Altered States: Altered 2017 Organizers Amit Elan and Dax DeFranco Share Information On the Conference, Human Nature, and Psychedelics.

Altered States: Altered 2017 Organizers Amit Elan and Dax DeFranco Share Information On the Conference, Human Nature, and Psychedelics.

Altered is an international conference that aims to elucidate concepts surrounding the nature of consciousness.

Scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany on the 3rd and 4th of November, Altered seeks to unify individuals from various backgrounds and disciplines to discuss academia, art, and spirituality.

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Deciphering the Spirit Molecule: Dr. Rick Strassman on His Iconic DMT Research.

Deciphering the Spirit Molecule: Dr. Rick Strassman on His Iconic DMT Research.

DMT is known to be one of (if not the most) potent psychedelic substances currently known to man. Many users have reported strange, paranormal visions; Some elucidating the numinous nature of extrasensory realms, others displaying nightmarish realizations of terror. Regardless of where you stand on the drug’s purpose (or your experience with it), it is hard to deny that DMT is. at the very least, a peculiar substance that has warranted the attention it has received in recent years.

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Interview With Author and Spiritualist, Julian Vayne.

Interview With Author and Spiritualist, Julian Vayne.

Author and Spiritualist Julian Vayne has recently released Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony (distributed by the wonderful professionals over at the Psychedelic Press) a guide to injecting entertainment and purpose into the entheogenic pursuits of casual users and experienced psychonauts.

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Interview With Artist, Author, and Poet Marc Marcel.

Interview With Artist, Author, and Poet Marc Marcel.

Marc Marcel is an Artist, Author, and Poet representing Baltimore, Maryland. I discovered his work some time ago (circa 2013 by way of this video.) after some of my first experiences with psychedelics and was fascinated by his commentary on the nature of reality and what it means to be human.

He explores these themes with his outstanding poetry and in his magnificent, The Book That Doesn't Even MatterIt within this space of examining humanity, he has elevated himself and everyone who has been lucky enough to experience his work.

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Interview With Tim Scully, Mastermind Behind The Legendary "Orange Sunshine"

Interview With Tim Scully, Mastermind Behind The Legendary "Orange Sunshine"

The Sunshine Makers examines the life and times of Nicholas Sand and Robert Timothy Scully, the masterminds behind the mythical "Orange Sunshine", a brand of LSD that is still heralded as the purest and to achieve mainstream notoriety. Nick and Tim were directly responsible for much of the LSD that was in circulation during that time and found themselves in the crosshairs of what would eventually fester into what we now know as The War on Drugs.

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Interview With Artist and Author, Martin W. Ball.

Interview With Artist and Author, Martin W. Ball.

Martin's work primarily discusses nondualism and the dissolution of the ego through psychedelic exploration. He believes that by removing social constructs that bolster the ego (like religion), one can get to the heart of the human experience and recognize that they themselves are God. He has even created the "Entheological Paradigm" which is a kind of grand unifying theory for psychedelic phenomenology based on his experiences. 

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Interview With Artist and YouTuber, Frank Yang.

Interview With Artist and YouTuber, Frank Yang.

Frank Yang (born in Taiwan) is an artist and bodybuilder that has made a name for himself with his impressive physique, abstract pieces (primarily photos and videos) and knack for philosophizing about psychology and spirituality. Using YouTube as his primary vehicle, Frank has successfully translated his dynamic persona into thousands of subscribers and millions of views.

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Love: Neurochemical Trickery or Something Else?

Love: Neurochemical Trickery or Something Else?

For those of you who missed my previous post, I briefly explained that I’ve only ever experienced the unconditional love of modern lore once in my entire life. Since then (September 4th, 2014) I have been ruminating on what real love is and if it can exist outside of transcendental experiences. In the waking world, there are so many factors that contribute to being in or having love for a certain individual. 

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