The research was mainly focused on psilocybin, the chemical found in psychedelic
mushrooms, which has been shown to be successful in reducing anxiety and depression in cancer patients and also in nicotine addiction, reports The Baltimore Sun.
"So I went on a retreat and prayed, with some psychedelic
While still a student at New College, he founded MAPS, which lobbies to support the use of psychedelics
in clinical trials and offers information on how to safely ingest psychedelic
Perhaps unsurprisingly then, it is in the works of the latter that I find a compelling correspondence between these features of psychedelic
experience and existential thought.
He launched Mad Day Out taxi tours in 2017, after covering his black Liverpool hackney cab in a psychedelic
vinyl wrap, as a homage to Lennon's famous 1960s vehicle.
This book contains 17 chapters that describe therapeutic applications of psychedelic
But the Beatles turned to design collective The Fool, one of the leading proponents of psychedelic
artwork, to fill the inner section of the gatefold.
A book-length study devoted to this important cog in rock's history is a logical step, one taken by William Echard in Psychedelic
Popular Music: A History through Musical Topic Theory.
"It's often said that in the 1960s psychedelics
'escaped from the laboratory,'" Pollan writes, "but it would probably be more accurate to say they were thrown over the laboratory wall, and never with as much loft or velocity as by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert at the end of 1962." Pollan says the "moral panic about LSD" was "inspired in no small part by Leary's own promotion of psychedelic
drugs as a means of personal and cultural transformation and by his recommendation to America's youth that they 'turn on, tune in, drop out.'" By the mid-'70s, he notes, "psychedelics
had become something of a scientific embarrassment...because they had become identified with the counterculture and with disgraced scientists such as Timothy Leary."
Ixapunktata is a new underground psychedelic
trance label emerging from the island.
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics
Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
"If it wasn't for psilocybin [a naturally occurring psychedelic
compound produced by more than 180 species of mushrooms] and Dimenthyltryptamine (DMT) [a hallucinogenic drug] I would be in a grave right now."