Roger Roger – Rhapsody In Green – Effluves | Luxuriance (Music for Plants)

A rare album, half classical music and half electronic music, from 1978 released on Tchou livre-disque record (Tchou label), composed by famous library musician Roger Roger (helped by Nino Nardini), illustrating a spoofy essay (by Martin Monestier) about the impact of music on plant growth. “Roger Roger (5 August 1911 – 12 June 1995) was…

Eleusinian Mysteries

They are the “most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece.” The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece.  Demeter (/dᵻˈmiːtər/; Attic: Δημήτηρ Dēmḗtēr) is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture.  Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sacred law, and…

Psychedelic Drugs Could Radically Improve Asia’s Mental Healthcare

From Forbes by Tim Chen on Jun 29, 2017 @ 11:01 PM Psychedelic drugs describe a class of substances which, when taken, can affect and alter the ways in which you think and how you perceive the world. For instance, psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” can induce vivid hallucinations and heightened self-awareness; MDMA, also known as…

Brugmansia | Angel’s trumpet

Angel’s trumpet is a woody tree or shrub, with pendulous flowers. The leaves and flowers are used to make medicines.  Despite serious safety concerns, people use angel’s trumpet as a recreational drug to induce hallucinations and euphoria. Brugmansia have traditionally been used in many South American indigenous cultures in medical preparations and as an entheogen…

Argyreia nervosa | Hawaiian baby woodrose

A. nervosa is a rare example of a plant whose hallucinogenic properties were not recognized until recent times. While several of its cousins in the Convolvulaceae family, such as Heavenly Blue Morning Glory were used in shamanic rituals, A. nervosa was not traditionally used for this purpose. Hawaiian baby woodrose is a perennial climbing vine…

LSD produces ‘higher’ level of consciousness

Originally published in Independent.co.uk First evidence found that LSD produces ‘higher’ level of consciousness, scientists claim However the increased brain activity detected is not actually ‘better’, according to the researchers Scientists claim to have found the first evidence that psychedelic drugs create a “higher level of consciousness”. LSD, the “date rape” drug ketamine and psilocybin, the active…

Microdosing helps create a “Delightful Focus”

Originally published in MedicalXpress ‘Microdosing’ trend has Americans tuning in with psychedelics “Your mind moves swiftly but not erratically, with a kind of really delightful focus.” After a litany of prescriptions failed to control her stormy mood swings and deep depression, writer Ayelet Waldman finally found relief in a blue vial of diluted LSD. Feeling…

Theobroma cacao | Ceremonial Cacao

Ceremonial Cacao (Theobroma cacao) The cacao tree is native to the Americas. It originated in Central America as well as parts of Mexico. Originally over 5000 years ago, consumed by pre-Columbian cultures along the Yucatán including the Mayans, and as far back as Olmeca civilization in spiritual ceremonies. It can be found as well in…