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More Psychedelic Vacations to Inner Space II

I wouldn’t want to keep you waiting for long before you decide to take off. Here are the remaining six places where you can go on a mind-altering holiday. If you haven’t seen the first five places, then go through Psychedelic Vacations on Earth to Inner Space. Temezcal or a Sweat Lodge in Mexico You don’t always need substances to feel elevated, a purification ceremony can help y... »

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Psychedelic Vacations on Earth to Inner Space

Sometimes a vacation filled with sun, sea and sand is not enough, you need mind-altering experiences to make it worthwhile. A vacation to enter a new dimension, tread the unknown path and explore the immense power of the human mind and the cosmos. This would be no ordinary holiday, but one to free your mind and expand it. There are destinations around the world that take you on a journey of the mi... »

Smoking Pot, a Part of Indian Culture

Smoking Pot, a Part of Indian Culture

Marijuana has been an essential part of Indian culture, in fact there is a long and varied history of its use in religious ceremonies, dating back to 1500 BC. Some of the sacred text of Hindus, Rig Veda, describes the use of Soma, an intoxicating drink, believed to be marijuana. I wanted to highlight that how marijuana is so heavily ingrained in the Indian culture that its impossible to ignore its... »

The Lost City and Cocaine Factory of Colombia

Imagine a six-day trek through the Colombian jungle, crossing eight rivers and 40 km of treacherous terrain and climbing 1,200 ancient steps to reach the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida in Spanish), an archaeological site in Sierra Nevada, Colombia. Sounds like fun? The trek also involves a stop at cocaine factory where the indigenous coca farmers show how the drug is produced in their small labs. This ... »

University that Teaches the Benefit of Pot

A university of a different kind and quite unique. Dedicated to the study of medical use of marijuana, this private university in Oakland, California, is giving a whole new meaning to higher education. Started in 2007, Oaksterdam University teaches students how to grow, harvest and cook marijuana, as well as dispense it to others. The purpose is simple – to spread awareness on the benefits o... »

Deep States of Spirituality

Serotonin Facilitates Deep States of Spirituality

Serotonin a chemical present in your brain, that can be released through high states of meditation or through the use of psychedelic drugs, has been proved to make you susceptible to spiritual experiences. A team of Swedish researchers had found that the presence of a receptor that regulates general serotonin activity in the brain correlates with people’s capacity for transcendence, the abil... »

Smoke Cannabis, No Tobacco in Amsterdam

You can toke, but you can’t smoke, says the Dutch government, who has banned smoking tobacco in public places from July 1st. Amsterdam is known for its open culture towards cannabis and the notorious coffee shops where marijuana and hashish can be smoked legally. So from next month onwards, if you want to smoke a joint it has to be pure and not mixed with tobacco. This seems quite ironical b... »

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Opium Financed British Occupation in India

Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh’s one of the acclaimed Indian writers latest book is is set during a time when opium trade out of India was flourishing during British rule. Amitav Ghosh is a trained anthropologist and historian with a doctorate from Oxford University. According to Amitav’s interview on BBC’s website, he did not intend to have his seventh novel revolve around Opium, ... »

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Spiders Weave Better on LSD-25

In 1948 a German zoologist H.M. Peters was studying spiders and faced a problem. The Spiders weaved their nests between 2AM and 5AM in the morning. He questioned a friend Dr. Peter Witt, a German born Swiss pharmacologist, what they could do to get the spiders to weave webs during feasible day times. According to Rainer Foelix, in his book “Biology of Spiders”, Dr. Witt prescribed amph... »

Learn How Drugs Work on the Mind

Drugs are bad mmkay says Mr. Mackey, if you are a drug abuser, that includes alcohol, here’s a well made flash application by the university of Utah that shows you the effects of various drugs on the brain of mice. The Mouse party will show you the effects of LSD, Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroine and Ecstasy on the brain, by a very interesting method. Every drug abuse ha... »

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