Uniquely, Altered: A Psychedelic Conference in Berlin

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I stop in front of a stranger to look them in the eye and say ‘HOO. AAH. YOO!’ as he simultaneously does this back at me. We smirk at each other, and then walk on […]

Mapping A Mind Behind Altered: A Chat With Dax DeFranco

Next weekend I’m headed to Berlin for Altered Conference – ‘an international gathering of consciousness explorers from all backgrounds to take part in talks, workshops and rituals on the subject of psychedelics, conscious practices, and […]

Psykedelisk Symposium: A Psychedelic Conference in Copenhagen

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On a recent mild weekend in Denmark I went to a psychedelic conference in the country’s coastal capital. Held in a sleek and modern building on the city’s metropolitan university campus, it turned out to […]

5 Things I Learnt From A Tripsitting Workshop

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During my recent visit to Copenhagen I attended a tripsitting workshop as part of a psychedelic conference. I’d never been to anything like this before so I was pretty curious to see what it would be […]

Good Trip 101: Beginner’s Guide To Psychedelic Experience

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So, you’re taking a psychedelic trip? Great, I’m sure you’ll have a blast. Here are the basics to a successful flight, whether it’s with LSD, magic mushrooms, or San Pedro. Follow these and you’re onto a winner. […]

The Outlaw Of Psychedelic Substances Is Irrational, Unjust, and a Violation of Freedom

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If I decide to ingest a psychedelic substance, such as LSD or psilocybin, I am committing a criminal action and risk being punished by law: But why? Are these substances actually dangerous? Is their prohibition […]

6 Reasons Why You Might Take Psychedelic Drugs

If 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 Hesitation On The Microdosing Trend

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If 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 […]

1st Time on LSD: Tripping on Lake Titicaca

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‘How you feeling?’ I called over to Sophie as I lay looking out over the endless blue of sky and sea spread before us. She was standing waist high in the Lake’s ice cold water, also facing out over the waters to the snow capped mountains in the distance. Turning to me with a smile on her face, she paused for a moment to think of her answer before calmly replying ‘comfortable, really comfortable actually’. She was having a wondrous first experience with LSD, and I was having a pretty damn good day too.

Neuroscientist Sam Harris On The Mind-Expanding Power of Psychedelics

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Can 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 […]