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    Wherever we see a group of humans gathered in some kind of community, there is a high probability that these people share a common religion. We see many different religions, amongst a variety of people, that all have their own beliefs. Through religion, we strive for the answers to difficult questions through acts of faith and worship. After watching “Shamans of the Amazon, ” one will discover another way to find these answers, using the Ayahuasca. In this film review, I will give a brief explanation of the film and then discuss the use of psychedelic drugs in religion. I will then compare and contrast the use of psychedelic drugs in the Shaman’s religion with the recreational use of psychedelic drugs today. The “Shamans of the Amazon” is…

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    Throughout history the US media has unfairly portrayed psychedelic drugs, the counterculture, and philosophies behind them. Psychedelic drugs have been not only misportrayed and lied about, but the work of many successful scientists has been ignored because of the bad stigma behind psychedelic drugs. We will explore how psychedelic drugs can benefit society and help many people. Only until the psychedelic renaissance, present day, has some of the media started seeing psychedelic culture for what…

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    What Is Psychedelic Rock?

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    Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs. It emerged during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United States and United Kingdom. It often used new recording techniques and effects that drew on non-Western sources such the ragas and drones of Indian music. Psychedelic rock bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock…

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    Psychedelic Drug Research

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    A psychedelic drug is a substance with psychoactive properties that targets specific receptors in the brain, altering perception and sometimes causing hallucinations. Most, if not all psychedelic substances are illegal in the United States, and have been presented as dangerous, addictive, and having no medical uses. However, researchers around the world have started studies on the benefits of these drugs in clinical trials. As David Derbyshire says in his article “ Healing Trip,” for people who…

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    Psychedelic drugs are used in various ways and there's been some debate about psychedelic drugs incorparated into the lives of humans. In my opinion, the use of psychedelic drugs are okay and the effects of taking this drug lead to more positive than negative reactions. Based on the article, the writer explains that psychedelic drugs can be harmless and beneficial when it's taken appropriately. Therefore, If psychedelic drugs can provide something very valuable to humans or not, we can ingested…

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    If you were depressed, feeling alone, and you wanted to end it all, but a small dose of LSD, or peyote could save your life, would you take it? This is a question many people ponder, and the answer always comes back to ethics. For this reason, psychedelic drugs should be used to treat physical and mental illnesses. What psychedelics are used to treat illnesses? There are many. LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms, DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, mescaline, found…

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    Psychedelic can be defined as “of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied by severe perceptual distortion and hallucinations and by extreme feelings of either euphoria or despair.”(Rubin 15) Whereas psychedelic art is described as the visual displays inspired by these drugs. LSD is the main drug used for inducing psychedelic states. Psilocybin and mescaline are also experiences or states caused by drugs like LSD;…

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    Psychedelic Drugs Essay

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    arounder has additional psychedelic effects that can lead to possible hallucinations or impair or alter the perception of the user’s reality. Many of the psychedelic substances have been used long before the popular use in the sixties and could be traced back to ancient religious and medicinal rituals. Psychedelics can be found in thousands of plant. People have used these substances dating back to ancient times in religious ceremonies, to…

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    Ayahuasca History Essay

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    responds to the needs of each individual due to their unique biochemistry and mental state. This explains how the drug, along with the shaman, takes the individual where they need to go, versus where they want or expect to go. While some may argue the life altering ability of Ayahuasca, it is harder to argue against it changing people’s worldview or outlook on life. While it is known by many that hallucinogenic drugs can increase creativity while under their influence, Ayahuasca is proving to…

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    Tom Robbins, 82, is a hyper-imaginative writer who watches his own life desirously. He writes his books that are unpredictable, wildly entertaining stories with solid social and rationality undercurrents. He 's also a New York Times bestselling writer, wrote eight books since the mid 70 's. His fourth novel, Jitterbug Perfume (1984), starts with four epic stories from past to future, themed around the quest for eternality. It takes us from old Bohemia and the Himalaya Mountains to present day…

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