Friday, May 6, 2016

you’re a mindless robot with no free will

More evidence that you’re a mindless robot with no free will.
"The results of two Yale University psychology experiments suggest that what we believe to be a conscious choice may actually be constructed, or confabulated, unconsciously after we act — to rationalize our decisions. A trick of the mind."

Slides for talk on Psilocybin and the Brain

PPT slides for talk on Psilocybin and the Brain, covering effects, etc.  From a local meetup group presentation.

Mindfulness beats Depression

"the new study – the largest-ever analysis of research on the subject - found mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) helped people just as much as commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs and that there was no evidence of any harmful effects."

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Meditation for Veterans

Mind Body Medicine from the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Psilocybin reduces psychological pain after social exclusion

Psilocybin reduces psychological pain after social exclusion, more evidence that psychedelics can be useful in the treatment of many psychological problems.

Soma = Psilocybin Mushroom

Theories about the vedic soma are a dime a dozen, but here's another one, based on the scene depicted on some ancient burial textiles.

"Good fruit we drink you, elixir of life, and achieve physical strength or light of god, and control over senses.  In this situation, what can our internal enemy do to us, what even can violent people can do to us."