Psychedelic Science

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  1. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    Anyone interested?

    I'm off to the launch event of The Psychedelic Society of Glasgow a week on Friday.

    This guy is talking.

    I'm pretty excited. Maybe psychedelic therapies aren't too far off?
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  2. Kim Wrong Un

    Kim Wrong Un Active Member

    funnily enough, we saw a Genesis tribute act last night called the Musical Box, from Montreal, who specialise in recreating Gabriel-era gigs. At times amazing, at others just beyond weird. (it actually got super weird when an elderly man in the audience had a heart attack and got taken out!) The music and whole stage performance/lighting/costumes were very trippy. Lyrics nearly all gibberish but fantastic fun and some of the music was rather beautiful.
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  3. Kim Wrong Un

    Kim Wrong Un Active Member

    I personally am going to save the lysergics for later on in life when I'm marooned in a care home.
  4. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    I should add that the video above is about treating severe depression with psilocybin (active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and the research seems to be pretty promising so far. :)
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  5. craig72

    craig72 Well-Known Member

    I enjoy sword fencing curtains with an old stick when im on mushrooms..
  6. diver

    diver Well-Known Member

    Citalopram all the way.
  7. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    Watch the video. A lot of people don't respond to anti-d's or traditional counselling. Psilocybin (with a qualified therapist) really seems to have helped a lot of people in this study, all (iirc) of whom were resistant to other treatments. It sounds a bit hypocritical but I prefer the idea of occasional exposure to a natural substance than man made anti-d's everyday.
  8. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

  9. Kim Wrong Un

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  10. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    The headline is a bit click-baity and I'm not sure is reflective of why ~150 of us were at a scientifically in-depth lecture on a Friday night. I'm guessing many of the attendees would be pro-legalisation, but judging by the questions asked afterwards, a fair number of them were uni students studying neuroscience, psychology, etc.

    Also the SNP voted at their last conference to re-examine the drug laws, so things could change in the not so distant future. I don't think it will be long before psilocybin and MDMA are used in therapy anyway.
  11. Kim Wrong Un

    Kim Wrong Un Active Member

    I get all the arguments and support clinical trials but I can't ever imagine legalisation of recreational LSD though. People do lose their minds and have frightening experiences. I know people who have never fully recovered 20 years later. I think with other substances there are ways you can try to regulate safe use but LSD will always be a total lottery. I don't see how it could ever be sold over a counter, especially if there was no way of vetting someone's mental state. If it was prescription-only, a doctor would have to identify a medical reason but for recreational use?! no chance.
  12. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

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  13. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    The Psychedelic Society of Glasgow had its first 'social' event yesterday, basically just a pub meetup. It went from being almost cancelled last Wednesday (due to lack of interest) to eight people attending. I only really worked out the best place to advertise it on Thursday... So it was a really nice and interesting bunch of people. My plan is to organise one every 2 or 3 months. Hopefully get a load more people next time. If anyone from here is interested in attending such events in Glasgow, give me a shout. :)
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  14. Johnny Vodka

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  15. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka Well-Known Member

    Anyone interested in or experienced ayahuasca?
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  17. Zapclub93

    Zapclub93 Member

    Strangely enough I am reading this book too at the moment ... haven’t got too far yet though
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  18. It's a very interesting subject, well for me anyway. I have read a few books and attended a few conferences including how psychedelics are used as a healing tool rather than recreationally across the world now and throughout history. is good for people looking more into this way of thinking or if you like the more plant based, shamanic side of things this is a great event
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  19. ElrowLovers

    ElrowLovers Member

    Interested yes. Experienced no. Do know some people in Ibiza that took it there though.
    Also heard of San pedro there...cactus?
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  20. claretclubber

    claretclubber Active Member

    My friend travels to Holland to attend retreats where they use psychedelics. Many of the people there are using it as a form therapy.

    He loves it, usually set in a big country house, they sit in a large circle on cushions/mattresses, get a dosage of the drug and everyone goes into their own world.
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