Psilocybin mushrooms

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  • Hallucinogenic Research Paper

    but was used by Native Americans in religions practices for a long time. Indians use the peyote for spiritual strength, the ceremony consisted of an all-night prayer lead by a “healer” and everyone circles around a fire and sings while consuming peyote. Throughout the ritual, the sickness is supposed to be revealed so they may diagnose themselves. Its sole purpose is to heal a chosen individual. Though the ceremony tends to focus on one individual, everyone has the opportunity to better understand the nature of his or her own problems. It is very important to … Another drug that’s use throughout history is mushroom containing psilocybin. In central America, it was common religious practice. The substance which means “flesh of the gods” many would consume it in the morning and were used to “communicate with the gods, or to produce visions.” “before sunrise they ate the mushroom with honey, some started dancing others crying… some saw themselves die, some, saw a divine being. Today there is still fairly use of the drug, which I will…

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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    To begin with, psilocybin is found in all species belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots psilos (bare) and kube (head), translating into a New Latin term “psilocybe” (bare head), which can be explained by its very common and distinctive appearance (Azarius n.d.). If not, it will belong in the genera Gymnopilus (13 species), Panaeolus (7 species), Copelandia (12 species), Hypholoma (6 species),…

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  • Ergot Poisoning Research Paper

    LSD itself, but when does psilocybin get to show its potential once and for all? To begin with, psilocybin is found in all species belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots “psilos” (bare) and “kube” (head), translating into a New Latin term…

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  • History Of LSD And Psilocybin

    Origin of LSD and Psilocybin: Home Sweet Home Both these psychological drugs do not come in handy packages, all gift-wrapped and perfectly ready for the user to high on. Whether it is psilocybin being nicknamed “magic mushroom” or LSD in its natural pure state, it is not the organism itself, but a component that is found inside it and constantly produced as a “weapon” to fend off any predators, mainly herbivores and omnivores (obviously), those that do try to eat it. For psilocybin, they can…

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  • Informative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

    must learn that there is actually an organization called The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) which is a “non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.” This organization runs countless studies on how drugs from LSD to MDMA to Cannabis can help with mental illnesses and addictions. One of the most profound studies in my opinion is the…

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  • Timothy Leary's Aesthetic Movement: The Beatnik Movement

    Psilocybe mushrooms, the consumption of which produce psychotropic effects brought on by tryptamines like psilocybin, were the first hallucinogenic consumed by Timothy Leary and his friends at Harvard, and later became the subject of many psychological trials by him and his colleagues. Leary’s first explorations into the world of psychedelic drugs opened his mind to infinite possibilities and concepts, which would be put to use in his meeting of important minds throughout the 60’s and 70’s as…

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  • Ginkgo Biloba Research Paper

    Discovery of Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba or the Maidenhair Tree is a totally unique tree. It is the only surviving member of the Ginkgoaceae family and has no living relatives, making it to be completely isolated from the rest of the Plant Kingdom. To get a true sense of how isolated Ginkgo biloba is, this quote from http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/ginkgo-biloba sums up its situation quite well, “Ginkgo biloba is the only member of its genus, which is the only genus in its…

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  • Fungi Lab Report

    or club fungi, which are also known as mushrooms. Fungi can be found in a variety of diverse environments, such as grassland areas, decaying logs, or with symbiotic relationships with the roots of specific trees. Mushrooms acquire food by breaking cellulose down to glucose. This natural process is used by fungi to produce glucose as a food source (technology, 2013). In the final stage of breaking cellulose down to glucose the enzyme cellobiase is used to speed the reaction up. An enzyme is a…

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  • Jared Diamond's Theory Of Knowledge

    Ignorantly relying on what he has learned from his education, he choose not to trust, initially, the Fore’s knowledge. He was convinced that his research was the universal truth, and to his surprise he was incorrect. Trying to express his ideas from textbooks, Diamond “patiently explained to [his] companions that [he] had read about some mushrooms being poisonous” and that he has heard of “even American mushroom collectors dying because of difficulty of distinguishing safe from dangerous…

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  • Difference Between Common Sense And Skepticism

    difference between these two philosophical ideas can be seen in examples of everyday life. Using a hypothetical example of skepticism and common sense as well as the viewpoints of Moore and Lehrer, I will demonstrate the difference between skepticism and common sense. A hypothetical example that illustrates the difference between skepticism and common sense is two people; one is a believer in common sense, the other a skeptic, examining a possibly poisonous mushroom. A skeptic named…

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