Desert Bound: A Meeting With Peyote

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FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditThis was originally written as a guest post for The Mainland Trading Post. . . . With the sun overhead Pedro exhales a lungful of smoke, passes the pipe on, and goes back to checking […]

Explorer’s Guide: Picking Peyote

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FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditWhat Is Peyote? Peyote is a small spineless psychedelic cactus native to Mexico and southwestern Texas – scientific name Lophophora williamsii. Peyote contains psychoactive alkaloids, and like the San Pedro cactus, the main one is […]

6 Reasons Why You Might Take Psychedelic Drugs

FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditIf you’re reading this you’re at least intrigued about psychedelics. I’m sure you’ve already heard enough reasons as to why you shouldn’t take psychedelic substances, so here’s the flipside…  Disclaimer: There are, of course, risks […]

My Concerns About The Microdosing Trend

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FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditIf you’ve visited this site before then you’re probably aware that I’m an advocate of psychedelic drugs. You’d be forgiven for thinking that I’m chuffed that micro-dosing is fast growing in popularity and entering mainstream […]

Explorer’s Guide: Taking San Pedro in Peru

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FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditMy experience of drinking San Pedro in the Sacred Valley was an incredibly powerful, humbling and beautiful experience. I would seriously recommend it to anyone inclined to such experiences. It was a highlight of months of travel in […]

Neuroscientist Sam Harris On The Mind-Expanding Power of Psychedelics

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FacebookTwitterStumbleUponTumblrRedditCan psychedelic substances offer a glimpse into another mode of consciousness? In this bigthink video, neuroscientist, ‘spiritual atheist’ and author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris talks of the virtues of psychedelics […]

Daily Microdosing from the Desert of Chile to the Salt Flats of Bolivia: 4 Days on LSD

Ever taken LSD 4 consecutive days in a row? That’s exactly what I did on an unforgettable road trip through the desert…

LSD: The Aftermath – The Ego Strikes Back

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We still look for order, meaning and logic whilst on drugs, just in a different conception; we aren’t necessarily free on acid, we’re still the same machines computing the same data, but in a new way. Acid can make the old conventions we live by seem silly, but it does not always provide alternatives.

LSD: The Aftermath – Nihilism & Loss of Meaning

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For me personally, at times my relationships have been skewed by acid thinking. I have felt very distant and lonely in my outlook, distant from my parents and old friends. Something has changed – become less real and simultaneously more real – e.g. the everyday conversations about the weather take on new disturbing meanings because I’m analysing the human interaction taking place rather than just going with the flow.

LSD: The Aftermath – Flashbacks & After-Shocks

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A look at some of the after effects of a first LSD experience, by guest poster and good friend, Neil Philips.