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A PSYCHEDELIC RESORT/LAB SEASTEAD

*An offshore village of concrete dome homes, on platforms interconnected by walkways, a dozen miles off the coast of Mexico (where the ocean’s only 20-30 feet deep) …

* Some of the domes are private residences, some are cabanas for visitors; some are labs for brewing psychedelics like LSD and DMT, some are mushroom farms; a couple are psychopharmacology research labs; one holds some sensory deprivation tanks

* No psychedelics are sold for use outside the village (to avoid conflict with governments of conventional land-bound countries)

* The first-phase business model is psychedelic tourism: Folks will pay to come hang out in the resort, soak up the sun, swim in the beautiful ocean, and take the locally-created psychedelics in a safe & lovely environment.  This “psychedelic tourism” will generate enough revenue to keep the village operating

*The second-phase business model is patenting of novel psychedelic psychotherapies—that have been found in the village’s research labs to have therapeutic value. Note that research on psychedelics has basically halted worldwide, due to legal issues.  So there is a huge amount of research into psychedelic-related psychotherapeutic substances, that is begging to be done but remains unexplored for legal reasons. Getting the patents ensuing from this research properly tested and approved for use in major nations will take some time, but once the approval comes, this could be a multibillion dollar moneymaker, as well as a beautiful thing for humanity.

For more on this- click here.

A reader sent in a link to a great article on psychedelics and mystical experiences, written by the renowned Alan Watts.

Originally appeared in the California Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 1968, pp. 74-85

“This article describes such states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs, [which] are virtually indistinguishable from genuine mystical experience. The article then discusses objections to the use of psychedelic drugs that arise mainly from the opposition between mystical values and the traditional religious and secular values of Western society. ”

Continue readring at: http://deoxy.org/w_psyrel.htm

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This article evidences the claim that drug policy impinges on religious, spiritual and cognitive liberty.

“On psychedelics,” Halpern says, “you have an experience in which you feel there is something you are a part of, something else is out there that’s bigger than you, that there is a dazzling unity you belong to, that love is possible and all these realizations are imbued with deep meaning. I’m telling you that you’re not going to forget that six months from now. The experience gives you, just when you’re on the edge of death, hope for something more.”

Link to Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/how-psychedelic-drugs-can-help-patients-face-death.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

http://www.regenerationfestival.org.uk/

REGENERATION is a 3-day residential event at which everyone will be a participant. A festival unlike any other, it will integrate live and interactive arts, live music, expanded cinema & multimedia installations with academic talks and discussions, all with the intent of exploring altered states of consciousness through creativity, intelligence and mutual co-operation. Participants are encouraged to camp at the event site to establish a sense of community and ‘regenerate’.


Whilst the British police cannot arrest you for thoughts alone: by working to control the chemicals the allow individuals to alter their neurological states and correlating psychological states (including thoughts, which are shown to be at least partly caused by neurological states) – they are, in effect, thought police.

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the thought police represent one of the state’s instruments of oppression and control. They use psychology and omnipresent surveillance (such as telescreens) to monitor, search, find and arrest members of society who could potentially challenge authority and status quo, even only by thought, hence the name Thought Police. It has been argued that the desire to control some of the drugs that are currently prohibited stems from the fact that some of those drugs produce psychological states that are a threat to authority and the status quo.

LSD is a good example: it had a clear role in precipitating social unrest in 60s/70s America. It allowed people to deconstruct the power-structures they had been raised to conform to, to question the moral and spiritual status of the military-industrial complex in which they found themselves, when the military tested LSD on soldiers what disturbed the military superiors the most was that the soldiers no  longer wanted to kill other human-beings any more.

It is unfortunate that the individuals who join the police force with good intentions are forced to behave in, effectively, a terribly unethical way. Every time they arrest an individual for possession, they are personally committing an act of injustice: they are potentially ruining that individual’s career, or even depriving them of their basic liberties, when that individual has done nothing morally wrong.

The policeman or policewoman no doubt joined so that they could catch rapists, murderers, or save people from domestic violence, exploitation and harm. But each time they arrest a drug user, they usually do more harm to them than that drug would have done.

It has come to the point where a great many people in our country, especially the young, look at the police only as potential sources of trouble. There is a great deal of anger and disrespect towards the police and other authority figures: the drug laws, which are seen as unnecessary and oppressive by most young people, are a major cause in this.

Perhaps being a police officer and enforcing drug laws would be ethical if those laws were effective deterrents: but they are not, if they were, it would not be the case that one-third of all adults in the UK have used recreational drugs. If an individual wants a drug, it is not difficult for them to find it, besides – have you ever known any one who wanted drugs and chose not to use them because they were illegal?

Isn’t it time that we allowed the police to focus on real crimes with real victims? Isn’t it time we healed the rift between the many responsible drug users in the public and the police who are forced to oppress them?

It is injustice, pure and simple: and our society raises us to fight injustice wherever we see it. Tax-paying adults should have the right to do with their minds and bodies as they see fit, so long as they do not harm others. We need to enshrine the freedom to control our own minds and bodies as an inalienable human right: we need to take back the freedom that we were born with, we need to take it back now- before it is too late.

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