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Clinical Trials Reveal Magic Mushrooms Can Lift Severe Depression

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 1 Comment
Clinical Trials Reveal Magic Mushrooms Can Lift Severe Depression

Despite having been used for healing for thousands of years, psilocybin mushrooms were only discovered by modern science in the late 1950s. According to London scientists, recent studies to assess the therapeutic potential of psilocybin for a number of conditions — including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, smoking and alcohol dependence — have yielded promising results.

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After Legalizing Weed, Colorado Now Taking Steps To Legalize Magic Mushrooms

Posted by on March 11, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
After Legalizing Weed, Colorado Now Taking Steps To Legalize Magic Mushrooms

Paving the way for legalization of magic mushrooms in Colorado is a group called Denver for Psilocybin and they may soon have the go-ahead to get mushroom legalization on the ballot.

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California May Become First State to Legalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
California May Become First State to Legalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Last week, the California state government gave organizers the green light to begin collecting the 365,000 petition signatures required for the initiative to be placed on a future ballot. The initiative, which was filed with the state attorney general’s office back in August, would make the sale and use of psilocybin mushrooms legal for adults, 21 and over, all across the state.

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Psilocybin Appears To “Reset” Brain Activity of Depressed Patients – Stunning Results

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 0 Comments
Psilocybin Appears To “Reset” Brain Activity of Depressed Patients – Stunning Results

After depressed participants in a study were given two doses of psilocybin (10 mg and 25 mg), with the second dose a week after the first – their brains showed pronounced, decreased blood flow to the areas of the brain implicated in depression. Researchers also found increased stability on parts of the brain related to depression – and these effects lasted up to five weeks.

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65 Year-Old Cancer Patient Takes Magic Mushrooms – It Changes Her Life Forever

Posted by on March 8, 2016 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 8 Comments
65 Year-Old Cancer Patient Takes Magic Mushrooms – It Changes Her Life Forever

Estalyn Walcoff had severe anxiety from her diagnosis with an unspecified aggressive form of cancer five years ago until her experience with this drug changed her forever, successfully easing her anxiety about cancer.

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61 Year-Old Woman Tries Shrooms for the First Time (On Video!) & Claims It Changed Her In This Way

61 Year-Old Woman Tries Shrooms for the First Time (On Video!) & Claims It Changed Her In This Way

In this short documentary a 61 year old woman tries mushrooms. In an attempt to get the “Spiritual Experience” she’s after.

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Prehistoric High Times: Early Humans Used Magic Mushrooms, Opium

Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
Prehistoric High Times: Early Humans Used Magic Mushrooms, Opium

Prehistoric High Times: Opium, “magic” mushrooms and other psychoactive substances have been used since prehistoric times all over the world, according to a new review of archaeological findings. The evidence shows that people have been consuming psychoactive substances for centuries, or even millennia, in many regions of the world, said Elisa Guerra-Doce, an associate professor of prehistory at the University of Valladolid in Spain, who wrote the review.

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Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Magic mushrooms can create vivid hallucinations of strange and fantastical things, such as abstract geometric shapes.

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Johns Hopkins: ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Help Longtime Addicts Quit Smoking

Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 1 Comment
Johns Hopkins: ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Help Longtime Addicts Quit Smoking

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a small number of longtime smokers who had failed many attempts to drop the habit did so after a carefully controlled and monitored use of psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic agent in so-called “magic mushrooms,” in the context of a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program.

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A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Medical Advances, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In the 1950s, a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

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Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds

Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds

New research, published in Human Brain Mapping, has examined the brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms, called ‘psilocybin,’ using data from brain scans of volunteers who had been injected with the drug. The study found that under psilocybin, activity in the more primitive brain network linked to emotional thinking became more pronounced, with several different areas in this network – such as the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex – active at the same time. This pattern of activity is similar to the pattern observed in people who are dreaming. Conversely, volunteers who had taken psilocybin had more disjointed and uncoordinated activity in the brain network that is linked to high-level thinking, including self-consciousness.

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