Mind Altering Science: David Luke – Exploring Exceptional Human Experience on Psychedelics: Ayahuasca, Telepathine and Parapsychology

The Amazonian sacramental decoction, ayahuasca (containing an alkaloid once called telepathine by Westerners), has been used by indigenous shamans and healers for several millennia. Apparently, for the explicit purposes of accessing altered states conducive to clairvoyance, precognition, telepathy, out-of-body travel, psychic diagnosis, psychic healing, and spirit [...]

24 October 2010|

Mind Altering Science: Jacqueline Braak – Insight in Ayahuasca

In literature much can be found about the visions and the insights people can get from ayahuasca. What is striking here is that the visions are described in great detail while the insights only marginally are mentioned. This lack of information lead to a bachelor thesis on the [...]

24 October 2010|

Mind Altering Science: Daniel Waterman – Explanatory Models, Empirical Research & ‘Cognitive Liberty’

The revival of psychedelic research signals an inspiring change in official attitudes towards 'mind-altering' substances, altered states of consciousness and their potential as catalysts of religious/mystical experience, 'self-healing', consciousness research and creative expression. At the same time this 'research' still requires authorization by institutions that have a monopoly [...]

23 October 2010|