Comedian Shane Mauss Presents ‘Good Trip’ at Helium Tonight

Hi! I’m Shane Mauss.  You may have heard about this tour on The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell Family Hour, You Made It Weird, Bertcast, Never Not Funny, Doug Loves Movies, Put Your Hands Together, or one of many other podcasts.  But […]

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Why psychedelic drugs are having a medical renaissance

For C.J. Hardin, an Army veteran, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder is an everyday feat. After years of pills and therapy failed to help his disorder, Hardin knew he needed an alternative. So he turned to a surprising substitute that’s […]

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Psychedelic Drugs Now Used in Human Studies

After decades of political suppression, studies on psychedelics are now experiencing what top researchers have dubbed a renaissance. Here are four drugs that made recent breakthroughs in psychedelic science: Psilocybin for end-of-life psychological disorders Two small, controlled trials of “magic […]

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DEA Withdraws Kratom Schedule 1 Proposal

Across the United States, an opioid overdose epidemic shatters countless lives. St. Louis particularly suffers from this often misunderstood, dynamic & pervasive crisis. Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom as a safer alternative, but all promising […]

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Ancient Incubator at Cosmic Reunion

“The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, the world comes into existence.” Mircea Eliade Ancient Incubator was an idea born out of a desire […]

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A Closer Look At That “First Legal Ayahuasca Church In America” Story You’ve Seen Hyped In The Media

If you visited Facebook or any of the many alternative media websites that reported it last month, you’ve probably seen stories stating that taking ayahuasca in a legal “church” setting is now possible here in the United States. For many it was cause to celebrate, as the reputation of the Amazonian plant medicine’s ability to help with the epidemic of mental and physical illnesses that Americans struggle with is growing exponentially.

Even larger mainstream news outlets picked up the story, with the Daily Beast calling it the “First Legal Ayahuasca Church” and Vice’s MUNCHIES food channel interviewing the founder of Ayahuasca Healings, Trinity de Guzman, in an article entitled “America is Getting its First Legal Ayahuasca Church.”

But is it true? Is it legal? Is it even a church? What exactly is going on here?

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Becoming Conscious of the Unconscious

In this episode Professor Thurman discusses how to deepen our mental realism about what we are, what our inner world & processes are by applying the famous Buddhist Eightfold Path. There is a great difference between Buddhist psychology and Western psychology (not a religious difference, but a scientific one). Buddhist psychology does not accept that you have to be unconscious, and that you are going to be driven forever by unconsciousness drives and energies.

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Synchronicity and the Mind of God: Unlocking the Mystery of Carl Jung’s “Meaningful Coincidence”

The following is excerpted from Under A Sacred Sky: Essays on the Philosophy and Practice of Astrology, recently published by The Wessex Astrologer.

“Those who believe that the world of being is governed by luck or chance and that it depends upon material causes are far removed from the divine and from the notion of the One.” –Plotinus, Ennead VI.9

While preparing for his role in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, actor Frank Morgan decided against using the costume offered him by the studio for his role as the traveling salesman Professor Marvel, opting instead to select his own wardrobe for the part. Searching through the racks of second-hand clothes assembled over the years by the MGM wardrobe department, he finally settled on an old frock coat that eventually served as his costume during the movie’s filming. Passing the time one day, Morgan idly turned out the inside of the coat’s pocket only to discover the name “L. Frank Baum” sewn into the jacket’s lining.

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A visual exploration of the art and photos from the meetings we have had so far. The Psychedelic Society of St Louis. Music by Electrelane and the song is called Film Music. This is a little view into the topics […]

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Why Becoming Self-Aware Should Be Next On Your 20-Something To-Do List

If you are currently in your 20s, the main responsibility I want to bestow on you is developing the self-awareness to know what makes you happy.

That is why we’re all here, right?

To have the best experience imaginable?

Despite the heavy emphasis we put on individual happiness here in America, we still fail, as a nation, to pull off breaking into the top 10 happiest countries in the world.

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