The World Is Rediscovering The Medical Benefits Of Psychedelic Plants

Shaman

This week Pennsylvania and Ohio announced plans to legalize medical marijuana, which will make them the 24th and 25th states to officially recognize its medicinal value. Because marijuana is successfully helping so many people cope with a host of ailments with few side effects, some other plant medicines are becoming popular for treating things like depression, drug addiction, PTSD and much more.

Where pharmaceuticals are failing, exotic plant-based psychedelics seem to be succeeding, sometimes in as little as a single dose. Over-stressed Westerners are flocking to retreats all over the world to rediscover these alternative treatments. The treatment ceremonies are typically conducted in comfortable, controlled settings by shaman trained in dosing levels.

But there are also secular biohackers, like best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek books Tim Ferris, who is currently micro-dosing psychedelics to test overall performance enhancement. In addition, Ferris is crowdfunding a Johns Hopkins study to clinically test using psychedelics to treat depression.

Ferris explains:

I am helping researchers in neuroscience and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to conduct a pilot study of psilocybin in the addressing of treatment-resistant depression.

A recent but still unpublished study at Johns Hopkins demonstrated rapid, substantial, and sustained (lasting up to six months) antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects of a single dose of psilocybin in psychologically-distressed patients with life-threatening cancer diagnoses. This is incredibly exciting. What if we could decrease or avoid altogether the known side-effects (and frequency of consumption) of current antidepressant drugs like SSRIs?

This study could help establish an alternative.

There have been many studies using synthesized psychedelics like Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). The most recent Imperial College London study showed LSD brain scans resemble a free and open mind similar to that of children.

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In the remarkable video below, a 1950’s housewife is filmed during an early LSD experiment proving it to be quite safe and pleasant.

Unfortunately, there have not been many modern studies about the potential benefits of psychedelic plants. But that seems to be changing…

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/rediscovering-the-medical-benefits-of-psychedelic-plants.html

Confessions Of A College Professor

“You don’t understand science!”

–I’ve tried to explain to friends that much of the “global warming” movement doesn’t follow normal scientific principles, and several times I’ve received this response.

     I know tenure is much maligned in the public eye, and I openly acknowledge “job for life” has real potential for abuse…I feel such concerns are irrelevant, however, as tenure is basically dead in the United States. Most faculty are part-timers now, and most tenured faculty are approaching Social Security age, if not a decade or two past it. There’s no new crop of young scientists and scholars coming up behind them, or at least none in any position for honest science. The annihilation of tenure means the new guys must choose to follow the party line or starve…there’s no possibility of tenure protection.

     Bottom line, tenure does have enough positives to it that, despite the theoretical abuse that can exist, the actual evil that the destruction of tenure has done makes me wish we had enough tenured faculty left that whatever abuse that exists of tenure would be enough for me to rant about in this blog, instead of regularly discussing what the removal of tenure has done.

     The end of tenure has been a factor in the debasement of higher education. No tenured faculty means that administration can do whatever they want on campus. When admin orders faculty to eliminate course material, make fake courses, or look the other way when bogus degrees are passed out…faculty have no choice but to do so. Any faculty who refuse are simply fired, and replaced. No tenure means no job protection, no chance of maintaining integrity in the face of the rapacious plundering caste that rules over much of higher education today…

http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/2016/04/university-science-is-dead.html

The Brutal Savage?

The last few years have seen an alarming increase in claims that tribal peoples have been shown to be more violent than we are. This is supposed to prove that our ancestors were also brutal savages. Such a message has profound implications for how we view human nature – whether or not we see war as innate to the human condition and so, by extension, broadly unavoidable. It also underpins how industrialized society treats those it sees as “backward.” In reality though it’s nothing more than an old colonialist belief, masquerading once again as “science.” There’s no evidence to support it…

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/08/the-return-of-the-brutal-savage-and-the-science-for-war/

The Galileo Protocol

Back in 1642, a man died in his home in which he had been under house arrest for the previous 9 years. His crime? He argued and taught a theory that this planet revolved around the sun and therefore wasn’t the center of the known universe. Obviously, that man was Galileo Galilei and he was tried and convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Inquisition in 1633.

Galileo was given a choice: recant and renounce your theory in public or be crucified. He chose the former and thus, the first “debunking” of a scientific heresy was born.

Galileo Galilei was brought before the Inquisition for heresy, but abjured his views and was sentenced to house arrest, under which he spent the rest of his life. Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy”, namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to “abjure, curse and detest” those opinions” Wiki

There are a number of issues that are considered heresy today. You simply aren’t allowed to speak of them without being shamed, shunned or even excommunicated from various societal communities.

  • 9/11 Truth
  • JFK assassination
  • Global Warming scam as mechanism to impose global control on industrialization
  • Election fraud via electronic voting machines
  • War crimes committed by Bush and Obama
  • The advancement of the New World Order as “globalization”
  • The history of the corrosive effects of free market enterprise
  • The CIA’s fascist efforts across the world since it’s inception
  • “ISIS” as a proxy army run by CIA against Assad government
  • Vaccines may cause autism in a certain percentage of children
  • The privately owned central bank system at the core of the Global War OF Terror
  • Neo-feudalism
  • The One Party “democracy” here in America
  • Criminal Israeli policy toward Gaza and the West Bank and their crimes against humanity

Some might say that I am drawing a false equivalency by comparing what happened to Galileo to what is going on today, but I think I’m not so far off.

Back then, the Roman Catholic church had it’s “experts” as well who all stated, the vast MAJORITY of them, that the church’s opinion on the science was the valid one and that Galileo’s writing presented a direct threat to the stability of the community and thus it posed a threat to the “national security” of the country. After all, without a strict adherence to the doctrines of the church, the people would regress to an animal state, observing none of the church’s laws and chaos would ensue. There would be rape and pillaging and people mating with sheep and society would crumble under the weight of … the truth. So of course, for the Greater Good, Galileo had to recant under threat of torture and murder and thus, the first debunking of a scientific theory was born.

It’s a funny thing about heresy and, more to the point, anathema: they can have a drastic effect on the advancement of science like nothing else can. Not even your glorious “free markets” can do that.

Is it really so surprising that the vast majority of scientists back in those days spent so much time and effort proving the universe revolved around the Earth? Even if they weren’t crucified for agreeing with Galileo’s theory, they would be excommunicated and professionally shunned so they would end up destitute paupers begging on the side of the road.

And THEN they would be crucified.

Today we have a similar system in place, minus the Crucifixion part of course.

In fact, with “the internet of everything” and the soon to be implemented “cashless society”, the system of repression they are setting in place is potentially far, far worse…

https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/a-dialogue-concerning-the-one-chief-world-system-heresy-and-anathema-to-follow/

 

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