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2014-03-25 23:36:40

Recent years have given rise to a psychedelic renaissance, a renewed intellectual interest in psychedelics, psychoactive plants, fungi, and MDMA. PSYMPOSIUM 2014 brings together 10 researchers and experts to speak on issues relating to the role of these often misunderstood substances in culture, medicine and science. The conference will be held in the Mahar Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on April 12 & 13 and is open to the public and the Five College community....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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