Albert Hofmann: Bicycle Day – 19/4/1943 !!
79 years ago, on the 19th of April 1943 the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the very first person to intentionally take an LSD. He synthesized LSD-25 already in 1938 as part of a range of lysergamides. At the time Hofmann was working at Sandoz pharmaceuticals in Basel. He asked his assistant (who was aware […]
Resident Advisor: Rave’s Psychedelic Resurgence
https://ra.co/features/3965 We explore the renewed interest in LSD and psilocybin, their long history in the dance music scene and usage as tools for transformation—and fun.
Resident Advisor: How to Heal Through Dance Therapy
Four practitioners offer tips on using physical movement to process emotions. https://ra.co/features/3963 Excellent article – must read! part of the Dance Floor Epiphanies series https://ra.co/features/series/dance-floor-epiphanies
Psypost: Awe-inducing raves are linked to transformative experiences and social bonding, study finds
A study recently published in Frontiers provides new insight into the psychology of raves. The findings suggests that awe-inspiring experiences fueled by psychoactive substances, vigorous dancing, intense rhythmic drums, and a lack of sleep are associated with personal transformation and social connectedness. https://www.psypost.org/2021/11/awe-inducing-raves-are-linked-to-transformative-experiences-and-social-bonding-study-finds-62090
Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, by Dr. Carl L. Hart
read Drug Use for Grown-Ups by Dr. Carl L. Hart the Columbia University professor of psychology and psychiatry https://g.co/kgs/r2UHMt “HUMAN BEINGS WILL ALWAYS USE DRUGS, NO MATTER WHAT LAWS OR BANS ARE IN PLACE.”
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence