What can the local practices of tribes in Siberia tell us about why we exchange gifts around solstice time, stash them under pine trees decorated with red and white ornaments, and sing songs about flying reindeer? It turns out that the origins of Christmas may be bound up with the famous red and white mushroom, Amanita muscaria!
Psychedelic Science 2013 presents the worldʼs leading psychedelic research in a three-track conference and multiple workshops over five days. More than 65 speakers from at least 11 countries will share their latest research. The conference will explore results and findings in three concurrent tracks: (1) Clinical/Scientific, (2) Interdisciplinary, and (3) Ayahuasca.
The McKenna Brothers and the Birth of the Psychedelic Movement: A Review of The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss
The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss is autobiography, family history, adventure tale, and mystical discourse all in one.
Introduction Uncovering the use of entheogens in Early Christianity has been a subject of my research for quite some time now. The more I dig, the more obvious it becomes that an entire portion of Early Christianity has been systematically deleted, especially when it comes to the use of psychoactive substances as sacraments early on […]
Less than two years ago, Dennis McKenna set out to write The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, the story of his life with his brother, Terence, the eloquent, elfin bard of the psychedelic underground. That book has just been published!
Entoptic images are visual effects which originate within the visual processing system of the observer. The term ‘entoptic’ comes from the Greek for ‘within vision’, indicating that the images come from anywhere within the optic system, between the eye itself and the neural cortex where signals from the optic nerve are interpreted. Since it originates within the visual system, entoptic imagery can only be seen by the observer.
Explanatory paradigms couched in terms of receptor selectivities, structure/activity relationships, agonist/antagonist interactions, activation of limbic substructures, etc., all somehow fail to do justice to the transcendent, transformative reality that becomes manifest when one actually consumes a psychedelic. – Dennis McKenna
Practically blasphemy to mainstream religions, world governments, and the mainstream population is the idea that psychedelics could have the undeniably and scientifically-measurable effect of inducing religious experiences.
Please enjoy and contribute to this ever-evolving timeline of the development of the spirituality and religions of earth through time and space.
Please enjoy and contribute to this constantly evolving timeline of entheogen and plant medicine use through time and space.