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Potent Jungle Vine (Ayahuasca) Has Potential to Treat Addiction

New research suggests ayahuasca, a jungle vine found in the Peruvian rainforest, can have a powerful effect on the human central nervous system when brewed with other plants. Researchers say one of ayahuasca’s most promising uses could be in treating… Continue reading

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Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstacy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness,electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Within a narrative framework that imagines consciousness… Continue reading

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Robert Forte: Cultural Healing Lecture

Excerpt from the 4th International Amazonian Shamanism ConferenceRobert Forte studied the history of religion with Mircea Eliade at the University of Chicago, and the psychedelic experience with Stanislav Grof at Esalen. He has worked for two decades to help western… Continue reading

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Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico – Maria Sabina

Folkways Records FR 8975, this is a US pressing of the impossible to find “Mushroom Ceremony Of the Mazatec Indians Of Mexico” This recording, made by Gordon Wasson in 1956, attempts to chronicle a religious ceremony involving the ingestation of… Continue reading

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Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

“Those who regularly navigate the hyperspatial landscape that some have called the ‘tryptamine dimension’ have long suspected that the portals to inner and outer space may be one and the same. This book, a collaboration of the most cutting-edge shaman/neuroscientists… Continue reading

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Terence McKenna Lecture on Novelty Theory

A clip from the Eros and Eschaton talk which starts out with a glance at Novelty Theory (conceived of by McKenna) and moves through a wide range of philosophies rather quickly.  Recommended. This is a general law of the universe,… Continue reading

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DMT: THE SPIRIT MOLECULE – Rick Strassman MD Dr Rick Strassman is a biological psychiatrist who has spent over a decade researching the effects of DMT, psilocybin, and the pineal hormone melatonin. He first began looking into the functions of the pineal gland due to its curious… Continue reading

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The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his experiences with Master Takata and the group of wisewomen – magiciennes – who influenced his spiritual growth – Reveals Jodorowsky turning the same unsparing spiritual vision seen in El Topo to his own spiritual quest –… Continue reading

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Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda (1925 – 1998) was a Peruvian-born American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more… Continue reading

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