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The Most Influential People in Psychedelics

Meet the living legends, historical figures, and rising stars making an impact in the psychedelic community.

An integral part of our mission is to inform and inspire those curious about psychedelics. We celebrate the contributions of those who came before us, those who work alongside us, and those who are poised to bring psychedelics and psychedelic research into the future.

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ZOE CORMIER

Psychedelic Law Part 1: As the Psychedelic Legalization Debate Rages in the UK, People Suffer

Is the ‘psychedelic renaissance” really here? We explore the true cost of psychedelic prohibition in the U.K. in part one of this four-part series.

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ZOE CORMIER

Mind-bending Science: How Psychedelic Music Can (Literally) Transform Your Mind

Could psychedelic music be the key to transforming the mind? Zoe Cormier explores the science of and power of psychedelic music and how it helped her heal.

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ZEUS TIPADO

Opinion: What the Science of a Psychedelic Trip Can Tell You About Yourself

Are psychedelic trips influenced by pre existing concepts and ideas? Nature and nurture may be important factors in determining what your psychedelic trip says about you.

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Psychedelic Podcasts You Should Know

Explore key podcasts and individual episodes covering the psychedelic space.

With a wide expanse of topics, including the science, history, social, and spiritual implications of psychedelics, they offer something to new seekers and seasoned psychonauts alike.

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Psychedelic Guides

Our comprehensive psychedelic guides cover key topics such as effects, benefits, risks, legalities, and what to expect during a psychedelic experience.

Learn about accurate dosing, the subjective effects of psychedelics, the importance of integration, harm reduction and more.

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    Do Psychedelics Like LSD & Magic Mushrooms Enhance Creativity?

    Can They Teach Us To Be More Creative?

    Can They Teach Us To Be More Creative?

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    Can Psychedelics Help With Stress and Anxiety?

    Explore the science and stories behind psychedelic stress relief.

    Explore the science and stories behind psychedelic stress relief.

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    Psilocybin

    A Guide to Magic Mushrooms & Psilocybin Therapy

    A Guide to Magic Mushrooms & Psilocybin Therapy

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    The Essential Guide to Ibogaine & the Iboga Plant

    The Essential Guide to Ibogaine & the Iboga Plant

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    Ayahuasca and DMT

    Your Guide to the Spirit Molecule

    Your Guide to the Spirit Molecule

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    LSD

    A Comprehensive Guide to Having a Good Trip

    A Comprehensive Guide to Having a Good Trip

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    MDMA

    Your Guide on How to Use the “Love Drug” to Heal

    Your Guide on How to Use the “Love Drug” to Heal

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    Ketamine Therapy

    A Guide to Ketamine as Medicine

    A Guide to Ketamine as Medicine

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    The “God Molecule” Explained

    The “God Molecule” Explained

  • Mescaline Guide: Understanding the Magic of Peyote and San Pedro Cacti

    Mescaline Guide

    Understanding the Magic of Peyote and San Pedro Cacti

    Understanding the Magic of Peyote and San Pedro Cacti

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Studies About Psychedelics

Our translated psychedelic studies take dense scientific material and present them in a way that is easy to follow and understand. Learn more about the science of psychedelics and why it matters to you.
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    Psychedelic Study – Can Tripping Make People More Devout? How a 60-Year-Old Study Proves Psychedelics Could Have a Place in Religion

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    Psychedelic Study – MDMA As Medicine: How Molly May Treat PTSD

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    Psychedelic Study – Magic Mushrooms May Be a Powerful Tool to Treat End-of-Life Anxiety

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    Psychedelic Study – Ketamine Could Revolutionize Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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    Psychedelic Study – Psilocybin May Be Nature’s Gift to Combat Depression

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    Psychedelic Study – Can Ibogaine Help End The Opioid Epidemic?

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    Psychedelic Study – Magic Mushrooms for Depression: Psilocybin Therapy

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    Psychedelic Study – Can Psychedelic Medicine Change Psychiatric Care?

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    Psychedelic Study – The Power of Psychedelics: Healing With Hallucinogens

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    Psychedelic Study―What You Need to Know About the Healing Power of Psilocybin and Mindfulness

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Most classical and non-classical psychedelic drugs are prohibited in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. This family of chemical compounds are considered Schedule I drugs, the most tightly controlled and generally illegal class. This includes psilocybin (aka Magic Mushrooms), Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA), Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Ayahuasca, Ibogaine, Peyote, 2C-B, Cannabis, and others. Ketamine is also controlled under the same act and listed as a Schedule III drug. Due to the illegal or controlled nature of these drugs, it is not advised that you attempt to purchase, source, or otherwise possess any Scheduled substances, as you may be at risk of civil and criminal penalties.

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