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Entheogen news roundup...
« on: April 06, 2011, 12:08:30 PM »
Just dumping a bunch of links, feel free to repost memes at appropriate channels...

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The Effects of Psychoactive Cactus Juice - By Chris Kilham
Published April 06, 2011
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/04/06/health-benefits-psychoactive-cactus-juice/

John Stossel - Medical Marijuana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BC2-DuMzoQ

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Montel Williams and John Stossel discuss the medical efficacy of marijuana and the stance of the DEA.
"The U.S. Government owns the patent for Marijuana" ~ Montel Williams (@3:00) U.S. Patent #6630507- Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants
(via The Psychedelic Apocalypse)

Health Benefits of Cactus
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4627926/health-benefits-of-cactus?playlist_id=86906

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The Medicine Hunter and Dr. Manny visit Toloache in New York City to find out how eating a prickly plant can boost your health and wellness

Heroin vs. Häagen-Dazs: What Food Addiction Looks Like in the Brain
http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/04/heroin-vs-haagen-dazs-what-food-addiction-looks-like-in-the-brain/

Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development [Paperback]
Neal M. Goldsmith Ph.D.
http://www.amazon.com/Psychedelic-Healing-Entheogens-Psychotherapy-Development/dp/1594772509

The Exile Nation Project
http://exilenation.org/


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A film by Charles Shaw
The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other country. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America's criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."

Boost Your Sexual Mojo With Amazon Herbs - By Chris Kilham
Published March 29, 2011
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/03/28/boost-sexual-mojo-amazon-herbs/

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"...use of catuaba and muirapuama together to increase libido and improve sexual function...barks of two trees, catuaba Erthyroxylum catuaba and muirapuama Ptychopetalum olacoides. Both have been widely used by natives and non-natives for centuries, to increase libido and improve sexual potency...
In addition to the natural lift imparted by guarana–fortified shakes, many customers who frequent guarana stands also seek sexual stimulation. Every stand offers an herbal “super sex drink"

Paul Stamets on “What would you do to help heal the Japanese landscape around the failing nuclear reactors?”
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The Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone
 
Myco-remediation of the Japanese Landscape After Radioactive Fallout
 
Many people have written me and asked more or less the same question: “What would you do to help heal the Japanese landscape around the failing nuclear reactors?”
 
The enormity and unprecedented nature of this combined natural and human-made disaster will require a massive and completely novel approach to management and remediation. And with this comes a never before seen opportunity for collaboration, research and wisdom.
 
The nuclear fallout will make continued human habitation in close proximity to the reactors untenable. The earthquake and tsunami created enormous debris fields near the nuclear reactors. Since much of this debris is wood, and many fungi useful in mycoremediation are wood decomposers and build the foundation of forest ecosystems, I have the following suggestions:
 
1) Evacuate the region around the reactors.
2) Establish a high-level, diversified remediation team including foresters, mycologists, nuclear and radiation experts, government officials, and citizens.
3) Establish a fenced off Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone.
4) Chip the wood debris from the destroyed buildings and trees and spread throughout areas suffering from high levels of radioactive contamination.
5) Mulch the landscape with the chipped wood debris to a minimum depth of 12-24 inches.
6) Plant native deciduous and conifer trees, along with hyper-accumulating mycorrhizal mushrooms, particularly Gomphidius glutinosus, Craterellus tubaeformis, and Laccaria amethystina (all native to pines). G. glutinosus has been reported to absorb – via the mycelium – and concentrate radioactive Cesium 137 more than 10,000-fold over ambient background levels. Many other mycorrhizal mushroom species also hyper-accumulate.
7) Wait until mushrooms form and then harvest them under Radioactive HAZMAT protocols.
8 ) Continuously remove the mushrooms, which have now concentrated the radioactivity, particularly Cesium 137, to an incinerator. Burning the mushroom will result in radioactive ash. This ash can be further refined and the resulting concentrates vitrified (placed into glass) or stored using other state-of-the-art storage technologies.

http://coalitionforpositivechange.com/stamets-fallout-mycoremediation.pdf

The End of Heroin
http://www.talkingdrugs.org/the-end-of-heroin

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The UNODC has announced that a fungus is killing the Afghan opium crop. Maria Antonio Costas has said that the fungus is infecting about a half of the Afghani  opium crop, an economic disaster for Afghan farmers. The area’s most affected are those were the insurgency against NATO is strongest.

Could Afghan Poppies Be Painkillers for the Poor?
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/weekinreview/14mcneil.html?_r=1&src=tptw

Banana peel can purify water, say scientists
http://positivetv.tv/news/banana-peel-can-purify-water-say-scientists/

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[MONTEVIDEO] Banana peels can be used to purify drinking water contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as copper and lead, according to a study.

Researchers from the Bioscience Institute at Botucatu, Brazil, said that the skins can outperform even conventional purifiers such as aluminium oxide, cellulose and silica. These have potentially toxic side effects and are expensive.

The team’s method follows previous work that showed that plant parts, such as apple and sugar cane wastes, coconut fibres and peanut shells, can remove toxins from water.

These natural materials contain chemicals that have an affinity for metals.

“I was at home eating bananas when I had the idea: ‘Why not make something with this?’” Gustavo Rocha de Castro, a researcher at the institute and co-author of this study, told SciDev.Net.

De Castro and colleagues dried the peels in the sun for a week, ground them and added them to river water containing known concentrations of copper and lead. They found that the peels absorbed 97 per cent of the metals after just one hour.

Bananas: The Miracle Fruit
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/03/16/bananas-miracle-fruit/?cmpid=cmty_fb_Gigya_Bananas%3A_The_Miracle_Fruit

How Bananas and Herbs May Prevent the Transmission of HIV
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/01/11/bananas-herbs-prevent-transmission-hiv/

Chemical in Bananas Identified as Potent Inhibitor of HIV Infection
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100315091303.htm

Salvia Divinorum Love Bomb - a trip report
http://www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=1105

Quinoa’s Global Success Creates Quandary at Home
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/world/americas/20bolivia.html

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LA PAZ, Bolivia — When NASA scientists were searching decades ago for an ideal food for long-term human space missions, they came across an Andean plant called quinoa. With an exceptional balance of amino acids, quinoa, they declared, is virtually unrivaled in the plant or animal kingdom for its life-sustaining nutrients.
But while Bolivians have lived off it for centuries, quinoa remained little more than a curiosity outside the Andes for years, found in health food shops and studied by researchers — until recently.

Now demand for quinoa (pronounced KEE-no-ah) is soaring in rich countries, as American and European consumers discover the “lost crop” of the Incas. The surge has helped raise farmers’ incomes here in one of the hemisphere’s poorest countries. But there has been a notable trade-off: Fewer Bolivians can now afford it, hastening their embrace of cheaper, processed foods and raising fears of malnutrition in a country that has long struggled with it.

Heroic Doses of LSD, Psilocybin, or DMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v3UDO0kCyo

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Working with a Heroic Dose of LSD, Psilocybin, or DMT. By http://www.NeuroSoup.com

Ron Paul: Hemp for Victory
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/ron-paul-hemp-legalization

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Mother Jones: Hemp is a natural, eco-friendly fiber with a wide range of industrial uses, none of which involve getting high. So why has Congress been treating it like an illegal drug?

Ron Paul: Because they don't have any common sense and they don't know what they are talking about and it's sort of an hysterical reaction to the drug war. If they had any sense at all they would just legalize it like it was for most of our history. So it is rather bizarre.

Medical marijuana for ADD and it's good for kids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj72e5q61Fs

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MSNBC's Keith Olbermann interviews a bold and honest physician/pediatrician from the University of Southern California who explains how medical cannabis can be used to treat ADD in children

New! DMT - The Spirit Molecule 1/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubuTR5vXISA

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New Documentary Movie about DMT - The Spirit Molecule with Navigator Joe Rogan! Buy DVD at http://thespiritmolecule.com/

Joe Rogan: With the help of two concepts that are traditionally opposed, science and spirituality, we humbly reintroduce psychedelics back into the cultural dialogue.

DMT the Spirit Molecule, it's a conundrum, it's a paradox, what the spirit is the inner world, the molecule is the external world. So psychedelics take us from the science to the spirit - Alex Grey

DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/diy-backyard-beekeeping-47031701

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If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. It takes about the same amount of time and effort to keep your veggies producing as it does to keep bees. One big bonus of beekeeping: They help your vegetables, flower and other garden plants thrive! Oh, and then -- of course -- there's the honey (not to mention the joy of a new hobby, and the knowledge that you're doing something to help bees at a time when this critical pollinator is in crisis).

Cocoa, Food of The Gods
http://medicinehunter.com/cocoa/

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“After water, cocoa is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love.” - Chris Kilham

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