Latest Psychedelia Stories

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....

2013-05-29 23:17:34

Fadiman is widely considered the leading authority on psychedelics, creativity and transpersonal psychology. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) professor and psychedelics expert, James Fadiman, Ph.D., was recently interviewed on the NPR/KQED radio segment, “To The Best Of Our Knowledge (TTBOOK).” Steve Paulson, Executive Producer and one of the founders of TTBOOK, served as interviewer. The full-length, 45-minute...

2013-05-17 23:13:54

Brad Burge, Communications Director for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), served as interviewer at the event. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) held an event on May 2, 2013 titled, “Psychedelic Experience: Healing, Growth and Discovery” at Sofia University in Palo Alto while simultaneously video streaming it live online at http://www.livestream.com/sofiauniversity. Brad Burge,...

2013-04-24 10:41:28

In their article "Over 30 million psychedelic users in the United States", Teri S Krebs and Pål-Ørjan Johansen from the Department of Neuroscience at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, use data from a randomly-selected sample of over 57,000 individuals surveyed for the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), to estimate lifetime prevalence of psychedelic use. The authors estimate that approximately 32 million people have used LSD (lysergic...

2008-09-08 00:00:18

By LARRY RYAN Pop HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR Koko LONDON *** About halfway through their set Hercules and Love Affair really hit their stride and you could be forgiven for thinking that the last days of disco are a long way off. They play "Blind", their best- known song. The stage is filled with arty New Yorkers giving their all and the good looking crowd is dancing with gusto. A large mirror ball hangs from the roof contrasting with Koko's opulent, old interior. It twinkles blue light...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

By GLENN GAMBOA By Glenn Gamboa Newsday Donna Summer could have taken the easy way out. She could have hopped on the nostalgia train and trotted out "Hot Stuff" to a backing tape at every high-priced disco revival night and sat home and counted all the cash. Instead, Summer pushed to come up with something new for "Crayons" (Burgundy/Sony), expanding her musical boundaries far beyond disco and her world view well past the dance floor. Calling from her Nashville home, Summer laughs...

2006-01-11 14:11:52

By Tom Armitage ZURICH (Reuters) - Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the mind-bending drug LSD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, still sprightly some 60 years after taking his first trip. "This is a wonderful birthday party that I am having," he told guests at a celebration on Wednesday. "One could say it has been a mind-expanding experience, without the LSD." Working in a laboratory in Basel in the late 1930s, he stumbled upon the substance lysergic acid...

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