaneous expressions of interconnectedness with nature and whatever
mysterious force might actually be penetrating our plane from the galactic
dimension. And that was it.

Like
most of the efforts of Jose Arguelles’ phenomenal life, his affect was not
given much regard by the mainstream media or establishment intellectual
community. Arguelles himself noted that the Harmonic Convergence was rarely
mentioned again and certainly did not make any lists of the great achievements
of the 20th Century, even though nothing like it had ever happened
in the history of the planet.  It
was in the Mayan Factor that the
countdown to 2012 was revealed, first as a five-year “unwinding of history”
(1987-1992) and then segueing to the final 20 years of the 5125-year long
count. Arguelles has been given credit for bringing this information out of
obscurity.

Interestingly
enough, the Union of Concerned Scientists published a letter in 1992 stating
that, left alone, the activities of humans on the planet would make it
uninhabitable for our species in 20 years. “If not checked, many of our current
practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the
plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be
unable to sustain life in the manner that we know.” You could argue that this letter signed by 1700 international
scientists — including many Nobel laureates — was the
first-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it prediction. After a few years, however,
the flurry of interest in the Mayan mystery that came into New Age currents
following Harmonic Convergence gradually subsided. As one bookstore owner told
me, “People are into Tibetan Buddhism now.”

For
those, like me, who had been woken up by the Harmonic Convergence in an
immutable way, the path beyond technology was going to prove long and steep and
often lonely. Jose himself experienced the tragedy of losing his son in an auto
accident two months after Harmonic Convergence and disappeared into a deep
personal retreat with his wife Lloydine. In 1988, a book called Surfers of the Zuvuya appeared in an
entirely different writing style, a light-hearted dialogue between Jose and
Uncle Joe Zuvuya, his fourth dimensional double. Finally, at the end of 1991,
word came of something called the Dreamspell
and a new emphasis on living by a 13-based calendar using Mayan mathematics — Jose
Arguelles was returning to the public eye. Like so much of this Aquarian’s
eccentric modality, the Dreamspell kit was not available commercially and was
instead presented as a gift to launch the beginning of a teaching program to
re-entrain people to live in natural time. The kits were beautifully designed
and timelessly complex. We all entered galactic kindergarten together and the
sorting out process of who was going to stick with it began.

The 13 Moon Calendar Change World Peace Plan

Jose
and Lloydine then hit the galactic highway and began an arduous life of travel,
teaching, proselytizing, and trying to faithfully get the attention of every
influential person who came across their path, from Russia to the Vatican to
the halls of academia to the cutting edge of new science probers of reality. It
marked stage two of his mission: spreading the revelation that the whole
planet, in essence, was living an error in time, divorced from the natural
rhythms of all creation and forcing a false time-is-money value system on human
beings. Changing back to a harmonic calendar based on a solar round of thirteen
28-day “Moons” was emphasized as the essential first step to any planet-saving
transformation.

The
Thirteen Moon Calendar Change World Peace Plan was launched and became the
focus of a movement that gradually did circumnavigate the globe. Calendars of
all shapes and sizes were produced by inspired artists, teachers and designers,
and gatherings took place all over the world, networked eventually by the
Internet and facilitated by dedicated young people who once again heard the
resonant frequency in the information. We lived by the code “Time is Art” and
we saluted each other with the Mayan phrase “In Lake’ch”–“I am another
yourself.” We used our kin identities based on translating our birthdays into
their Dreamspell calendar “galactic gateways” and gathered at large teach-ins
in Brasilia, Mexico City, Chile, Tokyo, Costa Rica, Oregon, and eventually all
over Europe, South and Central America, Japan, Australia and Russia.

Meanwhile,
the depth of Arguelles’ revelations went far beyond galactic kindergarten.
There were more teaching kits, the Telektonon
prophetic revelations, the Twenty Tablets
of the Law of Time
, the Seven Years
Mystery of the Stone
and finally the launching of the seven volume Cosmic History Chronicles. Teaming up
with various brilliant graphic designers, the galactic downloads that Arguelles
was receiving morphed into compelling and wonderfully bewildering artifacts. We
were allowed not to understand them but let them work within us to awaken our
awareness of the texture of creation cast into spiraling mathematical models.
The final stage of his work was focused on bringing these textbooks for the
physics of the future into reality, an effort that required a partnership that
could match the intellectual intensity of these transmissions.  The yogic bond with Stephanie South,
the last powerful female partner in Jose Arguelles’ creative life, supported
this intense work. They moved to Australia (and briefly New Zealand) to be in
harmony with the energy they were fielding, once again dipping out of view and
access.

As the new century unrolled, the 2012 date began to take shape on the
cultural horizon and many writers and cultural channelers took a stab at its
significance. The movies, books, documentaries and television specials, not to
mention the jokes and the derision and the religious fervor, have put those
numbers into most people’s consciousness. Many present-day Mayans are speaking
their truths and parallel prophecies are all receiving attention. A plunge into
the Internet will take you from one extreme to another, a wild ride that leads,
essentially, nowhere. In most cases, you will believe what you are conditioned
to believe, because in this kind of time, there are no indisputable facts and
nothing external resolves the internal turmoil. Meanwhile, the Earth herself is
speaking with event after event breaking through our modern world and proving
that we are as vulnerable as we have ever been to nature, if not more.

A Vision from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun

Arguelles
started something of a comeback toward public presence a couple of years
ago.  He spoke at two Prophet’s
Conferences in 2011 and he and Stephanie South made appearances to promote her
biography of him, a work that documents his evolution to the mystic and shaman
that he ultimately became.

He was born on January 24, 1939, in Rochester,
Minnesota, elder of two identical twins. His father was Mexican and his mother
was of German parentage, born in Minnesota. His early years were spent in
Mexico and then the family lived in Los Angeles and returned to Rochester when
his mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis.  When he was 14, his father brought his two boys back to
Mexico for a visit, and it was on this trip that Jose had his first
life-changing experience, a visionary altered state from the top of the Pyramid
of the Sun in Teotihuacan.  In the
autobiography-biography co-created with Stephanie South (2012: Biography of a Time Traveler) he provides this description of
the experience:

There it was! The magnificent Pyramid of the Sun! So
grand, so monumental, the pyramid shimmered in full sunlight like a fantastic
dream. Joe suddenly bolted ahead, racing at top speed toward the pyramid, where
he eagerly climbed the steps of the immense earthen structure. He wanted to be
the first to reach the top. Breathless, he found himself virtually alone on the
great platform atop the Pyramid of the Sun. Something inside of him shifted.
Everything took on a crystalline clarity, unusually sharp in focus; the fine
details of faces and clothes on the people all the way down to the end of the
Avenue of the Dead were suddenly clear. A deep knowing stirred within him. He
fell silent. Teotihuacan:  place where the seekers of the One
Creator God listen in silence to the songs of creation
. Joe looked around. Sky-brilliant
and blue. Mountains everywhere echoed the forms of the pyramids. Teotihuacan: place where the Toltec warriors
receive the light of a distant star.
He saw the great stretch of the Avenue
of the Dead and the Pyramid of the Moon up to the right and, down below, the
humans of the present era. Teotihuacan:
place where the people receive their godly powers. 
A few college students in white-sleeved shirts and a
sprinkling of tourists talked to each other as if oblivious to where they were.
Teotihuacan: place of the teachers of the
geometry of time.
Where were the great masters who had designed and built
this city with such profound perfection and geometry?  As Joe gazed around, this question penetrated his being. A shining white light, emanating from
within things, bathed everything in a soft glow.  And then the earthly
world disappeared.

As
a young man he was swept into various artistic, bohemian and counter-culture
subcultures. He changed his name from Joe to Jose, experimented with peyote and
marijuana, made a pilgrimage to San Francisco in homage to the Beat culture,
fell in and out of love, and began carving a career path in academia that had
art and art history as the center of it. In 1965 a fellowship gave him the
opportunity to study in Paris where he first sampled LSD and delved into a
variety of mystic explorations. These years were full of youthful excesses,
strange accidents and agonizing relationships. He began his academic career as
an assistant art history professor at Princeton and returned to his own art
that was now taking a cosmic direction, reflecting influences he was soaking up
all around him. He met and married Miriam, the first woman he established a
deep collaborative creative relationship with and began family life as an art
history professor. Together they wrote and illustrated Mandala [1972] and The
Feminine: spacious as the sky
[1977], published by Shambhala Publications.

In
1968, the needle on Jose’s compass pointed west, and Arguelles and his wife
left Princeton for the freewheeling climate of California and a position at UC
Davis teaching art history.  These
fertile years were characterized by initiations of all types, Arguelles meeting
virtually all the luminaries of the psychedelic era: Laura Huxley, Charles
Tart, Ralph Metzner, Ram Dass, Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg. He caught the
attention of some of the most important figures of the transformational times:
Buckminster Fuller, Dane Rudhyar, Chippewa medicine chief
Sun Bear and the yogi Baba Hari Dass, all of whom wanted him to be their
protégé. It was Chogyam Trungpa, the first Tibetan teacher who came to America
who eventually was his major mentor, and Jose completed cycles of intense
meditation practices with Trungpa at his center in Boulder, Colorado. The roots
of his subsequent creations, like Dreamspell,
can be seen in these practices and he once referred to the Dreamspell teachings
as “advanced Shambhala transmissions.”

He
also met Tony Shearer, a Native America poet, scholar and storyteller who
planted the seed of the work that would finally capture Arguelles’ whole being:
the Thirteen Heavens and Nine Hells prophecy of Quetzalcoatl. Jose’s account,
dictated to Stephanie South, puts it cryptically:

Tony explained that each of the thirteen heavens and
nine hells refers to a 52-year cycle. Thirteen 52-year “Heaven” cycles lasted
from AD 843 to 1519, the beginning of the conquest of Mexico. Eight 52-year
“Hell” cycles occurred between 1519 and 1935. The ninth hell, Tony told Jose, began
in 1935 and ends August 16, 1987. “Thirteen heavens of decreasing choice, nine
hells of increasing doom.”

“But then what?” Jose asked.

“We must get ready for the cleansing of the world and
for the end of the Great Cycle.”

Founding the Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis

UC
Davis was the site of the infamous Whole Earth Festival in 1970, a project of
Jose’s art history students who were instructed to create their own final exam.
By then, his reputation as being the
radical teacher on campus was firmly set. The environment was right. Human
be-ins were happening, the first Earth Day was brewing and the administration
had no idea what was about to explode on their campus.  Just this very spring, at the 42nd
annual Whole Earth Festival, a former student, Sunny Shine, penned her
commemoration of that event in the Festival program:

Our assignment for the year? Create a Festival to
celebrate the very first ever Earth Day. We had no idea.  Then he’s showing us slides of sacred
sites from ancient cultures around the world, talking astrology, Hinduism,
Buddhism, Mayan calendar, physics, traditional initiations from indigenous peoples — on
and on and on with long interludes of silence, seated in the lotus position on
his grey Formica institution-sized teacher’s desk, bare feet, Native American
flute resting gently in his lap. Not like any teacher we had ever seen or
imagined. “This world is magic, is sacred, is precious, you must care for her,
love her.” What was he talking about?! The more we did not know, the more we
knew he was giving us the Truth. He was passing on something sacred and
ancient, something that connected us to every being who had ever taken the
journey before us. We wanted to learn this dance, it had been resting in our
bones forever, and he was the Pied Piper to start us out on our own heart path.

All
hippiedom also descended on the Whole Earth Festival and, in terms of career
path, after the outrageousness of the event, 31-year old Arguelles quickly
realized that he and conventional academia were heading toward irreconcilable
differences. Over the next 10 years he had a series of interesting teaching
gigs (Evergreen
State College, San Francisco State University, the University of Colorado and
the Union Graduate School), but finally in the late 70s his next big
move took him to the feet of his formative teacher, the Tibetan crazy wisdom
teacher Chogyam Trungpa. The years at Naropa were the stage for intense meditation
trainings and the battle for his soul as years of increasing alcoholism finally
caught up with him, unraveled his marriage and forced him to face his darkest
demons.

When
he emerged from his descent with a clear head at 42, he met the next formative
feminine partner, Lloydine Burris, a fellow student at Naropa.  Lloydine was by his side for the years
leading up to the Harmonic Convergence and shared the great push to spread his
insights and discoveries all over the world, co-shepherding the flock of “kin”
who were forming the 13 Moon Calendar Movement. Their meditation experience
gave them a common frame of reference as they collaborated in the creation of Dreamspell, which bears both their
names.

They
had settled in Hawaii after Jose’s son’s death and it was amid the beauty and
power of that island that the pieces of a new creative surge were formed.  Together they had also explored the
Museum of Time in Switzerland where Jose had the revelation that our notions of
time connected with the clock were about mechanical time and had little to do
with time as a dimension of its own, a dimension of the mind. Jose formed his theories then about the mechanization of time
being the root of the industrial age. Clock time forever speeding up leads us
to the present day when all the ailments of modern society converge into total
alienation from natural rhythms and harmonics.

The
absurdity of the present-day calendar with its irregular and meaningless months
is another theft of the soul, he also cited, where we are ruled by the economic
clock of time is money and holidays are shopping days, not holy days. Nothing,
in fact, is holy in the world we have manifested in the cycle of history, which
began when Babylonian priests imposed a 12-month calendar over the natural
timing led by the moon and kept by all indigenous people. The link between our
estrangement from the natural world, celestial and terrestrial, and the
imposition of an authoritarian calendar is the radical idea that Jose Arguelles
and his wife Lloydine discovered in their explorations. This was the message
that they brought to light in 1992 when they introduced Dreamspell: The Journey of Timeship Earth 2013 into the world.

Dreamspell Kits Arrive

The
giveaway of 500 Dreamspell kits in San Francisco in the spring of 1992
was a chaotic and exciting affair, most people completely unprepared for
what they took to be something of a game to share with their
consciousness-expanding friends, like the Transformation Game that was popular
at the time. It turned out to be more like the opening day of cosmic science
school — a learning paradigm that took concentration, patience and dedication to
understand and probably a lifetime to truly master. People needed to work on
this together to get it and keep at it. Dreamspell kits had a way of finding
their true owners, being passed on until they reached hands and minds that were
ripe for the exploration. There was a book, several boards with graphics on
every panel, a galactic compass for converting dates from the Gregorian to the
Dreamspell and various other visual aids. All were crafted impeccably and boxed
in a study box with brilliant primary colors.

That
such a brilliant piece of craftsmanship and intricate teaching would suddenly
drop into the world from the sky, so to speak, was one of the many magical acts
that Jose Arguelles created in his lifetime.  I have my original Dreamspell kit, one of the first 13 that
were flown to the continental US (Turtle Island) from Hong Kong where it was
produced, and it is still intact, not worn out, and, other than being
well-used, still as vibrant as it was the day it was put in my hands 20 years
ago. These days, people compute the date conversions on the Internet sites with
clicks of the mouse, but I still compute them with the Galactic Compass, a
circular slide-rule-like device, and in the process I see how the patterns work
and continually discover little internal rhythms. One of the themes of the
tools that Jose produced was remembering that we learn through all our senses
not just our eyes glued to a computer screen. Folding and unfolding the boards,
laying out the little tiles with the glyphs, putting together the chromatic
time atom…all these exercises return us to an embodied intelligence that we
were designed to use until the modern mechanized era. We’ll see when the time
comes which tools are still in our hands when the predicted technology/cyber
era yields to a quantum shift in 2012-2013.

In
a matter of years, Dreamspell kits were translated and produced and distributed
along with many variations of the 13 Moon Calendar, large and small, in many
languages. The Japanese were the first to produce color calendars and beautiful
little daybooks with sturdy covers. As production costs lowered and digital
processing from the personal computer got more sophisticated, the calendars
flourished. One year I was with Jose when he returned from a trip at the
turning of the year (which is celebrated on Gregorian July 26, the heliacal
rising of Sirius) and found all the 13 Moon Calendars of the world waiting for
him — a tribute from all the calendar makers. He put them up all over the walls
and looked at the whole display.
The 13 Moon Calendar movement had truly gone round the world.  The next phase of Jose’s creative work
was looming and it required another agonizing split and realignment with a new
feminine partner. Stephanie South, the person who had emerged from the ranks of
his students as his true apprentice, gradually assumed that role.

In
2002 Jose and Stephanie, also known by the spiritual title Red Queen in
reference to a Mayan temple discovered in 1994, commenced their collaborative
creative work.  The Cosmic History Chronicles project began:
seven volumes to be published in the seven-year count down to 2012. These books
are like none other on the planet, elaborate elucidations of a radical new
science and a radical new history. “The philosophy of Cosmic History is that
the universe exists as the vehicle for the involution and evolution of the soul
as a single unifying circuit of all evolving divine consciousness regulated by
the Law of Time.” (Vol. 1; Book of the
Throne
).  Valum Votan and The
Red Queen identify themselves as transmitters and receivers — “We are but the
secretaries. The authors are in eternity.” The
Cosmic History Chronicles
are a wild and compelling read, to put it mildly.

In
these volumes — all now completed — and in the last major communications given by
Jose Arguelles, it is clear that his whole being was firmly grounded in a
deeply spiritual perspective. He saw our human journey as a journey of
spiritual evolution and was convinced that the end of the cycle of history,
December 21, 2012, (which he called Harmonic Convergence 2012: the Convergence
of All Prophecy), would be an awakening from a dream — if not nightmare — of a
profane history and a re-entrainment of humanity into cosmic consciousness. He
brought forth the term “noosphere” from key thinkers of the past and defined it
as the collective state of mind that will launch a new age in 2013, the Psychozoic
Era, in which we will share the awareness of the connectedness of all
beings.  He proposed a global
meditation as an experiment in bringing a mental visualization into a physical
reality, converting the energies coming into the planet into a rainbow visible
night and day around the planet. The Rainbow Bridge Meditation is being shared
via Internet and is the cornerstone of the commitment to carry on his work and
inspiration among those who value what they learned from Arguelles over the
last two decades.

Jose’s
death on Red Spectral Moon (March 23, 2011) in Australia was another unifying
event, a compression of mind and heart energy as hundreds of thousands of
people who were affected by his teaching and his radical insights stopped and
remembered their experiences with him. We were part of a movement that never
had any money, that eschewed the conventional New Age marketing, that produced
books that were challenging and unorthodox, books that never got any publicity
(“too new for the New Age” was my report to Jose after yet another magazine
rejection) so the news of a new book was an underground event. We keep a
calendar together that most of our friends and relatives don’t keep so we
either have it as our own secret passageway into a vast new land of relationship
and synchronicity or we seek out other kin as best we can wherever we are. The
Law of Time website
is our connection point and, with the
news of his passing, a tribute page formed and honored his 49-day bardo cycle.
There were postings from people who lives crossed at an exotic gathering
somewhere on the planet where Jose was teaching and who use images from
Dreamspell for their Facebook profile. The voices came in from far and wide,
sharing love and respect and gratitude for the life-saving teachings that made
living in a crazy, out-of-control, time-is-money world less of an ordeal.

This
spring, a handful of kin gathered at the 42nd Whole Earth Festival
to once again introduce people to the work and the calendar and to speak words
in memory of Jose Arguelles at an intimate ceremony in the midst of the cacophony
of the festival and its music. Ceremonies have been taking place all over the
world among other groups of followers, honoring the teacher, honoring the
teaching and rededicating the kin to the path articulated in so many
mind-expanding creative works. He was a pathfinder of epic proportion, an
intellect that had few peers, and a shamanic presence on the world
stage — whether the world knew it or not. As the days roll on toward the
prophetic end date of history, those who have studied his writing and listened
to his lectures are tuned in to the extraordinary and expecting nothing but the
extraordinary. As Uncle Joe Zuvuya would say, “Surf’s Up!”

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This step-by-step guide will show you how to grow magic mushrooms at home. Read this guide before trying it on your own.

How to Dry Magic Mushrooms: Best Practices
Read to learn more about specifics for the best practices on how to dry magic mushrooms after harvesting season.

How to Buy Psilocybin Spores
Interested in psilocybin mushrooms? We’ll walk you through all you need to know to obtain mushroom spores. Nosh on this delish How To guide.

Hippie Flipping: When Shrooms and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Explore the mechanics of hippie flipping and how to safely experiment.

Having Sex on Shrooms: Good or Bad Idea?
Is having sex on shrooms a good idea or an accident waiting to happen? Find out in our guide to sex on magic mushrooms.

Gold Cap Shrooms Guide: Spores, Effects, Identification
Read this guide to learn more about the different characteristics of gold cap mushrooms, and how they differ from other psilocybin species.

Guide to Cooking with Magic Mushrooms
From cookies to smoothies and sandwiches, we cover various methods of cooking with magic mushrooms for the ultimate snack.

2020 Election: The Decriminalize Psilocybin Movement
Are you curious if mushrooms will follow in marijuana’s footsteps? Read to learn about how the U.S. is moving to decriminalize psilocybin.

Oregon’s Initiative to Legalize Mushrooms | Initiative Petition 34
Oregon continues to push ahead with their initiative to legalize Psilocybin in 2020. The measure received its official title and now needs signatures.

Canada Approves Psilocybin Treatment for Terminally-Ill Cancer Patients
Canada’s Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu approved the use of psilocybin to help ease anxiety and depression of four terminal cancer patients.

Mapping the DMT Experience
With only firsthand experiences to share, how can we fully map the DMT experience? Let’s explore what we know about this powerful psychedelic.

Guide to Machine Elves and Other DMT Entities
This guide discusses machine elves, clockwork elves, and other common DMT entities that people experience during a DMT trip.

Is the DMT Experience a Hallucination? 
What if the DMT realm was the real world, and our everyday lives were merely a game we had chosen to play?

How to Store DMT
Not sure how to store DMT? Read this piece to learn the best practices and elements of advice to keep your stuff fresh.

What Does 5-MeO-DMT Show Us About Consciousness?
How does our brain differentiate between what’s real and what’s not? Read to learn what can 5-MeO-DMT show us about consciousness.

How to Smoke DMT: Processes Explained
There are many ways to smoke DMT and we’ve outlined some of the best processes to consider before embarking on your journey.

How to Ground After DMT
Knowing what to expect from a DMT comedown can help you integrate the experience to gain as much value as possible from your journey.

How To Get DMT
What kind of plants contain DMT? Are there other ways to access this psychedelic? Read on to learn more about how to get DMT.

How DMT is Made: Everything You Need to Know
Ever wonder how to make DMT? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how DMT is made.

Having Sex on DMT: What You Need to Know
Have you ever wondered about sex on DMT? Learn how the God Molecule can influence your intimate experiences.

Does the Human Brain Make DMT? 
With scientific evidence showing us DMT in the brain, what can we conclude it is there for? Read on to learn more.

How to Use DMT Vape Pens
Read to learn all about DMT vape pens including: what to know when vaping, what to expect when purchasing a DMT cartridge, and vaping safely.

DMT Resources
This article is a comprehensive DMT resource providing extensive information from studies, books, documentaries, and more. Check it out!

Differentiating DMT and Near-Death Experiences
Some say there are similarities between a DMT trip and death. Read our guide on differentiating DMT and near-death experiences to find out.

DMT Research from 1956 to the Edge of Time
From a representative sample of a suitably psychedelic crowd, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t tell you all about Albert Hofmann’s enchanted bicycle ride after swallowing what turned out to be a massive dose of LSD. Far fewer, however, could tell you much about the world’s first DMT trip.

The Ultimate Guide to DMT Pricing
Check out our ultimate guide on DMT pricing to learn what to expect when purchasing DMT for your first time.

DMT Milking | Reality Sandwich
Indigenous cultures have used 5-MeO-DMT for centuries. With the surge in demand for psychedelic toad milk, is DMT Milking harming the frogs?

Why Does DMT Pervade Nature?
With the presence of DMT in nature everywhere – including human brains – why does it continue to baffle science?

DMT Substance Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to DMT has everything you want to know about this powerful psychedelic referred to as “the spirit molecule”.

DMT for Depression: Paving the Way for New Medicine
We’ve been waiting for an effective depression treatment. Studies show DMT for depression works even for treatment resistant patients.

Beating Addiction with DMT
Psychedelics have been studied for their help overcoming addiction. Read how DMT is helping addicts beat their substance abuse issues.

DMT Extraction: Behind the Scientific Process
Take a look at DMT extraction and the scientific process involved. Learn all you need to know including procedures and safety.

Microdosing DMT & Common Dosages Explained
Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing DMT.

DMT Art: A Look Behind Visionary Creations
An entire genre of artwork is inspired by psychedelic trips with DMT. Read to learn about the entities and visions behind DMT art.

Changa vs. DMT: What You Need to Know
While similar (changa contains DMT), each drug has its own unique effect and feeling. Let’s compare and contrast changa vs DMT.

5-MeO-DMT Guide: Effects, Benefits, Safety, and Legality
5-Meo-DMT comes from the Sonora Desert toad. Here is everything you want to know about 5-Meo-DMT and how it compares to 4-AcO-DMT.

4-AcO-DMT Guide: Benefits, Effects, Safety, and Legality
This guide tells you everything about 4 AcO DMT & 5 MeO DMT, that belong to the tryptamine class, and are similar but slightly different to DMT.

How Much Does LSD Cost? When shopping around for that magical psychedelic substance, there can be many uncertainties when new to buying LSD. You may be wondering how much does LSD cost? In this article, we will discuss what to expect when purchasing LSD on the black market, what forms LSD is sold in, and the standard breakdown of buying LSD in quantity.   Navy Use of LSD on the Dark Web The dark web is increasingly popular for purchasing illegal substances. The US Navy has now noticed this trend with their staff. Read to learn more.   Having Sex on LSD: What You Need to Know Can you have sex on LSD? Read our guide to learn everything about sex on acid, from lowered inhibitions to LSD users quotes on sex while tripping.   A Drug That Switches off an LSD Trip A pharmaceutical company is developing an “off-switch” drug for an LSD trip, in the case that a bad trip can happen. Some would say there is no such thing.   Queen of Hearts: An Interview with Liz Elliot on Tim Leary and LSD The history of psychedelia, particularly the British experience, has been almost totally written by men. Of the women involved, especially those who were in the thick of it, little has been written either by or about them. A notable exception is Liz Elliot.   LSD Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety LSD, Lysergic acid diethylamide, or just acid is one of the most important psychedelics ever discovered. What did history teach us?   Microdosing LSD & Common Dosage Explained Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing LSD.   LSD Resources Curious to learn more about LSD? This guide includes comprehensive LSD resources containing books, studies and more.   LSD as a Spiritual Aid There is common consent that the evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness. From the described process of how consciousness originates and develops, it becomes evident that its growth depends on its faculty of perception. Therefore every means of improving this faculty should be used.   Legendary LSD Blotter Art: A Hidden Craftsmanship Have you ever heard of LSD blotter art? Explore the trippy world of LSD art and some of the top artists of LSD blotter art.   LSD and Exercise: Does it Work? LSD and exercise? Learn why high-performing athletes are taking hits of LSD to improve their overall potential.   Jan Bastiaans Treated Holocaust Survivors with LSD Dutch psychiatrist, Jan Bastiaans administered LSD-assisted therapy to survivors of the Holocaust. A true war hero and pioneer of psychedelic-therapy.   LSD and Spiritual Awakening I give thanks for LSD, which provided the opening that led me to India in 1971 and brought me to Neem Karoli Baba, known as Maharajji. Maharajji is described by the Indians as a “knower of hearts.”   How LSD is Made: Everything You Need to Know Ever wonder how to make LSD? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how LSD is made.   How to Store LSD: Best Practices Learn the best way to store LSD, including the proper temperature and conditions to maximize how long LSD lasts when stored.   Bicycle Day: The Discovery of LSD Every year on April 19th, psychonauts join forces to celebrate Bicycle Day. Learn about the famous day when Albert Hoffman first discovered the effects of LSD.   Cary Grant: A Hollywood Legend On LSD Cary Grant was a famous actor during the 1930’s-60’s But did you know Grant experimented with LSD? Read our guide to learn more.   Albert Hofmann: LSD — My Problem Child Learn about Albert Hofmann and his discovery of LSD, along with the story of Bicycle Day and why it marks a historic milestone.   Babies are High: What Does LSD Do To Your Brain What do LSD and babies have in common? Researchers at the Imperial College in London discover that an adult’s brain on LSD looks like a baby’s brain.   1P LSD: Effects, Benefits, Safety Explained 1P LSD is an analogue of LSD and homologue of ALD-25. Here is everything you want to know about 1P LSD and how it compares to LSD.   Francis Crick, DNA & LSD Type ‘Francis Crick LSD’ into Google, and the result will be 30,000 links. Many sites claim that Crick (one of the two men responsible for discovering the structure of DNA), was either under the influence of LSD at the time of his revelation or used the drug to help with his thought processes during his research. Is this true?   What Happens If You Overdose on LSD? A recent article presented three individuals who overdosed on LSD. Though the experience was unpleasant, the outcomes were remarkably positive.

The Ayahuasca Experience
Ayahuasca is both a medicine and a visionary aid. You can employ ayahuasca for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repair, and you can engage with the power of ayahuasca for deeper insight and realization. If you consider attainment of knowledge in the broadest perspective, you can say that at all times, ayahuasca heals.

 

Trippy Talk: Meet Ayahuasca with Sitaramaya Sita and PlantTeachers
Sitaramaya Sita is a spiritual herbalist, pusangera, and plant wisdom practitioner formally trained in the Shipibo ayahuasca tradition.

 

The Therapeutic Value of Ayahuasca
My best description of the impact of ayahuasca is that it’s a rocket boost to psychospiritual growth and unfolding, my professional specialty during my thirty-five years of private practice.

 

Microdosing Ayahuasca: Common Dosage Explained
What is ayahuasca made of and what is considered a microdose? Explore insights with an experienced Peruvian brewmaster and learn more about this practice.

 

Ayahuasca Makes Neuron Babies in Your Brain
Researchers from Beckley/Sant Pau Research Program have shared the latest findings in their study on the effects of ayahuasca on neurogenesis.

 

The Fatimiya Sufi Order and Ayahuasca
In this interview, the founder of the Fatimiya Sufi Order,  N. Wahid Azal, discusses the history and uses of plant medicines in Islamic and pre-Islamic mystery schools.

 

Consideration Ayahuasca for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Research indicates that ayahuasca mimics mechanisms of currently accepted treatments for PTSD. In order to understand the implications of ayahuasca treatment, we need to understand how PTSD develops.

 

Brainwaves on Ayahuasca: A Waking Dream State
In a study researchers shared discoveries showing ingredients found in Ayahuasca impact the brainwaves causing a “waking dream” state.

 

Cannabis and Ayahuasca: Mixing Entheogenic Plants
Cannabis and Ayahuasca: most people believe they shouldn’t be mixed. Read this personal experience peppered with thoughts from a pro cannabis Peruvian Shaman.

 

Ayahuasca Retreat 101: Everything You Need to Know to Brave the Brew
Ayahuasca has been known to be a powerful medicinal substance for millennia. However, until recently, it was only found in the jungle. Word of its deeply healing and cleansing properties has begun to spread across the world as many modern, Western individuals are seeking spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. More ayahuasca retreat centers are emerging in the Amazon and worldwide to meet the demand.

 

Ayahuasca Helps with Grief
A new study published in psychopharmacology found that ayahuasca helped those suffering from the loss of a loved one up to a year after treatment.

 

Ayahuasca Benefits: Clinical Improvements for Six Months
Ayahuasca benefits can last six months according to studies. Read here to learn about the clinical improvements from drinking the brew.

 

Ayahuasca Culture: Indigenous, Western, And The Future
Ayahuasca has been use for generations in the Amazon. With the rise of retreats and the brew leaving the rainforest how is ayahuasca culture changing?

 

Ayahuasca Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
The Amazonian brew, Ayahuasca has a long history and wide use. Read our guide to learn all about the tea from its beginnings up to modern-day interest.

 

Ayahuasca and the Godhead: An Interview with Wahid Azal of the Fatimiya Sufi Order
Wahid Azal, a Sufi mystic of The Fatimiya Sufi Order and an Islamic scholar, talks about entheogens, Sufism, mythology, and metaphysics.

 

Ayahuasca and the Feminine: Women’s Roles, Healing, Retreats, and More
Ayahuasca is lovingly called “grandmother” or “mother” by many. Just how feminine is the brew? Read to learn all about women and ayahuasca.

What Is the Standard of Care for Ketamine Treatments?
Ketamine therapy is on the rise in light of its powerful results for treatment-resistant depression. But, what is the current standard of care for ketamine? Read to find out.

What Is Dissociation and How Does Ketamine Create It?
Dissociation can take on multiple forms. So, what is dissociation like and how does ketamine create it? Read to find out.

Having Sex on Ketamine: Getting Physical on a Dissociative
Curious about what it could feel like to have sex on a dissociate? Find out all the answers in our guide to sex on ketamine.

Special K: The Party Drug
Special K refers to Ketamine when used recreationally. Learn the trends as well as safety information around this substance.

Kitty Flipping: When Ketamine and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Read to explore the mechanics of kitty flipping.

Ketamine vs. Esketamine: 3 Important Differences Explained
Ketamine and esketamine are used to treat depression. But what’s the difference between them? Read to learn which one is right for you: ketamine vs. esketamine.

Guide to Ketamine Treatments: Understanding the New Approach
Ketamine is becoming more popular as more people are seeing its benefits. Is ketamine a fit? Read our guide for all you need to know about ketamine treatments.

Ketamine Treatment for Eating Disorders
Ketamine is becoming a promising treatment for various mental health conditions. Read to learn how individuals can use ketamine treatment for eating disorders.

Ketamine Resources, Studies, and Trusted Information
Curious to learn more about ketamine? This guide includes comprehensive ketamine resources containing books, studies and more.

Ketamine Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to ketamine has everything you need to know about this “dissociative anesthetic” and how it is being studied for depression treatment.

Ketamine for Depression: A Mental Health Breakthrough
While antidepressants work for some, many others find no relief. Read to learn about the therapeutic uses of ketamine for depression.

Ketamine for Addiction: Treatments Offering Hope
New treatments are offering hope to individuals suffering from addiction diseases. Read to learn how ketamine for addiction is providing breakthrough results.

Microdosing Ketamine & Common Dosages Explained
Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing ketamine.

How to Ease a Ketamine Comedown
Knowing what to expect when you come down from ketamine can help integrate the experience to gain as much value as possible.

How to Store Ketamine: Best Practices
Learn the best ways how to store ketamine, including the proper temperature and conditions to maximize how long ketamine lasts when stored.

How To Buy Ketamine: Is There Legal Ketamine Online?
Learn exactly where it’s legal to buy ketamine, and if it’s possible to purchase legal ketamine on the internet.

How Long Does Ketamine Stay in Your System?
How long does ketamine stay in your system? Are there lasting effects on your body? Read to discover the answers!

How Ketamine is Made: Everything You Need to Know
Ever wonder how to make Ketamine? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how Ketamine is made.

Colorado on Ketamine: First Responders Waiver Programs
Fallout continues after Elijah McClain. Despite opposing recommendations from some city council, Colorado State Health panel recommends the continued use of ketamine by medics for those demonstrating “excited delirium” or “extreme agitation”.

Types of Ketamine: Learn the Differences & Uses for Each
Learn about the different types of ketamine and what they are used for—and what type might be right for you. Read now to find out!

Kitty Flipping: When Ketamine and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Read to explore the mechanics of kitty flipping.

MDMA & Ecstasy Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to MDMA has everything you want to know about Ecstasy from how it was developed in 1912 to why it’s being studied today.

How To Get the Most out of Taking MDMA as a Couple
Taking MDMA as a couple can lead to exciting experiences. Read here to learn how to get the most of of this love drug in your relationship.

Common MDMA Dosage & Microdosing Explained
Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing MDMA.

Having Sex on MDMA: What You Need to Know
MDMA is known as the love drug… Read our guide to learn all about sex on MDMA and why it is beginning to makes its way into couple’s therapy.

How MDMA is Made: Common Procedures Explained
Ever wonder how to make MDMA? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how MDMA is made.

Hippie Flipping: When Shrooms and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Explore the mechanics of hippie flipping and how to safely experiment.

How Cocaine is Made: Common Procedures Explained
Ever wonder how to make cocaine? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how cocaine is made.

A Christmas Sweater with Santa and Cocaine
This week, Walmart came under fire for a “Let it Snow” Christmas sweater depicting Santa with lines of cocaine. Columbia is not merry about it.

Ultimate Cocaine Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
This guide covers what you need to know about Cocaine, including common effects and uses, legality, safety precautions and top trends today.

NEWS: An FDA-Approved Cocaine Nasal Spray
The FDA approved a cocaine nasal spray called Numbrino, which has raised suspicions that the pharmaceutical company, Lannett Company Inc., paid off the FDA..

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Bioavailability
What is bioavailability and how can it affect the overall efficacy of a psychedelic substance? Read to learn more.

Cannabis Research Explains Sociability Behaviors
New research by Dr. Giovanni Marsicano shows social behavioral changes occur as a result of less energy available to the neurons. Read here to learn more.

The Cannabis Shaman
If recreational and medical use of marijuana is becoming accepted, can the spiritual use as well? Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Hamilton Souther, founder of the 420 Cannabis Shamanism movement…

Cannabis Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to Cannabis has everything you want to know about this popular substances that has psychedelic properties.

Cannabis and Ayahuasca: Mixing Entheogenic Plants
Cannabis and Ayahuasca: most people believe they shouldn’t be mixed. Read this personal experience peppered with thoughts from a procannabis Peruvian Shaman.

CBD-Rich Cannabis Versus Single-Molecule CBD
A ground-breaking study has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant Cannabis extract as compared to synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), challenging the medical-industrial complex’s notion that “crude” botanical preparations are less effective than single-molecule compounds.

Cannabis Has Always Been a Medicine
Modern science has already confirmed the efficacy of cannabis for most uses described in the ancient medical texts, but prohibitionists still claim that medical cannabis is “just a ruse.”

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