My name is Christopher, I live in Kansas City. I help admin a Facebook group, based on psychedelics and philosophy, which is home to about 180,000 people. FB Groups are not really conducive to free speech, nor are they effective for groups above about 5000 people. This Mastodon instance is in place to fulfill the need for privacy from predatory corporations, and freedom from authoritarians.
"...a substance addiction treatment technique that is increasingly becoming more popular is the use of ibogaine. The iboga shrub is the host of this #psychedelic substance. It has since been discovered to be highly effective in treating addictions, and while it has been termed as a miracle cure for addiction, given the high success rates witnessed over the years, it takes seasoned professionals to offer the best ibogaine treatment.
"For this study, the patients received ten therapeutic sessions. Eight were non-drug psychotherapy sessions. The other two, administered during weeks three and six, included 125 mg doses of MDMA.
As one participant commented, the drug itself was more a mediator than anything:
It's not about the drinking, the MDMA healed me inside and the drinking looks after itself." I'm in control of my decisions, I've got control back … Life is just good!"
"For those of you who do not know, Geocities was a free web hosting service that launched in November of 1994 and was closed on October 26th 2009. At a rough estimate there were over 38 million user created webpages which displayed the style of the time. Flashing images, tiled backgrounds and guestbooks were what made Geocities so unique and fun."
"geocitiesarchive.org is an attempt to restore this lost data for future generations to look (And perhaps laugh) at."
all masculinity is not bad! masculinity is not inherently bad! masculinity is valid!!
there are people -- cis, trans, and otherwise -- who are doing masculinity SO RIGHT. and i love them.
they will be the ones that heal it. encourage them. you don't have to be masculine to help. and never discourage someone from being who they are.
if masculinity is not for you, don't shit on it. there are masculine people trying to live their lives.
Psychedelic activists in Berkeley, California are advocating for their City Council to decriminalize use and possession of naturally-occurring psychedelics.
“We don’t want there to be any economic barriers to people working with and healing from these plants. That also means no commodification. We want these plants to be treated as sacred, and to do all we can to heal our collective relationship with them.”
"You don’t need to use #psychedelics to appreciate Alex Aliume’s art, but it sure helps. And even if the various ingredients of a typical Aliume painting are familiar—vanishing points, 3D, black light, and neon—the territory he occupies at their intersection is his alone. If we are living in a moment of psychedelic-aided spiritual renewal—and #microdosing techies and serious mental health researchers alike would argue that we are—Aliume is painting the posters for it."
A co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion environmental movement has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs.
“I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice,” Gail Bradbrook said..."
Riding shotgun on site launch for psychedelic peer support for #burningman. The users are smart, that helps so much.
"An effort to legalize the active ingredient of psychedelic mushrooms, psilocybin, is one step closer to getting on Oregon’s ballot for the 2020 election.
Recent trials have shown the drug to be a highly effective weapon against mental illness. The therapists believe combining it with therapy could reverse what they call a “mental health crisis here in Oregon,” mitigating rates of addiction, anxiety, suicide and treatment-resistant depression in the state."
Facebook patents shadow banning...
"However, the social networking system may display the blocked content to the commenting user such that the commenting user is not made aware that his or her comment was blocked, thereby providing fewer incentives to the commenting user to spam the page or attempt to circumvent the social networking system filters."
Had a great day. For context, MAPS.org is non-profit doing a lot to bring psychedelics into legitimate medical fields with various FDA approved studies. They have a project called Zendo that provides peer psychedelic support for people having a challenging trip at events.
I reached out to the Zendo project a few months ago to see if I could help their operation, from a technical perspective. I was informed today that the training website I help put together is going into beta testing.
"The #YanghaiTombs near #Turpan, Xinjiang-Uighur Region, #China have recently been excavated to reveal the 2700-year-old grave of a Caucasoid #shaman whose accoutrements included a large cache of #cannabis, superbly preserved by climatic and burial conditions.
"At a time when many people regularly take CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, to manage their anxiety, it comes at no surprise that we're finding more therapeutic uses for once taboo drugs. Enter #psilocybin or "magic mushrooms," which some anecdotally say manages their symptoms of chronic anxiety, depression, and even attention deficit hyperactive disorder, when taken in small "microdoses." They also swear it enhances creativity and improves cognition."
"One fascinating insight we have gained about psychedelics is that they affect a part of the brain called the default mode network – an area that is known for causing repetitive behavior and destructive tendencies. When psychedelics are administered, we see them effectively quiet down this area, somehow allowing users to escape detrimental patterns of thought. "
Technical Officer for the Midwest Music Foundation
Consultant for The Zendo Project:
(Psychedelic Peer Support)
Psychedelics Advocacy. Feel free to discuss all things psychedelic.