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Shamanism, Addiction and the Hole in the Soul

By | 2017-10-17T19:08:49+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Nature abhors a vacuum. Those of us who are all too familiar with drug addiction are also all too familiar with the “hole in the soul”. It can’t even be called a concept; it’s beyond that. There’s usually no other way to describe the agony [...]

Sacred Snuff Hape (Rapé) – An Amazonian Medicine

By | 2017-10-15T15:14:37+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

The Hape (Rapé) snuff (Tobacco Snuff) is sacred and legal medicine from the indigenous people of the Forest…. It is said to heighten the awareness and the senses, clear and align your mind and instinct, intuition and help promote cleansing of the body and soul. Drives [...]

Mimosa Hostilis: Traditional Uses

By | 2017-10-11T19:35:34+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mimosa hostilis is a variety of mimosa tree that is native to the Amazon basin in Brazil and can grow as far north as southern Mexico. Traditionally used for leather tanning, dyes, and religious ceremonies, the bark, and roots of this tree have been used [...]

Sweet Flag: Medicinal and Other uses

By | 2017-10-08T20:30:01+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Sweet flag has a long history of medicinal use in herbal traditions.  Is widely employed in modern herbal medicine as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. In Ayurveda, it is highly valued as a rejuvenator for the brain and nervous system and as a remedy [...]

An Overview of Magical Plant Mandragora Officinarum

By | 2017-10-03T20:19:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshade family. Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, and hyoscyamine, and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to [...]

8 Open Minded Quotes from Rick Strassman

By | 2017-10-13T21:20:13+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Consciousness, Substances|Tags: , , , |

We have collected for you 8 quotes from Rick Strassman, an American medical doctor specialized in psychiatry. Rick Strassman was born on February 8, 1952, in Los Angeles, California. He is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research. Rick Strassman was the [...]

Mango and Cannabis – A Perfect Combination

By | 2017-10-02T20:09:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

If you are a marijuana smoker, mangoes should be your new favorite fruit. Some people believe that mango and weed will lead to faster, stronger, and longer lasting highs. These effects can in part be described by similarities in the chemical makeup of mangoes and [...]

Kanna: An African Antidepressant Plant

By | 2017-09-26T18:44:00+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Meet Kanna. A plant that was raised in the heat of the South African sun. The plant has been revered by the locals for millennia. Way back before the first of the explorers and established colonies arrived. This herb, which is also known as Sceletium tortuosum, [...]

Meet San Francisco’s Unofficial LSD Museum

By | 2017-09-25T19:27:15+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture, Substances|Tags: , , |

San Francisco has a rich history of experimenting with hallucinogens, from Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests in the 1960s to rumors of microdozing to improve productivity in today’s startup culture. A major representation of that history stands in the home of San Franciscan Mark McCloud, [...]

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