New Entheogen T-Shirts ready for Psychedelic Science! by Joe

Check out our new Entheogen 👕 T-Shirts, ready for the Psychedelic Science conference!

The conference is sold out, but the Marketplace is open to the public from Friday 4/21 through Sunday 4/23/2017. Entheogen will be selling t-shirts and EntheoZen 💊😋 supplements and would love to see you there. Stop by and say "high."

Thanks to Liz Squillace and Paradox Ink for the excellent design and quality craftsmanship!

 

039: Reflections on Our Interview with Dr. Julie Holland by Joe

This is Entheogen. Talk about tools for generating the divine within.

Today is July 20, 2016, and we are reflecting on our interview with Dr. Julie Holland from last season.

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038: Interview with Alasdair from Bluelight.org by Joe

This is Entheogen. Talk about tools for generating the divine within.

Today is December 4, 2016, and we are talking with Alisdair from BlueLight.org.

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Topics:

  • BlueLight.org was founded in 1997, and Alisdair has been a member since 2002.
  • What is BlueLight.org?
  • Why “bluelight”? Is there significance to that?
  • How did you get introduced to BlueLight?
  • Legal considerations?
  • Relationship with MAPS
  • Donate to BlueLight

037: Dr. Sarah Mennenga from NYU Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory on Using Psilocybin to Treat Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients by Joe

This is Entheogen. Talk about tools for generating the divine within.

Today is December 18, 2016, and we are discussing the recent publication of studies from NYU and Johns Hopkins showing that psilocybin can reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients, and we’re pleased to be joined by Dr. Sarah Mennenga from the NYU Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory.

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  • We are grateful to be joined by Dr. Sarah Mennenga, Doctor of Neuroscience, NYU Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory

  • NYU and Johns Hopkins just released studies showing that psilocybin can reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients

  • 80 percent of participants showed significant reduction of anxiety and depression

  • “One theory is that psilocybin interrupts the circuitry of self-absorbed thinking that is so pronounced in depressed people, making way for a mystical experience of selfless unity” i.e. interrupting or disrupting the Default Mode Network?

  • What is the neurological basis for the geometric shapes and auditory effects that characterize the psilocybin experience. What part does suggestibility play in the experience?

  • The “intensity of the mystical experience described by patients correlated with the degree to which their depression and anxiety decreased” – Why is that? What is it about the nature of the psychedelic or mystical experience that does this?

    • Octavian Mihai “saw black smoke rising from my body”

    • Kevin, a participant in the Johns Hopkins study saw “spirals of iridescent spheres that folded in on themselves”. “But you have to approach the session with the right intentions of why you’re doing it. Because you’re going to meet yourself.”

  • Study protocols, and the unique considerations for psychedelic session
    • “seven-hour music playlists.[...] N.Y.U. leaned toward New Age and world music — Brian Eno; sitars; didgeridoos. Johns Hopkins favored Western classical.”

    • Chalice

    • Buddha statue

  • Collaboration among the few institutions doing psychedelic research
  • Criticism from the academic/scientific community?
  • Political concerns; safety concerns around legalization

  • Stigma in the academic community?

  • fMRI scanning during a psychedelic experience?

  • NYU seeking participants in two upcoming studies:

  • NYU seeking $10 million funding for center to study psychedelics

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036: Dr. Jami – Broaching Psychedelics with the Uninformed by Joe

This is Entheogen. Talk about tools for generating the divine within.

Today is October 23rd, 2016, and we are talking with, Dr. Jami, a psychologist in the Bay Area of California.

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Topics:

  • Jami’s professional experience with couples therapy, Imago, Attachment theory

  • Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT)

  • Burning Man experiences

  • Our Burning Man opening ceremony this year, incorporating a buddhist meditation and mindfulness exercise

  • Justin’s poem: “...and with the power of our Eucharist, the mystical compound more commonly known as lysergic acid diethylamide, we can, as smarter minds than mine describe, 'disrupt the default mode network' in our brain, allowing us to relish in our pleasure receptors, illuminating the interconnectedness of life, and urging us to, quite literally, trip the light fantastic.”