- Why are certain psychoactive plants cherished by some societies for millenia while others are ignored in spite of their safety and potency?
- Why is our society and so many of its members neurotic, unhappy, and often dysfunctional? Why do we operate in a domain of limitation and misunderstanding?
Botanical Dimensions Gives Western Culture an Uninhibited Look at Plant Medicines, Ethnobotany, and Culture
- Certain pharmacology was understood by Amazonian shamans centuries before Western medicine. Ayahuasca is a mix of two plants, one containing hallucinogenic DMT and the other containing an MAO inhibitor that allows the absorption of DMT in the gastrointestinal tract.
- McKenna uses 3 qualifiers for ranking plant compounds in their use for spiritual growth. #1... Does it have a history of human use? This is your FDA approval.
- What is soma of the ancient Vedic religion? It's not just a city in Turkey.
The Opium Wars in China stemmed from British rights to import opium against the wishes of the Chinese Emperor.
House Subcommittee Hearing
on Prescription Drug Abuse
Heroin Addiction's Fraught History
Build Your Own Damn Boat
Pharmacy Robbery in Tennessee
Opiates: Not a New Problem in the U.S.A.
Various societies wear drugs like clothing with no awareness of their existence at all. What is meat, sugar, and alcohol's influence on contemporary culture?
Appalachia, American Politicians Lack Courage to Go "All In"
on Harm Reduction, Mental Health & Drug Policy Reform
Plant-Based Hallucinogens to Treat Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Bill Wilson and Carl Jung Letters
Learn about a dangerous psychoactive plant used by native inhabitants of the Rio Grande Valley before they found a safe entheogen, the peyote cactus (peyote contains the classic hallucinogen mescaline, a compound that is also found in the San Pedro cactus of South America).
Watch: Peyote: Last of the Medicine Men
Terence McKenna's Address to the Jung Society:
Because the Fact of the Matter is... Words of Wisdom About Life and Death
Mental Health Care: Get in Touch with Consensual Reality
America's Top Psychiatrist: We Need to Study These Drugs
Never Too Late: Preventative Mental Health and Resilience in the United States
Common Sense: National Cancer Institute, Opioid Overdose Hasten Prohibition's Last Dance with Mary Jane
Is Your Life in America Like Pushing a Boulder Through Eternity? 5 Issues We Can Change:
Appalachia, American Politicians Lack Courage to Go "All In" on Opioid Maintenance, Harm Reduction, Mental Health & Drug Policy Reform
Learn about consciousness-altering drugs that are now undergoing rigorous research in the United States for the first time in over 50 years.