culture

The Terpene Revolution

culture | 01 august 17 | nytimes.com
In the last few years, calls for marijuana to be researched as a medical therapy have increased. It may be time for us to consider the same for psychedelic drugs

Can Psychedelics Be Therapy? Allow Research to Find Out

culture | 01 august 17 | nytimes.com
In the last few years, calls for marijuana to be researched as a medical therapy have increased. It may be time for us to consider the same for psychedelic drugs

Some People Swear That 'Microdosing' LSD on the Job Makes You a Better Worker

culture | 01 august 17 | time.com
Cocaine is to Wall Street as LSD is to…Silicon Valley? Sort of

The Trip Treatment

culture | 01 august 17 | newyorker.com
Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results.

MAPS Bulletin Spring 2017: Vol 27, No. 1 Special Edition: Psychedelic Science

culture | 01 august 17 | maps.org
This special issue of the MAPS Bulletin, on the occasion of Psychedelic Science 2017, highlights the tremendous progress that the field of psychedelic research has made since our previous Psychedelic Science conferences in 2010 and 2013. There is now more psychedelic research taking place than at any time in the last 50 years.

The Manual of Psychedelic Support

culture | 01 august 17 | psychsitter.com
The Manual of Psychedelic Support is a comprehensive guide to setting up and running compassionate care services for people having difficult drug experiences at music festivals and similar events. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain

culture | 01 august 17 | scientificamerican.com
Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain

Diet and the Endocannabinoid System

culture | 01 august 17 | realitysandwich.com
Cannabis has been a friend to humankind since before the written word, providing fiber for cordage and cloth, seeds for nutrition, and roots, leaves and flowers for ritual and healing. During the Neolithic period, our ancestors discovered uses for every part of cannabis, which was one of the first agricultural crops, perhaps the first, ever to be grown and harvested some 12,000 years ago.

The Working Man's Guide to Microdosing

culture | 01 august 17 | mensjournal.com
The promise of microdosing is tantalizing: Take a mini-hit of a mind-altering substance, and you can be more creative, less stressed and anxious, and even work harder, all without rendering yourself intoxicated.

Millbrook Revisited

culture | 1 august 17 | timeline.com
Ecstatic Highs, Techno-Trance and Digital Gnostics – Popular culture has a great way of taking various forms and practices and utilizing them to reinforce mental, emotional, and physical conditioning and patterns of behaviour.

Beware the Bad News Bubble

cultur | 01 mai 17 | Angus Hervey, medium.com
Forget fake news — the real problem is balance.

The Future is Local

culture | 01 mai 17 | Local Futures, ecohustler.co.uk
Across the world, people are coming to realize that today’s crises — ecological collapse, economic instability, social disintegration, even terrorism — are inextricably linked to a global economy dependent on rampant consumerism, financial speculation and “free” trade.

Loving Trees

culture | 01 mai 17 | ecohustler.co.uk
Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group.

Consciousness in the Aesthetic Imagination

culture | 29 july 16 | J.F. Martel, Metapsychosis
What can art tell us about the nature of consciousness? Or maybe the question is better framed in McLuhanian terms: What is the message of the medium of art with regard to the nature of consciousness?

Prehistoric dope dealers

culture | 21 july 16 | Colin Barras, New Scientist
It must have been something in the air. During a short time window at the end of the last ice age, Stone Age humans in Europe and Asia independently began using a new plant: cannabis.

The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

culture | 13 july 16 | Charles Eisenstein
The Brexit vote marks a rare moment of discontinuity, when the usual normalizing narratives falter and a society experiences a fertile and frightening moment of bewilderment.

Neon Tribes

culture | 5 july 16 | Kingsley L. Dennis, Reality Sandwich
Ecstatic Highs, Techno-Trance and Digital Gnostics – Popular culture has a great way of taking various forms and practices and utilizing them to reinforce mental, emotional, and physical conditioning and patterns of behaviour.

Here to Go and Back Again

culture | 23 june 16 | Matthew Levi Stevens, Reality Sandwich
If Brion Gysin, the pre-eminent multimedia psychedelic shaman of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes.

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

culture | 1 june 16 | Charles Eisenstein
“I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I choose?”

The World In a State of Extreme Transition

culture | 15 may 16 | Daniel Pinchbeck, Schuyler Brown, Medium
Reevaluating the language of climate change can offer a fresh perspective on where we are and where we’re headed, and supports moving from sustainability to Regenerative Design.