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Change Your Perception of the World and You Will Change Your Life

   [LSD] is “one of the two or three most important things I’ve done in my life” – Steve Jobs Steve Jobs once faulted Bill Gates for not taking LSD when younger: He’d be a broader guy if he had... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Steve Jobs, Careers, Bill Gates, Life Lessons, Lsd, Steve Jobs Steve Jobs, Getting Ahead, How to Succeed, Perceptions Work, Acid, A. Harrison Barnes, Perception Of Fact

LSD: new scientific study shows microdosing elevates mood and cognition

Neuropsychologists at The Netherlands' Maastricht University and their colleagues report that microdoses of LSD can increase mood and cognition. In their double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 24 participants, the researchers administered doses of 0-20 micrograms of LSD. A typical full trip dose of LSD is around 100mcg. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Hallucinogens, Lsd, Psychedelics, Microdosing, Tripping, Netherlands Maastricht University

Glimpsing The Beatles, Bill Maher, Margaret Thatcher, and — above all! — Craig Brown.

I read Craig Brown's "Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret" — as I noted here — so the minute I see that he's got a new book, "150 Glimpses of the Beatles," I put it in my Kindle. Nothing more is needed to get me. It's Craig Brown! And The Beatles. But I'm interested to see what Bill Maher — of all people — has to say about it in the New York Times. Let's read this: I like the old stories — frankly, if I wanted something challenging to read, I wouldn’t be reading “150 Glimpses of the Bea...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Law, Marijuana, Britain, Margaret Thatcher, Chelsea, Harold Wilson, Beatles, Lsd, Wigs, Soho, Brown, Bill Maher, Dylan

Could the descendants of LSD-dosed monkeys from the 1960s still be swinging in La Honda, California?

During the 1980s in La Honda, California, a tree-filled community in the Santa Cruz Mountains, kids would frequently report sightings of The Shaved, monkey-like creatures they'd spotted in the hills. It's possible that The Shaved were indeed monkeys, specifically animals that had been dosed with LSD during the 1960s psychedelic experiments supported by nearby Stanford University with US government funding. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, US, Monkeys, Stanford University, Lsd, Psychedelics, Santa Cruz Mountains, Ken Kesey, La Honda California, Can You Pass The Acid Test, Merry Pranksters

The Psychedelic News Hour: New Breakthroughs, Compound Comparisons and Warnings (Psilocybin/LSD/Ayahuasca/N,N-DMT/5-MeO-DMT), Treatment of Trauma, Scalable vs. Unscalable Approaches, Making Sense of “Bad” Trips, and Much More (#458)

Photo by Todd White Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is normally my job to deconstruct world-class performers of various types, of all ilks. In this special episode, the tables are turned. Instead of interviewing someone else, I am interviewed by two experts on several topics I’ve both studied and supported, including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and what it can do to heal trauma and—broadly speaking—possible futures for mental health. This audio was re...
Tags: Stanford, Wikipedia, Lifestyle, Reid Hoffman, Whoop, Ayahuasca, Seth Godin, The Tim Ferriss Show, Lsd, Mdma, Psychedelic Drugs, Mike, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group, Walter Isaacson, Todd White

American LSD use up 56% since 2017

Grad student Andrew Yockey of the University of Cincinnati  found that LSD use is way up in the US since Trump got elected. He adds, “Now that COVID’s hit, I’d guess that use has probably tripled.” Via Scientific American: To arrive at their findings, Yockey and his colleagues turned to data collected from more than 168,000 American adults by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual, nationally representative questionnaire. They analyzed trends since 2015, partly because of the ti...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, US, Trump, Lsd, Psychedelics, University Of Cincinnati, Yockey, Sharon McCutcheon, Entheogenics, Andrew Yockey

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dock Ellis's legendary baseball no-hitter on LSD

  On June 12th, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres while he was high out of his god damn gourd on LSD. As he told the Ottawa Citizen: I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I had a feeling of euphoria. I was zeroed in on the [catcher's] glove, but I didn't hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters, and the bases were loaded two or three times. The ball was small sometimes, the ball was larg...
Tags: Post, Video, New York Post, News, Drugs, Baseball, Npr, Los Angeles Times, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Ottawa, Lsd, Ellis, Dock Ellis, Acid, James Blagden

Psychedelic pharmaceutical company asks FDA for permission to conduct LSD therapy

A psychedelic pharmaceutical company is asking the FDA to allow it to run a commercial LSD trial to treat people with anxiety, reports Vice. MindMed's CEO is hopeful that his company will get permission to run the trial (dubbed "Project Lucy"), since the FDA has already approved trials with psilocybin and MDMA. From Vice: MindMed is proposing a high-dose LSD treatment (200mcg or about two tabs) for people with anxiety. Currently that can’t happen anywhere in the world due to LSD’s Schedule I sta...
Tags: Post, News, Anxiety, Switzerland, Fda, Lucy, Lsd, Gasser, Peter Gasser

"Don’t do acid and drive. Control your set (i.e., the people you’re tripping with) and setting. Don’t ever look in the mirror."

"... or, alternatively, do look in the mirror. And, as Marc Maron says he was once told, during a bad trip: Just hang in there, man. According to Maron, that’s advice he still gives people today, although it sounds pretty banal."From "Talking about LSD sounds funnier than taking it in 'Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics'" (WaPo)(reviewing a Netflix movie). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Movies, Law, Drugs, Netflix, Lsd, Marc Maron, Maron, Ann Althouse

In honor of today's LSD anniversary, a sale on The Family Acid: California

On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 240 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, a curious compound he had synthesized for possible use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant. An hour later, Hoffman wrote one sentence in his journal: "Beginning dizziness, feeling of anxiety, visual distortions, symptoms of paralysis, desire to laugh." As he rode his bicycle home, the effects intensified. Eventually though, the fear gave way to wonder. "Little by little I could begin ...
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, California, Devon, Vietnam, Kate, Lsd, Psychedelics, Mary, Hoffman, Tim Page, Tim Daly

Derealization/Depersonalization & Fear of Psychosis or Schizophrenia After LSD-Induced Panic Attack

I swallowed a tiny microdose of LSD (around 25 micrograms, not nearly enough for an actual trip) five days ago and experienced a panic attack because I feared I may have gained schizophrenia or some sort of psychosis from the LSD for no reason other than perhaps I was overthinking too much. Over the next two days, I felt somewhat uneasy and suspicious over whether or not I had psychosis and then I later experienced panic attack in my sleep over the possibility of developing a psychosis. This pan...
Tags: Paranoia, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Schizophrenia, Depersonalization, Psychosis, Fda, Panic Attack, Drug Use, Lsd, Lysergic acid diethylamide

The best rechargeable batteries

The best rechargeable batteries are high-quality, ready to use out of the package, hold charge after months in storage, and are economical in the long-term for powering various devices. The AmazonBasics Rechargeable Batteries are our top pick because they are affordable, come with a one-year warranty, and have demonstrated consistent quality and performance. There's no getting around the fact that the best rechargeable batteries are much more expensive than single-use lithium or alkaline batte...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Trends, Panasonic, Aa, AAA, Lsd, AAAS, Energizer, Gina, Joe Osborne, NIMH, Eneloop, Wirecutter, Sanyo, Tenergy

Psychology Around the Net: February 22, 2020

In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we explore the mental health benefits of exercising alone, how poor concentration feels in bipolar disorder, how to avoid depression during menopause, the promising research of psychedelics for mental health, and the importance of discussing severe mental illness on the college campus, and more.     The Mental Health Benefits of Exercising Alone : In this article, the author argues that exercising alone has distinct benefits that you can’t get wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Research, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Trauma, Exercise, Bipolar Disorder, Menopause, University College London, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net, Lsd

Counterculture icon and psychedelic pioneer Ram Dass, RIP

Ram Dass -- counterculture icon, psychedelic pioneer, and spiritual guide -- has died at age 88. After turning on with his Harvard psychology colleague Timothy Leary in the early 1960s, Ram Dass (formerly Richard Alpert) became an intrepid explorer of higher consciousness and dedicated his life to teaching what he learned to the world. From Tricycle: In Be Here Now, Ram Dass‘s first book for the masses, which has sold over 2 million copies since publication in 1971, he offered seekers an eng...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Harvard, Spirituality, Consciousness, 1960s, Lsd, Psychedelics, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Be Here Now, Ram Dass, Counterculture

"Ram Dass was the master of the one-liner, the two-liner, the ocean-liner."

Said Wavy Gravy, quoted in "Baba Ram Dass, Proponent of LSD and New Age Enlightenment, Dies at 88/Born Richard Alpert, he returned from a trip to India as a bushy-bearded, barefoot, white-robed guru and wrote more than a dozen inspirational books" (NYT).Baba Ram Dass, who epitomized the 1960s of legend by popularizing psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary, a fellow Harvard academic, before finding spiritual inspiration in India, died on Sunday at his home on Maui. He was 88....He was particularly...
Tags: Death, Law, Drugs, India, Harvard, Judaism, Homosexuality, God, Jack, Hinduism, Mercedes, Maui, Lsd, Leary, Baba, Timothy Leary

Mindfulness Versus Microdosing: Get High on Being Present

Microdosing has become very popular, and many people believe it’s a life changer. It involves taking a small amount — a fraction of a dose — of a hallucinogenic drug to achieve psychological benefits while minimizing any undesirable side effects. Most microdosers ingest LSD (lysergic acid diethyl amide) or mushrooms (psilocybin), which are psychedelics that can create profoundly intensified sensory perception. These drugs became popular in the 1960s and ’70s, and for anyone who used them then, ...
Tags: Psychology, Mindfulness, Harvard, Addiction, Silicon Valley, Medications, Hallucinogens, Lsd, Leary, Timothy Leary, Psilocybin, Microdose, Lysergic Acid, Mindfulness Buddhist

Man Restoring a Classic Synthesizer Goes On a 9-Hour Acid Trip After Accidentally Touching LSD-Covered Knob

There are plenty of wild rumors, mythologies, and eyebrow-raising stories from the long history of music, including claims that parts of synthesizers designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla had been dipped in LSD. But as engineer Eliot Curtis recently discovered, those claims might actually hold some truth.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Electronics, Drugs, Instruments, Lsd, Synthesizers, Don Buchla, Eliot Curtis

A 50-year old synthesizer made a sound engineer trip balls just by touching it

Grateful Dead were a band notorious for their psychedelic drugs, a reputation they could still living up to 50 years later. Can you get high off of LSD acidentally? Sound Engineer Eliot Curtis found out it definitely is, even if it’s been lying around since the 1960s. Curtis had been tasked with restoring a vintage Buchla Model 100 modular synthesizer. When cleaning inside a panel module on the synth he found “a crust or a crystalline residue on it”. Attempting to scratch the residue w...
Tags: Music, Fun, Grateful Dead, Trip, Synthesizer, Lsd, Buchla, Synth, Tripping, Synthesiser, Acid

"After opening a red-paneled module on the [vintage Buchla Model 100 modular synthesizer], he noticed there was 'a crust or a crystalline residue on it.'"

"Naturally, he did what any person tasked with fixing up an [instrument that had been lying around for 50 years] would do: spray some cleaner on it, pick at the residue with his finger, and try to dislodge it by scratching it off. But 45 minutes later, he started to feel some tingling. It was the start of a nine-hour acid trip."From "Synth repairman accidentally gets high after touching old LSD on a vintage ’60s synthesizer/The strain was possibly from Owsley Stanley, the Grateful Dead's notorio...
Tags: Law, Grateful Dead, Lsd, Ann Althouse

A Buchla synth repair turned into an LSD trip, and made the evening news

It seems the legends are true – there really was LSD added to vintage synths. A Bay Area, California Buchla 100 reportedly triggered an acid trip decades later. The equipment in question is a Buchla Model 100, 1960s vintage – the modular that defined what now some people call the “West Coast synthesis” style. I learned on one of these, too, though don’t recall any particular hallucinations. The report comes from a local CBS television affiliate in San Francisco, KPIX, and their broadcast o...
Tags: Music, TV, Congress, Drugs, Russia, US, San-francisco, Tech, History, Gear, Stories, Cbs, University Of Chicago, West Coast, East Coast, Grateful Dead

New Kacey Musgraves video: Oh, What A World

Video: Kacey Musgraves – “Oh, What A World” From Golden Hour, out now on MCA Nashville. It’s good to see the young people are doing acid again. (There was a drought in the early oughts.) Musgraves talked to Rolling Stone last year about the effect that hallucinogens have had on her: “It made me more … Continue reading New Kacey Musgraves video: Oh, What A World → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Videos, Kacey Musgraves, Shorties, Nashville, Lsd, MCA, Musgraves

Girl Draws Self-Portraits Before And During LSD High

According to Redditor ‘whatafinethrowaway’: “I don’t think it had anything to do with honesty, the fact that the last one seems more accurate than the first one probably comes from the fact that she spent several hours drawing before, so she was kind of more trained? Actually I don’t know if this makes sense. Anyway, the first one is way more accurate when it comes to... Source
Tags: Portrait, Design, High, Trip, Inspirations, Self, Lsd, Acid

Magnificent photos from a psychedelic family's California trip

For more than 50 years, Roger Steffens has traveled the electric arteries of the counterculture embracing mind-expanding experiences, deep social connection, and unadulterated fun at every turn. And he’s captured it all on film. After serving in Vietnam during the final 26 months of the ‘60s, where he won a Bronze Star for founding a refugee campaign that raised over 100 tons of food and clothing, he spent a year lecturing against the war before settling in Marrakech. Finally returning Statesid...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, Design, News, California, Devon, Npr, Dennis Hopper, Bob Marley, Vietnam, Kate, West Coast, Photographs, Berkeley, Death Valley

The Lifelong Benefits of a Single Psychedelic Trip

For decades, numerous scientific studies have set out to determine the benefits of psychedelic trips. From stabilizing moods to boosting creativity, substantial findings support the positive impact of psilocybin. But, a slew of recent work—specifically a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins—suggests that trips could do even more: they can instill newfound purpose and a sense of connectedness that lasts a lifetime. Often, these come as …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Science, Design, Drugs, Research, Culture, Mushrooms, Johns Hopkins, Ayahuasca, Linkaboutit, Lsd, Psychedelics, Psilocybin

Album Review: LSD’s ‘Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD’

Great as they may look on paper, supergroups can be a Clash of the Alphas, an ego pileup where the listener can practically hear the musical elbows being thrown. And while that was certainly possible with LSD — a supergroup comprised of veteran hitmakers Sia (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney), Diplo (Beyonce, MIA, Justin Bieber) and […]
Tags: Reviews, Sia, Diplo, Lsd, Labrinth, Labrinth Sia

Psychedelics pioneer Ralph Metzner, RIP

Pioneering psychonaut Ralph Metzner who co-led the seminal psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) and co-authored The Psychedelic Experience, has died at age 82. (Above image, Metzner at left with Leary.) Through his life, Metzner helped a great many people through his psychotherapist practice, spoke frequently on eco-consciousness, and also composed visionary ballads. (Erowid) Pioneering psychedelic researcher Ralph Met...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Harvard, Harvard University, Consciousness, Mondo, Lsd, Psychedelics, Timothy Leary, Metzner, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert Ram Dass, Leary Through, Timothy Leary Richard Alpert

Beto O'Rourke's hacker name was "Psychedelic Warlord," so that must mean he's done hallucinogenic drugs — right? — and is that something that's okay in a presidential candidate?

Scott Adams addresses the question whether Beto has done hallucinogens:Scott's first pass at the question is another question: "Have you seen Beto?" He giggles while waiting for the question to soak in. He says anyone who's taken hallucinogens (which Scott has) will have an "easier time" with the question.Eventually he gives his answer: He'd place a "large bet" on "yes."He's quick to add that it's not a criticism. "In fact, I might even prefer it." This preference interweaves with his reason for...
Tags: Art, Law, United States, Kim Jong-un, Propaganda, Kim, George Bernard Shaw, BETO, Trump, Lsd, Scott, Scott Adams, Kim Jong, Shaw, Robert F Kennedy, RFK

LSD – Labrinth, Diplo and Sia – Drop New Song, ‘No New Friends’ (Listen)

LSD, the collaborative project comprised of hitmakers Labrinth, Diplo and Sia, have dropped a new song called “No New Friends” that is very likely to be on the group’s debut album, due on the RECORDS label via Columbia on April 12. The three — who released one of 2018’s biggest singles, “Thunderclouds,” last summer — […]
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Labrinth, Diplo and Sia’s LSD Drop New Song ‘No New Friends’

LSD, the collaborative project comprised of hitmakers Labrinth, Diplo and Sia, have dropped a new song called “No New Friends” that is very likely to be on the group’s debut album, due on the RECORDS label via Columbia on April 12. The three — who released one of 2018’s biggest singles, “Thunderclouds,” last summer — […]
Tags: News, Sia, Diplo, Columbia, Lsd, Labrinth, Labrinth Diplo

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In "The Bones," a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Jay-z, Justin Bieber, James Blunt, Bruno Mars, Sia, Diplo, Solange, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Chance The Rapper, Mariah Carey, Joey Fatone, Samuel L. Jackson, Pilgrimage