5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

July 11, 2014

Openhearted Rebel

Fickr - Psychedelic - burningmaxWritten by April M. Short, AlterNet, Waking Times, July 10, 2014

A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality.

The problem with banning anything out of a fear of the unknown is that many unknowns will remain. Such is the story of many psychedelic drugs in the U.S. While the government has experimented with various psychedelic compounds (take the CIA’s secret attempts at LSD mind-control between 1953 to 1964) over the years prohibition has become the name of the game.

In response to a cultural upheaval beginning in the 1960s that saw more and more people independently experimenting with mind-altering drugs, the U.S. government has cracked down on every psychedelic it can muster, often without first exploring their potential medical uses. The U.S. Department of Justice has demonized psychedelics, listing many of them (including LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and MDMA) as felony-status, schedule I substances with “high…

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