Tag archive: entheogens

Can a Psychedelic Trip Improve Your Mental Health?

For thousands of years, shamans have used hallucinogenic plants to help individuals overcome trauma and other difficulties. In the West, research into the potential healing power of entheogens, substances believed to elicit mystical experience, were halted in the middle of… continue reading »

Potential of Psilocybin in Mental Health Therapy

Over the past 50 years, tens of millions of people have used entheogens, yet there just is not much scientific evidence on either positive or negative long-term effects of these substances. The classical psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, etc.) are not known… continue reading »

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic than We First Thought

In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind. They believed that psilocybin, the active chemical in “magic” mushrooms, had the power to change people’s… continue reading »

The Potential of Ibogaine in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

I have a very specific agenda when it comes to addiction treatment research. I believe that any therapy or medication which shows promise in treating addiction should be tested for efficacy and safety. At present, many such treatments are not… continue reading »

LSD Therapy May Help Patients Better Face Death

LSD may help those diagnosed with a life-threatening disease cope with the pain and anxiety of facing death. Further study is warranted due to the urgent need of more effective therapies for those facing painful, life-ending illnesses and the promising… continue reading »

Entheogenic Substances Provide Hope for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders and Crime Reduction

Not since the 1960s and Harvard Professor Timothy Leary, has there been such interest in the medical and scientific study of entheogenic substances. Entheogens, hallucinogenic substances traditionally used in shamanic rituals or to facilitate spiritual experiences, have long been used… continue reading »

Should Schedule 1 Drug Laws and Research Rules Change?

Schedule 1 drugs are “drugs with no acceptable medical use” according to the Controlled Substance Act of 1970.  This classification puts certain drugs into the most strongly regulated category of controlled substances. LSD, MDMA, marijuana and psilocybin are included in… continue reading »