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(BBC-US)   "The response from the psychiatric community ... has been largely open-armed. The drugs may well mark the field's first paradigm shift since SSRIs in the 1980s." Psychedelics - well maybe just once   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-09-07 8:54:51 AM  
It's always funny when people who haven't taken a drug try to write a description of the effects of having taken the drug.
 
2021-09-07 8:57:19 AM  
Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.
 
2021-09-07 10:14:29 AM  

cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.


No one expected the Spanish... Conquistadors.
 
2021-09-07 10:26:35 AM  
How might climate change feed into people's experiences? It depends on the individual, but when consumed in the right context, the drugs can significantly enhance one's connection to nature. One of the most famous examples in this vein is the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Gail Bradbrook, who was inspired to start the movement by an experience on iboga.
For this reason, one social scientist has proposed calling them "ecodelics". Another researcher interviewed for Vice magazine raised the idea of bringing pro-environmental cues to psychedelic sessions - the idea being to leverage the mind's pivotality to increase nature-relatedness, and even dampen climate change scepticism.


Hey, you guys, you know what would save the planet? More drug tourism and consumerism by the same people who caused the problems in the first place.
 
Juc
2021-09-07 10:38:50 AM  
There's a guy who does psych work at the clinic my doc is based who does research into LSD for treatment of depression, especially with depression stemming from traumatic childhood events.
He's been saying it's quite promising.
 
2021-09-07 10:42:12 AM  
This cannot happen fast enough. I self medicated back in the late 80's, did me a world of good. Would like my wife to get some psychedelic enhanced therapy for her depression but it's hard to find anyone doing it.
 
2021-09-07 10:56:14 AM  

cryinoutloud: How might climate change feed into people's experiences? It depends on the individual, but when consumed in the right context, the drugs can significantly enhance one's connection to nature. One of the most famous examples in this vein is the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, Gail Bradbrook, who was inspired to start the movement by an experience on iboga.
For this reason, one social scientist has proposed calling them "ecodelics". Another researcher interviewed for Vice magazine raised the idea of bringing pro-environmental cues to psychedelic sessions - the idea being to leverage the mind's pivotality to increase nature-relatedness, and even dampen climate change scepticism.

Hey, you guys, you know what would save the planet? More drug tourism and consumerism by the same people who caused the problems in the first place.


Yeah that sounds dumb and also insufferable as it was during the 60s and 70s when people thought they were gonna Yaqui Livingston Seagull their way to Ayn Rand Transcendence
 
2021-09-07 11:19:37 AM  

cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.


Yes, give me the good old days, when the sun god needed his daily sacrifices or else he would become so weak the serpent of chaos would be triumphant.
 
2021-09-07 11:51:11 AM  
Oregon legalized some, but only for therapy.  Naturally, there was a tidal-wave of inquiries about where one could buy what. And a lot of discontent over the reality.
 
2021-09-07 11:59:37 AM  
A lot of people are really good at avoiding thinking about themselves.  Psychadelics tend to force you think about things like that, and for people who lack the mental ability to face who they really are, it can be quite traumatic.  They may be able to be helped through it with a proper environment.  For those who are able to be deeply introspective without panic, psychadelics can lead to better personal understanding and more mental well-being.
 
2021-09-07 12:00:56 PM  

cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.


Can you give me a survey of psychedelic use among pre-Christian Roman laypeople, or any psychedelic use in pre-Christian Europe not relegated to a priestly class?
 
2021-09-07 1:13:25 PM  
Hilarious. Go play with your brain chemistry morons.

My brother is one of these people. It's all bullshiat.

Change your farking behavior and stop hiding behind garbage like this.

Clowns really think daily use will have no negative outcome.
 
Juc
2021-09-07 1:23:16 PM  

Drearyx: Hilarious. Go play with your brain chemistry morons.

My brother is one of these people. It's all bullshiat.

Change your farking behavior and stop hiding behind garbage like this.

Clowns really think daily use will have no negative outcome.


The psych guy I know has his patients use LSD in small doses at the beginning of therapy.
He states it helps the brain rework some of the connections it had previously developed, it's not for continuous use though, at least not with the study he's working on.
I mean he does a ton of other psych work as a doctor too, but this is what he seems to be most excited about, figures it'd be a tool to help people that would have a hard time otherwise.
It's all moon language to me, but sorta neat seeing this stuff show up in the news.

having drugs to help with the brain is no worse than having drugs to help with an infection. just gotta use the right tools for the right job.
 
2021-09-07 1:47:06 PM  

cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.


You could say "Buddhists happened" with more accuracy. Buddhism was you deadlier and was against all psychoactive drugs. Christians accepted alcohol, for instance.
 
2021-09-07 1:49:12 PM  

Drearyx: Hilarious. Go play with your brain chemistry morons.

My brother is one of these people. It's all bullshiat.

Change your farking behavior and stop hiding behind garbage like this.

Clowns really think daily use will have no negative outcome.


That sounds like the most sciency science a scientist ever scienced, Harry Anslinger.
 
2021-09-07 3:54:26 PM  
Real LSD?
I don't believe it exists.
 
2021-09-07 4:03:26 PM  

cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.


Psychedelics were a part of Christianity for many years.

As shown by this painting in Canterbury Cathedral.

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Was the apple in Genesis really an apple ?
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2021-09-07 5:49:55 PM  

gnosis301: cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.

Can you give me a survey of psychedelic use among pre-Christian Roman laypeople, or any psychedelic use in pre-Christian Europe not relegated to a priestly class?


I would, but your reading comprehension is terrible, so it would be a waste of time.
 
2021-09-07 6:11:09 PM  

gnosis301: cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.

Can you give me a survey of psychedelic use among pre-Christian Roman laypeople, or any psychedelic use in pre-Christian Europe not relegated to a priestly class?


There's a long history of using everything from hemp to amanitas.
 
2021-09-07 6:11:49 PM  

natazha: Oregon legalized some, but only for therapy.  Naturally, there was a tidal-wave of inquiries about where one could buy what. And a lot of discontent over the reality.


I am trying to get on the waiting list for therapeutic trials.
 
2021-09-07 7:22:58 PM  
So that's what we were doing!

I thought it was ritual preparation for music listening.
 
2021-09-07 8:28:14 PM  

Drearyx: Hilarious. Go play with your brain chemistry morons.

My brother is one of these people. It's all bullshiat.

Change your farking behavior and stop hiding behind garbage like this.

Clowns really think daily use will have no negative outcome.


You are spectacularly wrong.
 
2021-09-08 5:34:40 AM  
Remember to share your hallucinogenics, because humans aren't the only animals to cruise the astral planes.
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2021-09-08 7:18:23 AM  
Hey, let's dose people whose mental health is shaky with substances that make them hallucinate!  What could possibly go wrong?

Jesus tapdancing Alou, this BS has been tried before, back in the '50s and '60s with LSD.  Clinicians gave up on it because the effects of the stuff were too unpredictable.  How soon they forget.
 
2021-09-08 2:30:31 PM  

cretinbob: gnosis301: cretinbob: Psychedelics used to be a normal part of the human existence and a rite of passage in many cultures back when the world wasn't as farked up.
Then Christians happened.

Can you give me a survey of psychedelic use among pre-Christian Roman laypeople, or any psychedelic use in pre-Christian Europe not relegated to a priestly class?

I would, but your reading comprehension is terrible, so it would be a waste of time.


Sounds like you don't have an answer.  That's what I expected.
 
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