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    something that is not actually there. Hallucinations usually occur when a drug is taken in very large quantities. There are many terms that describe hallucinogens such as phantasticants, psychedelic, psychotomimetic, and psychotogenic. Phantasticants are drugs that have a stimulating and inebriating property. Psychedelic refers to something that alters the mind, such as producing hallucinations. Psychotomimetic means acting in a psychotic manner. And psychotogenic, means psychosis generating, meaning

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    Psychedelic Yoga

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    originally appeared as an uncopyrighted set of mimeographed sheets sometime during the late 1960’s, which was freely distributed on a limited basis, probably in San Francisco. Psychedelic Yoga The Application of Yoga Meditation Techniques to the Use of Psychedelic Sacraments By Sri Brahmarishi Narad The fact that psychedelic drugs induce a greater sensitivity to subtle spiritual and psychic energies, and speed up the influx of impressions from deeper levels of consciousness, raises the immediate

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    Erika Dyck Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD on the Canadian Prairies (Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press, 2012). Erika Dyck provides the reader and interesting view of early historical psychological research on LSD, lysergic acid diethyl-amide. This book is composed of Dyck’s  scientific interpretation and dissection of earlier psychedelic psychiatry research by Humphry Osmond, and Abraham Hoffer. A Swiss biochemist named Albert Hofmann dissolved a minimal amount of      d-lysergic acid diethyl-amide

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    Pink Floyd

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    “The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, which one's Pink?” In the mid 60’s Syd Barrett formed a psychedelic band, with fellow Englishmen Roger Waters, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason. Barrett on lead guitar, Waters on bass, Wright on keyboards, and Mason on drums. The name came from two of Barrett’s favorite American blues-men, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. They began experimenting with intense instrumentals of feedback, electronic screeches, and unusual, eerie sounds

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    healer, but it does give all a similar sensation of peace in one’s self. As an individual I consider my healers to truly be music and soccer. In the article “The Trip Treatment” by Michael Pollan, he speaks of the effects participants get from the psychedelic drug with the intention of helping them lose the fear of death. A fear that can be assumed hits us all at a certain point in our lives. When it comes to reading an article like this, it makes me think “what heals me?” When I have a fear or when

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    Zinberg Social Control

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    The frequently used maxim for psychedelics, “use in a good place at a good time with good people,” is an example of this. Two rituals that are in harmony with the maxim are the selection of a pleasant rural setting for psychedelic use and the timing of use to avoid driving while ‘tripping.’ Informal sanctions, which are followed by both small and large groups of users, indicate

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    Heavy Metal Music

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    Heavy Metal Heavy metal from the 1960’s to the 1980’s was a different and hard time for heavy metal bands. Heavy Metal is a genre of rock n’ roll that was created in the late sixties and late seventies. With influences from blues-rock and psychedelic rock mostly blues. With there twelve bar blues and extended guitar solos help create many guitar styles. Heavy Metal is recognized by its loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass and drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres either

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    rave culture

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    Culture What is a rave? Raving is a highly subjective experience. One person's best rave is another person's worst. Any attempt to analyze rave culture must recognize the highly personal factor of the experience. Author Daniel Martin defines a rave as “a long period of constant energetic and stylistic dancing exhibited by a large group of people in a hot, crowded facility providing continuous loud House music and an accompanying strobe lit psychedelic light show” . Since the beginning of this culture

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    been a connection with drugs and music. In the past, most music was very big with drugs, especially psychedelic drugs. Many people think that this can help musicians with their creativity. Well, as you will find in this speech, you will see what the drugs do to the victims, how you know that these musicians are taking drugs , and the history about musicians in the 50’s to present day. Psychedelic drugs were really popular with musicians and artists and it had mostly affected music. It had mostly

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    Psychedelic Drugs (aka Psychedelics) Introduction: Throughout human history people have sought experiences that somehow transcend every day life. Some sort of wisdom that might progress their knowledge of self and of the world that they live in. For some reason they believed that the tangible world just could not be all there is to life. Some believed in a greater force that controlled them, some believed of invisible beings that influenced their lives, some of an actual other world that paralleled

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