Plant Power – The Health Benefits of Psilocybin Mushrooms

Once again, we turn to nature to heal the ailments we struggle with. This time, we’re taking a look at magic mushrooms, or rather, their active ingredient – psilocybin. Psilocybin is a classic hallucinogenic compound produced by over 100 species of mushrooms across the world. It has a strong effect on serotonin receptors in the […]

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Haoma and Harmaline: A Critical Analysis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Just as the identification of the Fly agaric mushroom as Soma has been widely accepted, the Harmaline containing plant Syrian rue has come to be identified with the Persian Haoma, and this is largely due to the exhaustive work of Dav…

‘Secret Drugs of Buddhism’, Soma, and the Sad State of Entheogenic Anthropology

CANNABIS CULTURE – In Secret Drugs of Buddhism, Mike Crowley claims the covert survival of the Vedic Soma tradition in Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as other use of psychedelic mushrooms. But is Crowley’s research credible?  Moreover, there i…

A Rebuttal to Criticisms of The Cannabis Soma Theory in Secret Drugs of Buddhism by Mike Crowley

CANNABIS CULTURE – In this article, part 4 in a series on the identity of the ancient Vedic and Avestan sacraments soma and haoma,  I will address some recent despairing criticisms of The Cannabis Soma Theory As it was laid out in my 2010 book Cannabis…

The Mushroom Soma Theory: A Critical Analysis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Undoubtedly, currently the most popular candidate for Soma has been the Amanita muscaria mushroom, which, with its bright red speckled cap, and this association, has become something of a generic symbol for psychedelics, and psychede…

University In Houston Testing Psilocybin For Treatment-Resistant Depression

While psilocybin is a controlled Schedule I substance, the FDA is allowing the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to test it as part of a global Phase II clinical trial.

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