Beyond Materialism: Interview with Rita Kočárová about International Transpersonal Conference 2017

As humanity sits on the cusp of a new paradigm that moves beyond strict materialism and into a holistic understanding that includes subtle forces and the subjective experience, we find ourselves needing to have new conversations that bring together multiple disciplines to achieve a higher order of understanding. While this sounds like a lofty undertaking, […]

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The First Graduating Class of the CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research

If you have been following the field of psychedelic research, then you know that the last few years have seen some big strides forward for psychedelic therapy. You most likely heard the news that MDMA has been approved for Phase III PTSD trials (the final phase before potential legalization), but there’s been another major step […]

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Neurosis is Natural: Human Development and Rites of Passage with Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D.

The Western world’s psyche is not doing so hot right now. Children and adults are overmedicated on pharmaceuticals, depression and anxiety are rampant, and addiction is reaching epidemic proportions. Could it be that our collective neuroses are due to us missing something fundamental about life? Clearly something needs to change for things to get better. […]

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MAPS Now Accepts Bitcoin—Plus, Other Ways You Can Support Psychedelic Research

  The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is now accepting your favorite cryptocurrencies—Bitcoin, Ethereum and even Litecoin. Since their start in 1986, MAPS has been a world leader for advancing psychedelic research, piloting studies on everything from LSD to ibogaine to cannabis to DMT. Adding cryptocurrency to their list of accepted donations will allow […]

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From Blackhawk Pilot to Plant Medicine Activist: A Conversation with Ian Benouis

Corporate attorney. West Point graduate. Pharmaceutical company representative. Helicopter pilot for the American drug war in Panama. These are not the usual bylines one expects to find in the biography of a man who fights for cannabis legalization and champions the healing power of psychedelic plant medicines, but for Ian Benouis it’s all part of […]

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Oregon’s Psilocybin Society Drafts Framework For Legal Mushroom Therapy

According to the most recent Global Drug Survey, psilocybin “magic” mushrooms are the safest recreational drug on the planet—even less dangerous than marijuana. Yet, despite the fungi’s wealth of medical benefits—including potential treatment for addiction, depression and end-of-life anxiety—psilocybin remains a Schedule I substance in America, meaning the federal government believes mushrooms have no medicinal […]

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