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2017-01-30 @ 13:09:52
The darkweb is the answer to your prayers…easy to obtain predosed 10 microgram tabs on the more well known sites there (such as AlphaBay and Dream Market…) specifically designed for microdosing, so no need to deal with sketchy people, it is cheap and incredibly easy and secure to receive via post.
2017-01-21 @ 12:52:10
Worth noting that Albert Hofmann himself was a personal advocate of LSD microdosing, he used it this way himself and considered it an under researched area (as it remains). He considered his initial test dose of 250 micrograms as too much, but the 60’s chemists used this dose as a benchmark in their own LSD production.
2015-03-22 @ 04:14:54
A look at how perception of psychedelic agents is changing and how public support will be essential for future research.
2015-02-24 @ 06:39:52
Interesting and open minded discussion on psychedelic mind states and Buddhism.
2015-02-20 @ 06:30:02
Ah yes mushrooms can get you there alright…my all time fave ethnobotanicals I think. Your experience sounds a bit like my breakthrough with vaped DMT…this was incredibly intense though and wasn’t really a loving or joyful experience, but VERY deep. So when you’re in that DMT space your mind is operating on a different level, on a level that is impossible to maintain when in sober state-serotonin mode. So when your trip ends, your internal universe folds back in on itself and the profound vivid reality of the experience seems to turn to sand and slip away. So you can remember details for sure but hard I think to remember it all by any means as it is just too much too quickly…this is why I prefer mushrooms in some respects, I find them warmer and more gentle yet they can still get you to a very similar place if you eat enough of them.
2015-02-13 @ 18:23:12
Hey every little counts ;) You can change your brain structure after 8 weeks of mindfulness so it really doesn’t take long to enact measurable brain change.
2015-02-13 @ 18:21:33
I really don’t know, haven’t made my mind up either way…I think maybe the death/DMT link is overstated a bit but who knows…a lot of people with experience of OBE’s are adamant that consciousness is more than the sum of electrical brain activity and we survive physical death, so I’m trying to actively induce OBE’s and see if that gives me a new perspective on this stuff.
I did share some DMT with a friend not too long ago, who previous to the experience was very sceptical of life after death, and in his experience he left is body and reality and shot up into and dissolved into this incredible blissful light where there was some kind of entity of presence welcoming him. He came away thinking that death is a wondrous and joyful experience as oppose to the annihilation of consciousness…who knows?? I guess one day we all will…
2015-02-13 @ 18:15:59
Haha yep very true…interesting (and obvious) to see both the physical and mental benefits being picked apart.
2014-02-15 @ 12:32:04
Hi, I originally wrote this up following a talk I gave at a psychedelic science conference so my focus was the science of the psychedelics in this area…a quick google/google scholar search should bring up a vast body of research in this area. Exercise has been found to increase levels of BDNF, GDNF, testosterone and growth hormone and all these have been implicated with neurogenesis, and regular exercise is probably one of the best single things we can do for our brain (and body). The important of keeping active to health and happiness should not be underestimated.
2014-02-15 @ 12:26:04
Hi, this is indeed true, exercise is one of the most powerful, beneficial and accessible ways of increasing articles, I go into more detail about this on articles on this subject I’ve written elsewhere. Exercise increases levels of both BDNF and GDNF, two major growth factors involved in neurogenesis and comes with a whole host of other benefits. Exercise also increases levels of testosterone and growth hormone and these have also been linked with neurogenesis. And new activities and new experiences and learning are also important. So keeping physically and mentally active is the simple key for having a happy, healthy brain.
2014-02-15 @ 12:21:12
I don’t think there is any evidence for LSD being bad for your brain. It hasn’t yet been demonstrated to increase neurogenesis in humans, but Franz Vollenweider who is an expert on the pharmacology of this and other compounds, and he has found it does affect glutamatergic transmission in animal models, and this has been linked with neurogenesis. So right now we don’t really know how it affects neurogenesis in the brain.
2013-11-14 @ 04:35:37
There are also many, many other talks on the Breaking Convention site that I think may be of interest to peeps and worth checking out.
2013-11-14 @ 04:16:08
Hi y’all, I’ve just joined this awesome site and thought the nature of this talk I gave may appeal to some and the general vibe expressed here. Earlier this summer I gave a talk ‘Harnessing Neurogenesis: Psychedelics & Beyond’ at the psychedelic science conference Breaking Convention in London.
Neurogenesis in the brain…particularly in the hippocampus…is very much a cutting edge frontier of research, but evidence is building up that alterations to this process are linked to cognitive pathologies such as anxiety, depression, and addiction. I think influencing this process could be important regarding keeping depression and cognitive decline with aging at bay, as well as the future management or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. There are a good number of ways we can enhance this process, be we of a psychedelic persuasion or not. Cardiovascular exercise is probably the pick of the bunch…not only because of direct effects in the brain and on brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels, but also due to it being powerfully anti stress, with excess cortisol, our stress hormone, being highly corrosive to the brain and neurogenesis.
Of the psychedelics, I believe psilocybin mushrooms, iboga and ayahuasca are the holy trinity in terms of enhancing neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. I ‘m not sure anyone has specifically looked for this effect with ayahuasca in particular, but harmine has been found to increase neurogenesis, and DMT is very closely related to psilocybin which has neurotrophic properties. Speaking with Dr Dennis McKenna, he thinks it possible that endogenous DMT plays a role in neurogenesis and regeneration.