VIDEO – Psychedemia

From Neuroscience to Shamanic Healing and everything in between. This documentary film concisely illuminates the emerging interdisciplinary field of Psychedelic Studies in a way that is accessible, informative and inspiring.
“Psychedemia” was the first academic conference funded by an American university to explicitly focus on the risks and benefits of psychedelic experience. Ph.D’s, M.D.’s, M.A’s, graduate students and lay folk from all walks of life convened at the University of Pennsylvania over the 27th-30th of September 2012 to present new research addressing the historical and potential influences of psychedelics on knowledge production, health, and creativity. The four day event brought together scientists, artists, journalists, historians and philosophers from more than 10 countries for an Ivy League convocation unprecedented not only in view of its controversial subject matter, but in its unparalleled inter-disciplinary scope.

Psychedemia, the film, concisely presents the varied complexity of the emerging field of Psychedelic Studies in a way that is accessible, informative and inspiring.

Happy Bicycle Day!

Bicycle Day 2013

Happy 70th Birthday, LSD!

April 19, 1943, Hofmann performed a self-experiment to determine the true effects of LSD, intentionally ingesting 0.25 milligrams (250 micrograms) of the substance, an amount he predicted to be a threshold dose (an actual threshold dose is 20 micrograms). Less than an hour later, Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception. He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use of motor vehicles was prohibited because of wartime restrictions, they had to make the journey on a bicycle. On the way, Hofmann’s condition rapidly deteriorated as he struggled with feelings of anxiety, alternating in his beliefs that the next-door neighbor was a malevolent witch, that he was going insane, and that the LSD had poisoned him. When the house doctor arrived, however, he could detect no physical abnormalities, save for a pair of incredibly dilated pupils. Hofmann was reassured, and soon his terror began to give way to a sense of good fortune and enjoyment, as he later wrote…

“… little by little I could begin to enjoy the unprecedented colors and plays of shapes that persisted behind my closed eyes. Kaleidoscopic, fantastic images surged in on me, alternating, variegated, opening and then closing themselves in circles and spirals, exploding in colored fountains, rearranging and hybridizing themselves in constant flux …”

The events of the first LSD trip, now known as “Bicycle Day”, after the bicycle ride home, proved to Hofmann that he had indeed made a significant discovery: a psychoactive substance with extraordinary potency, capable of causing significant shifts of consciousness in incredibly low doses. Hofmann foresaw the drug as a powerful psychiatric tool; because of its intense and introspective nature, he couldn’t imagine anyone using it recreationally.

Bicycle day is increasingly observed in psychedelic communities as a day to celebrate the discovery of LSD.

Footnotes1: Joe Rogan & Dave Asprey

Footnotes1: Joe Rogan & Dave Asprey

How to live at your optimum potential by excluding toxic foods from your diet.

I’ve decided to make a footnotes video for any podcast I hear that I find extremely important (and a little overwhelming). This is the podcast that prompted me to do this. Special thanks to everyone on The Rogan Board for the additional data.

Be sure to scroll down to find more information about topics discussed in this video, including links to everything shown in the Footnotes video.

Original file: JRE #275 – Dave Asprey, Brian Redban on Ustream

Neither bluehoney.org nor the editor of this Footnotes episode are associated with Joe Rogan or Dave Asprey.

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Graham Hancock – Can Ayahuasca Cure the West?

This video is a SLAM DUNK! Watch it ASAP and share it with everyone you think would benefit from it:

Published on Feb 13, 2013

Graham Hancock tells the story of his 24-year relationship with cannabis brought to an abrupt halt in 2011 after an encounter with ayahuasca, the sacred visionary brew of the Amazon. Along the way he explores the mystery of death, the problem of consciousness, and the implications for the human future of a society that wages total war on true cognitive liberty.

Graham Hancock is the author of The Sign and the Seal,Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis, Heaven’s Mirror,Supernatural and other bestselling investigations of historical mysteries.

His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over five million copies worldwide. His public lectures and broadcasts, including two major TV series, Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past. Hancock’s first venture into fiction, Entangled, was published in 2010 and his second novel, War God, on the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, will be published in April 2013.

 

Mr. Olympia Darian Yates discussing Steroids, DMT, THC cancer cure and more

6-time Mr. Olympia Darian Yates discussing  Steroids, DMT, THC cancer cure and more:

London Real talks to Six Time Mr. Olympia Winner Dorian Yates
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Professional Bodybuilder and 6 time Mr. Olympia winner Dorian Yates sits down with London Real to discuss how his “High Intensity Training” techniques changed the sport, the specifics of his steroid use and its effects, how he psychologically reinvented himself after his abrupt retirement in 1997, and his thoughts on conspiracy theories, psychedelics, and cannabis.

“My techniques were totally against the convention.” – Dorian Yates (08:30)

“You must have a goal.” – Dorian Yates (12:30)

“I started training bodybuilding in 1983.” – Dorian Yates (13:05)

“During weight cutting your mind plays tricks on you.” – Dorian Yates (22:24)

“Steroids are used in all sports.” – Dorian Yates (28:20)

“Back in the 80s we were very cautious about steroids.” – Dorian Yates (33:15)

“We’re talking about 10 years of consistency.” – Dorian Yates (42:20)

“In Brazil I drank Ayahuasca.” – Dorian Yates (56:55)

“There’s a world beyond what we can see and touch here.” – Dorian Yates (57:18)

“I’m in a new place now.” – Dorian Yates (1:02:20)

http://www.dorianyates.net

 

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