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A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in “shrooms”, stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories.

Psychedelic Press UK

The following essay has been written by Kevin Murray and is published here with his kind permission. Please find his contact details at the bottom of this article.

Psychotropic drugs and their role in the history of Buddhist practice in the West is a contentious topic, but for many practitioners in the 1960s and 70s, these substances offered formative rites of passage which provided valuable insights into meditative states of consciousness. As these neophyte Buddhists developed commitment and ability in their practice, most abandoned these chemical catalysts, and “today many teachers advise against the path they travelled” (Badiner 17). In this essay, I will examine the influence of certain hallucinogenic and psychotropic substances on the expansion of Buddhism in the West. I contend that the current generation of Buddhist students are steeped in the spiritual myths of the 60s and cannot help but consider their teacher’s awakening via psychotropic substances with…

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Jake Fewster

The main reason I support Reality Sandwich is because they are active in fighting against the demonization of psychoactive drugs and the physically disgusting drug war that has plagued our country since Nixon clawed his way into the White House.

The most recent piece by David Wilder explores a new wave of psychedelic research. Government agencies have fought vigorously to keep substances such as LSD, psilocybin and MDMA illegal for decades, despite scientific research that proves these substances have been helpful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, cluster headaches and depression.

The Imperial College London and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are currently conducting research on the effects of psychedelics on medical conditions.

According to the article, “There has been a positive reaction in the scientific community toward these substances, with more researchers seeking to use them in safe clinical settings to help patients.”

This piece promotes the widespread…

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