Ultimate Guide to Meditation: Techniques, Benefits & Tips

Meditation Guide: Benefits and Tips to Help You Begin Your Practice

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Intention: To introduce beginners to the transformative practice of meditation, offering practical tips and highlighting its benefits to inspire a consistent and meaningful practice.

Meditation is an age-old practice of introspection that increases self-awareness and cultivates connection to a higher consciousness. You might already have a mental picture of what meditation “should” look like. But, you don’t have to resemble the Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom to successfully practice meditation. In reality, it is a highly adaptable and diverse practice. Here we’ll take a look at some meditation tips and benefits to help you get started with your own practice.

What is Meditation?

Meditation, simply put, is a practice of fixing your attention on a single point. You can also think of it as “awareness training” for your mind. The goal of any meditation practice however can vary greatly depending on each individual’s needs and desires.

Originally, meditation served the purpose of gaining deeper insight and connection to the divine, mystical forces of life. In a recent study, the CDC describes meditation as “the act of engaging in mental exercise to reach a heightened level of spiritual awareness or mindfulness.” Many people recognize meditation as a useful tool for reducing stress and promoting positive emotions.


The first record of humans practicing meditation comes from wall art in the Indus Valley around 3,500-5,000 BC. The drawings depict images of people sitting in cross-legged positions with narrowed gazes – a familiar and recognizable posture for meditation.

Written records of meditation date back to 1500 BCE, in the Vedic texts of India. These texts mention “dhyana” (the Sanskrit word for “meditation”) as the 7th limb of yoga. Other writings from the 3rd-6th centuries BCE describe the meditative practices of Doaist philosopher Lao-Tze in China.

Many people associate meditation with Buddhism. Siddhartha Guatama, the original Buddha, spread his teachings of enlightenment throughout India during the 6th century BCE. With him, meditation began its global spread by way of the Silk Road, transforming slightly as it reached each new culture. As a result, many religions such as Islam, Judaism, and Christianity incorporate meditative-like practices.

Meditation in the West

Meditation was an interest primarily to philosophers up until the 20th century. It was around the turn of the 20th century that a renowned Hindu monk, Swami Vivekananda, helped introduce Eastern spiritual ideas to the general public. In 1893, he gave an address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. This presentation inspired great intrigue in Eastern philosophy, and influenced several other spiritual teachers to migrate from India. These leaders established well-known organizations like Himalayan Institute, the Self-Realization Fellowship, and Transcendental Meditation.

Meditation fully entered into Western popular culture the 1960s and 1970s. Mindfulness as meditation began to spread through the era’s hippie culture. This was, in part, thanks to celebrities like the Beatles and Mia Farrow publicly embracing Transcendental Meditation. It weren’t only hippies and artists however who were interested in meditation. Modern science was catching on. Dr. Herbert Benson (Harvard) and Jon Kabat-Zinn (MIT) conducted the first studies investigating the medical and biological benefits of meditation.

Modern Adaptation of Meditation

For a time, meditation remained on the fringes of mainstream culture. That is, until the mid-1990s. With the release of Deepak Chopra’s best-selling book, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, celebrity culture helped catapult Eastern philosophy-based practices into the spotlight after Oprah featured Chopra’s book on her show. Fortunately, the medical science community continued to study the benefits of meditation as more and more people adopted the practice. Today, meditation is no longer on the outskirts of culture, nor is it reserved for solely spiritual purposes.

The modern use of meditation serves many different purposes, especially for maintaining positive mental health and well-being. In fact, mindfulness and meditation practices are on the rise as many people open their minds to these ancient traditions. In the United States alone, the percentage of people who had tried meditating more than tripled over just five years.

Throughout history, meditation adapted to each new culture it encountered. For modern practitioners of meditation, this means there are a wide variety of methods and philosophies to try out.

Types of Meditation 

Meditation is an incredibly diverse practice, ranging from spiritual to secular, stationary to active, silent to sound-focused. And all forms of meditation encourage awareness. By practicing meditation, you can connect to a higher consciousness–individual and universal. And, there are many varieties of meditation that can enhance your life.


Mindfulness is perhaps the most popular type of meditation for Western practitioners. The popular app Headspace describes mindfulness as “the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at the moment.” Two different approaches to mindfulness are focused-attention and open-awareness meditation.

Setting your focus on your breath is the simplest and most accessible form of mindfulness meditation. You can practice anywhere and anytime by directing your attention to the sensations of each inhalation and exhalation.

With open awareness or “non-directive” meditation, you set your focus on your thoughts. Your awareness should remain open to experience any thoughts, feelings, or memories as they come up. The goal in present-thought awareness is to cultivate a non-judgmental attitude towards one’s own thoughts and emotions.


Concentrative meditation helps train your mind to hold your attention on a single point. The object of your focus may vary. You may visualize a mental image, set your gaze on a physical object, or focus on a specific body part. Certain physical activities like counting mala beads, or even painting work to develop concentration as well.

You can also fix your awareness on a repeated sound such as a gong or chime. For instance, mantra meditations–repeatedly chanting a word or phrase –is a popular technique for cultivating concentration. Transcendental Meditation is a widely-known form developed by Maharishi Manesh Yogi that incorporates chanting a personalized mantra.

Vipasana meditation from the Buddhist tradition combines mindfulness with concentration. In this technique, one strives for balance. Noticing thoughts and emotions calls for sensitivity, and focusing on one point requires power of mind.


Also referred to as “loving-kindness” or metta, compassion meditation holds the specific goal of shifting your perspective. The aim is to be less self-centered, while cultivating sympathy for the suffering of others. It prompts the acknowledgement that all beings simply wish to be happy.

To practice compassion meditation, first begin by directing loving-kindness towards yourself. You can repeat the phrase, “may I be happy, may I be peaceful, may I be free from suffering.” Next, send the same message to a person you care about (change the script from “I” to “you”). Continue the process, moving on to an acquaintance you have neutral feelings towards. Then send the same loving-kindness to someone with whom you have conflict, or find to be problematic.

Over time, practicing compassion meditation will help you experience greater happiness and improve relationships in your life.

Body Scan

Body scan meditation is a type of mindfulness practice. It is useful for developing self-awareness, and learning how the physical body experiences different emotions. In this method, you scan every inch of the body with open curiosity. Begin with the tip of one toe and end at the top of the head. It is important to note all positive, neutral, and negative physical sensations, as well as any emotions that arise. Body scan meditations reveal how our bodies can hold onto stress and other emotions in our life.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a type of meditation used to reduce muscle tension. The PMR technique follows a specific sequence, moving through the body while flexing and releasing specific groups of muscles. Over time, people who practice PMR may notice patterns related to where they hold tension in their bodies. With this information, they may be able to prevent ailments like tension headaches caused by stress.

Moving Meditation

Meditation doesn’t always have to be a seated, stationary activity. Moving meditations foster greater connections between the mind and body. There are several traditional forms of moving meditations. Perhaps the most popular of these is yoga. Breath and movement are connected by performing a sequence of asanas or postures with focused concentration. Kundalini Yoga, or the “yoga of awareness,” is one tradition that combines controlled breath practices with specific yoga postures to induce a meditative state. Besides yoga, there are two Chinese traditions, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, that also combine physical movement with breath, to develop balance and awareness. If yoga or Tai Chi aren’t really your thing, a simple walking meditation can be just as effective.

Thich Nhat Hahn, a master of meditation, explains that a walking meditation, holds no specific destination. There is no need to hurry through the practice. The goal of a walking meditation, according to Hahn, is to feel happy and serene. Focus on sensory awareness, notice different sights and sounds from the environment around you. Each step brings you back to the present moment.

Benefits of Meditation

Scientific research on the potential health benefits of meditation is on the rise. Modern medical science seeks to confirm what practitioners of this ancient tradition know to be true: meditation can improve health and well-being in a number of ways.

One study concluded that meditation can help with pain management for those suffering from chronic illness. Participants in the study experienced results after just 4 days of beginning a daily practice. In 2018, a Harvard study produced evidence that meditation caused changes in 172 different genes associated with regulating inflammation, glucose metabolism, and circadian rhythms. Ultimately, the results showed a decrease in blood pressure in participants.

Anxiety and depression are amongst the most common reasons people begin a meditation practice. And, the science exists that can back it up. Meditation works. Several studies have shown that meditation can alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety. This happens by reducing activity in the pre-frontal cortex and the amygdala. These two regions of the brain play a key role in how we respond to negative or stressful situations. In the research of Dr. Herbert Benson, meditation contributed to a decrease of general stress by maintaining steady blood circulation and regulating hormonal balance. By inducing a state of physical and mental ease, studies show that meditation aides in sleep. Those who regularly meditate fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer than non-meditating participants.

Meditation and the Brain

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar describes how meditation is related to neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt and learn in response to experiences. One of Lazar’s studies compared MRI scans of people who regularly meditate versus non-meditators. The scans of meditators had more grey matter in regions of the brain associated with working memory and executive decision making. This area usually decreases as we age, resulting in forgetfulness and memory loss. The study showed however that a 50-year-old meditator’s brain scan closely resembled that of a 25-year-old. This leads to the theory that meditation practice may delay age-related decline of memory.

A second study also conducted by Lazar investigated the effect of regular meditation. Participants completed an 8-week “mindfulness-based stress reduction program,” which included meditating 30-40 minutes each day. Afterwards, Lazar compared their brain scans before and after the course. After 8 weeks of daily meditation practice, researchers noted several changes in the scans. First, grey matter increased in the left hippocampus, which assists in learning, memory, and emotional regulation. An increase of grey matter also appeared in the temporoparietal junction, which plays a role in developing empathy and compassion. Furthermore researchers noticed a decrease in matter in the amygdala, the stress response center of the brain.

Other Areas of Life

The biological benefits of meditation spill over into all areas of our lives. By expanding our empathy and compassion, we can experience improved relationships with our loved ones. Better sleep, memory function, and attention can increase productivity wherever we focus our efforts (work, education, learning new skills). Reduced stress and negative thoughts resulting from meditation contribute to the overall well-being of physical and mental health.

How to Meditate for Beginners 

Step 1: Why Meditate, Setting an Intention 

To begin your own meditation practice, first determine your intention for practicing. This will help guide what type of meditation you should try first. Are you seeking to reduce tension, enhance awareness, cultivate positivity, or develop stronger concentration? Choose a type of meditation best suited to your preference.

Step 2: Finding a Comfortable Seat

Wherever you choose to meditate, just make sure you are comfortable. You can sit on a chair, a cushion on the floor, indoors, or outdoors. Sit with your back as straight as you can so you can breathe naturally. If using a chair, keep both feet firmly planted on the floor in order to stay grounded. If at any point you become physically uncomfortable, simply reposition yourself and redirect your attention back to your meditation.

Step 3: Set Your Gaze

Many people prefer to close their eyes during meditation in order to avoid visual distractions. Others however may opt to keep their eyes open and fixed on an object in order to practice concentration. It is a matter of personal preference. If you choose to keep your eyes open however, set your gaze low and avoid letting your eyes wander.

Step 4: Focus on Your Breath

Bring your attention to the natural patterns of your own breath. Focus on the sound of each inhale and exhale. First, notice the sensation of your belly filling with air as you breathe in. Second, feel your belly deflate as you breathe out. Feel the air pass in and out of your nostrils. You may even find it helpful to mentally say “in” as you inhale, and “out” as you exhale. Try and observe your breath with ease, not forcing or altering the natural rhythm.

Step 5: Observe Your Thoughts 

Now draw your awareness to your thoughts, to simply notice what’s there. Try to avoid judging any of your thoughts as subjectively good or bad. Just let them come and go as naturally as your breath. Be a neutral observer of your own mind.

Step 6: Let Your Thoughts Go

As you notice each thought, acknowledge it and let it go. Certain visualizations may help with releasing your thoughts. Try this: imagine a word written on a piece of paper which dissolves when placed in a bowl of water. Picture your thoughts as leaves floating on a stream, or clouds rolling through the sky. Allow them to pass in and out of your mind without holding on to anything.

Step 7: Give it Time and Practice 

There’s a common saying that meditation is a practice, not a perfection. As with any new habit, beginning a meditation practice takes time and consistency. Start small and start simple with 5 minutes of focused breath awareness each day. Don’t feel frustrated or discouraged, meditation can be difficult at first! When your mind wanders, gently redirect your attention back to your breath. Once you feel comfortable meditating for 5 minutes, then try increasing the amount of time you sit.

Tips for Using Meditation Music

Music can be a powerful tool to enhance your meditative experience.

Here are a few tips when using music during meditation:

Choose Something Relaxing

It sounds a bit obvious, but choose music that will help you physically relax. Steer away from music with fast tempos, lots of percussion, or impressive vocal performances. While entertaining, it may stimulate your mind too much and distract you from your present experience.

Instrumental vs Music With Lyrics

Music with lyrics may stir up specific memories or internal dialogue. Classical music not your thing? There are plenty of other genres of instrumental music like jazz, new age, and other ambient styles.

Try Using Headphones

Listening to music through headphones will help block out any external noise, thus providing a more immersive listening experience.

Keep the Volume Low

Use your music of choice as a backdrop for your meditation. Setting the volume at a low level will keep the music from becoming distracting or intrusive.

Meditation and Psychedelics

The desired effects of meditation and psychedelic trips are quite similar. As it turns out, both are helpful in achieving ego-dissolution. This refers to the loss of one’s sense of self and sense of boundaries, while creating a sense of unity with a higher collective consciousness. Self-consciousness is multi-layered. It encompasses autobiographical memory, self-related thoughts, and mental time travel. We experience self-consciousness in physical ways as well, including body ownership and bodily awareness.  Thus, consciously pairing a psychedelic substance with meditation can take your experience to the next level.

Tips for Using Psychedelics With Meditation

The right psychedelic substance can help take your meditation to new heights.

Here are a few tips when using psychedelics during meditation:

Prepare Accordingly

Prepare yourself both mentally and physically. Maintain a regular meditation practice until you feel ready to intensify your experience with a substance. Also, make sure your physical setting is comfortable and will support your desired experience.

Be Flexible With Your Intention

Pairing psychedelics with meditation may reveal insights you didn’t even realize you were looking for. Remember that with both meditation and psychedelic trips, you are not trying to control your experience. Psychedelics may actually help you “get out of your own way” to achieve an even more transformative experience than with meditation alone.

Be Mindful of Dosage

Be mindful of dosage. Start small and work your way up to find the right balance in order to avoid letting the substance take over your meditative experience.

Pair Accordingly

Select your psychedelic according to your intention and preferred method of meditation. For instance, MDMA stimulates physical senses and pairs well with external stimuli like music, for a focused attention meditation. Ayahuasca and psilocybin can intensify more contemplative, introspective forms of meditation like mindfulness.


How Long Should a Beginner Meditate?

Hali Love is a wellness coach, yoga teacher, and devoted meditation guide and practitioner. We asked her some tips for those interested in meditation. She suggests beginners start with just 5 minutes of meditation per day. Once you feel comfortable, increase the time of each meditation session, or up your practice to twice per day.

If it feels challenging in the beginning, Love suggests choosing one thing to focus on, “for example – you can keep your eyes open and focus on a picture or a lit candle flame in front of you.”

What if I Feel Distracted, or I Can’t Sit Still?

It is completely natural to feel distracted or physically uncomfortable at times. Let go of what you think meditation “should” look or feel like. This goes for your physical positioning as well as the thoughts or emotions you experience. Love explains that meditation isn’t about stopping your thoughts, rather observing them. She encourages new meditators to “lean into your experience versus trying to control it.”

I Tried Meditation Once and Didn’t Dig It– Now What?

Try again! Reassess your intention for practicing meditation, then consider a different method. Some people may find they concentrate better through visual methods; others prefer closing their eyes and focusing on their breath. Moreover, Hali Love reminds new meditators: “there are many ways to get to the end result of mindfulness and presence. Start off with the one that seems the most simple and effective for you, and try different ones from there.”

With a bit of effort, you are sure to find the perfect style of meditation to fit your needs.

How Do You End Meditation?

As your practice comes to an end, allow yourself a few moments to return from your relaxed, meditative state. Bring your awareness to your body. Then, notice the parts of your body touching the ground. Shift your attention from inward to outward as you gently blink your eyes open. A gentle stretch (like this) can help you transition out of your stationary seat and back into normal activity.

What is Meditation Used For?

Meditation is widely popular across many diverse industries.

In the NBA and NFL for example, coaches Phil Jackson and Pete Carroll both include meditation as part of their teams’ training. Generally, athletes are encouraged to meditate in order to build up mental resilience and reduce stress.

Off the field, regular meditation can help you succeed in business. In his book Tribe of Mentors, author and podcast host Tim Ferriss interviewed many different business entrepreneurs. He noticed a common thread: many of the most successful business-people maintain a daily meditation practice.

Schools are implementing meditation practices with enormous success. A school in Baltimore reported that suspension rates dropped significantly after replacing detention with meditation practice.

Furthermore a meditation practice can help those overcoming addiction. By letting go of negative thoughts, developing healthy routines, and following through with commitment, meditation can lead to greater success in recovery.

In the end, no matter your reasons for wanting to begin a meditation practice, it is sure to transform your life in many positive ways – physiologically, socially, and spiritually.

Contributor | Joanne Highland

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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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