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The Man who Turned On the World: Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, Dies at 75

mind | 01 mai 17 | Casey Hardison, realitysandwich.com
The undaunted spirit and psychedelic warrior of love and light, Nick Sand, the outlaw chemist, died in his sleep on Monday April 24th at the age of 75. Most famous for the Orange Sunshine brand of LSD distributed by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Nick Sand was responsible for the manufacture of over 250 million doses of acid.

Can Psychedelic Drugs Induced Higher Levels Of Consciousness Lead To Spiritual Awakening

mind | 01 mai 17 | Jacqueline Ronson, inverse.com
A new study used volunteers to find out the effects of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin, a psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, on the brain. Using brain imaging technology, the study gathered evidence of heightened levels of consciousness in the brains of the volunteers.

Two Lovers, Two Doses of MDMA

mind | 01 mai 17 | Jacqueline Ronson, inverse.com
What if a drug can help teach us to care for each other?

Addicted to Awe

mind | 19 july 16 | Greater Good Science Center
The creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” Jason Silva, discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand. Filmed at the June 2016 conference The Art & Science of Awe.

Translating Meaning Into Life

mind | 9 july 16 | Alan Briskin, The Huffington Post
An intriguing Taoist parable, that is used here as a springboard into an exploration of synchronicity, and the idea of ‘being the change we wish to see in the world’.

Magnetic sixth sense in humans

mind | 1 july 16 | Eric Hand, Science
A researcher in US thinks he might have finally found evidence of humanity’s sixth sense – the ability to detect, in some subconscious way, Earth’s magnetic field.

Getting smarter

mind | 21 june 16 | Jeffrey M Zacks, Aeon
Brain-training games won’t boost your IQ, but a host of strategies can improve your cognitive abilities one piece at a time.

Live Every Day Like You’re on Mushrooms

mind | 17 june 16 | Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
Hallucinogens may help people break free of destructive thoughts and addiction. Can a “mystical experience” be had legally?

Are We Who We Think We Are?

science | 15 june 16 | Jason Silva, Seeker
The “looking glass self” is a theory coined by American sociologist Charles Horton Cooley. It’s the idea that everyone believes the person they really are is dependent upon who others think they are. “I am who you think I am,” said Cooley.

The Science of the Story

mind | 13 june 16 | Jeremy A Smith, UCB, Greater Good Science Center
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story – and research is starting to explain why.

The empty brain

mind | 3 june 16 | Robert Epstein, Aeon
Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer.

A Psychedelic Revaluation of all Values

mind | 27 may 16 | Interview: Psychedelic Press
A talk with Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-H, who specialises in the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson and Whitehead, and within the field of Philosophy of Mind; author of Noumenautics.

A Map of the Mind

mind | 21 may 16 | Kevin Randall, The New York Times
The Dalai Lama has commissioned scientists for a lofty mission: to help turn secular audiences into more self-aware, compassionate humans.

When does the future begin?

mind | 11 may 16 | Daphna Oyserman, Aeon
The answer to the question  – which, by the way, is not right now – matters because humans are attuned to focus on the ‘right now’ situation. A study in maximising motivation.

Electrical Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity

mind | 1 may 16 | Adam Green et al., Georgetown University
Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study.

What LSD tells us about human nature

mind | 27 apr 16 | Marc Lewis, The Guardian
Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them.

The Light of the Toad of Light

mind | 23 apr 16 | Sebastian Job, Entheogenesis
The anthropologist from the University of Sidney talks about some transpersonal dimensions of 5-MeO-DMT.

Popular Theories of Consciousness Are Worse Than Wrong

mind | 15 apr 16 | Michael Graziano, The Atlantic
Most of them play to our intuitions, but don’t actually explain anything.

Secret Earths

mind | 7 apr 16 | Erik Davis, Techgnosis
A catalog essay on the contemporary reframing of animism, from an art show devoted to rare earth elements.

The Psychedelic Paradox

mind | 29 mar 16 | Fisher, Psychological Medicine, volteface
Ask anyone who has ever tried LSD, and they will tell you that ‘paradoxical’ is a fitting descriptor of its effects. Seeing, feeling and thinking seemingly impossible scenarios are the characteristic symptoms of this and other psychedelic drugs.