Tag Archives | Psychedelics

Inside The Army’s Cold War Experiments In Psychochemical Warfare

The New Yorker unravels the military’s secret program to develop the ultimate “humane” weapon for the wars of the future — mass-delirium-inducing gas:

Colonel James S. Ketchum dreamed of war without killing. He joined the Army in 1956 and left it in 1976, and in that time became the military’s leading expert in a secret Cold War experiment: to fight enemies with clouds of psychochemicals that temporarily incapacitate the mind-—causing, in the words of one ranking officer, a “selective malfunctioning of the human machine.”

Today, the facility, Edgewood Arsenal, is a crumbling assemblage of buildings on the Chesapeake Bay. But for some of the surviving test subjects, and for the doctors who tested them, what happened at Edgewood remains deeply unresolved.

I spoke to a former Edgewood test subject who was given the nerve agent VX. The effect was rapid. There was a radio on in the room, but the words made little sense.

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All Politicians Should Use LSD

Actor Larry Hagman, a mainstay of television known for his roles on shows such as Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie, died this past Friday. In a rare case of psychedelics being discussed frankly and positively on mainstream TV, he explained why all of our politicians should be required to undergo an LSD trip at least once:
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Ecstasy Is New Drug Of Choice For PTSD

Rick Doblin has been one of the few medical doctors in the United States, or actually make that more or less anywhere in the developed world, willing to stick his neck out and conduct clinical trials of psychedelic drugs.

His work has been variously profiled by the alternative press (including, of course, Under The Influence: The Disinformation Guide to Drugs), but it seems that his time may finally have come for some mainstream acceptance. Benedict Carey profiles the work of Doblin’s Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) organization for the New York Times:

Hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress have recently contacted a husband-and-wife team who work in suburban South Carolina to seek help. Many are desperate, pleading for treatment and willing to travel to get it.

The soldiers have no interest in traditional talking cures or prescription drugs that have given them little relief. They are lining up to try an alternative: MDMA, better known as Ecstasy, a party drug that surfaced in the 1980s and ’90s that can induce pulses of euphoria and a radiating affection.

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New LSDs: A Far Out Menace

What caused the face eaters? This video seeks to explore this question.
"The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off!'" Vega told Miami television station WSVN. "The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin." Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Vega said.
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The Global Awakening

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Currently a huge change in human consciousness is undeniably underway. In terms of the number of people effected its scale is unprecedented. Its most obvious cause is the internet, or more accurately the “communications revolution” which also includes mobile phones and other technologies. Some think it is connected to ancient prophecies relating to “the great year,” an astrological concept describing the passage of time recorded by a phenomena called the procession of the equinox [*1]. Most people from that background refer to this change as “The Awakening”.

However, even without recourse to mysticism, it is obvious people are dramatically changing the way in which they think. Humans are shaped by their technologies and, just as the invention of fire helped evolve our digestive systems [*2], new methods of communication are altering the way your brain processes information. According to a recent study it is possible parts of your mind have already been subcontracted out to the online world [*3].… Read the rest

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Reality Sandwich Interviews Roslyn Dauber, Director of ‘The Medicine: Science and Psychedelics

Reality Sandwich's Adam Elenbaas interviewed Roslyn Dauber, director of The Medicine: Science and Psychedelics: a new documentary exploring the use of psychedelics in end of life care, a clip of which you can see below: A snip from the interview:
What did you learn from those experiences and how did it shape your path afterward? You are going to like this one. Have you ever heard of Dr. Muses? He was a mathematician into astrology and had this whole calendar based on Egyptian astrology... to do the substance ritually on a schedule. The idea was that those times were especially auspicious to release difficulties and open our awareness. It's impossible to answer how it changed my life, because I don't have another life to compare it too. I feel that I became more sensitive, open, and empathetic. The sessions were spiritual experiences for me, letting me know that there is Spirit we can connect with.
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Graham Hancock on The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

Writer and adventurer Graham Hancock recently appeared on comedian Duncan Trussell’s podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Hancock tackles a number of esoteric topics: psychedelics, sacred geometry, the pyramids, and the Freemasons, just to name a few.

Listen to the episode at Duncan Trussell’s website.

When you’re done, check out Duncan’s appearance on the DisinfoCast, and Graham’s appearance on Disinformation: The Podcast.

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Graham Hancock on “London Real” Podcast (Video)

Graham Hancock says, "I've posted a new video on my Youtube channel, It's an interview I did recently with a new Youtube podcast called "London Real". The hosts Brian Rose and Nic Gabriel are amongst the best interviewers it has ever been my pleasure to work with -- intelligent, original, thought-provoking and fun, the nearest thing in Britain to the wonderful "Joe Rogan Experience". London Real is going to be doing great shows in the years ahead. Highly recommended. Check out their Youtube channel here.
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