Psychedelics Shown to Heal Damaged Brain Cells in Depression

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/06/13/psychedelics-shown-to-heal-damaged-brain-cells-from-depression/

“Research in recent years has shown that psychedelics like LSD, magic mushroomsMDMA and DMT from ayahuasca can help with addiction, depression, phobias, schizophrenia, anxiety and even prisoner recidivism rates.

New research on substances like tryptamines, DMT and magic mushrooms; amphetamines, including MDMA; and ergolines, like LSD revealed that some of these substances can regrow parts of nerve cells in the brain, which may explain their restorative abilities. Amazingly, they can repair parts of the prefrontal cortex, involved in the brain’s reward center and executive functioning…

“Researchers in California have demonstrated these substances, banned as illicit drugs in many countries, are capable of rewiring parts of the brain in a way that lasts well beyond the drugs’ effects. This means psychedelics could be the “next generation” of treatments for mental health disorders which could be more effective and safer than existing options…

In previous studies by the same team, a single dose of DMT, the key ingredient in ayahuasca medicinal brews of Amazonian tribes, has been shown to help rats overcome a fear of electric shock meant to emulate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now they have shown this dose increases the number of branch-like dendrites sprouting from nerve cells in the rat’s brain…

People have long assumed that psychedelics are capable of altering neuronal structure, but this is the first study that clearly and unambiguously supports that hypothesis.”‘

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65%

http://themindunleashed.com/2018/02/7-amazing-brain-hacks-backed-science.html

“Marconi Union, in collaboration with sound therapists at Mindlab International, created a song called Weightless. It was actually designed to reduce anxiety by carefully mixing harmonies, rhythms, and basslines in unique ways.

The song worked better than they thought it would. It induced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date… It significantly lowers the stress hormone cortisol, while reducing anxiety by 65 percent and lowering psychological resting states by 35 percent. The ultimate brain hack.”

https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/neuroscience-says-listening-to-this-one-song-reduces-anxiety-by-up-to-65-percent.html

3 Wild Herbs for Lucid Dreaming

https://wakeup-world.com/2017/07/08/3-wild-herbs-for-lucid-dreaming/

“Do you remember what you dreamt about last night?  How about the night before? For thousands of years, we humans have placed a ton of value on the content of these bedtime reveries, deriving inner wisdom and even premonitions from them… They are one of behavioral science’s biggest mysteries, with no agreed-upon theory of their origin and specific purpose…

The quest for many is to achieve the lucid dream, or “knowing we’re dreaming” inside the dream. The lucid dreamers I know are able to navigate their dreamscape with an awakened mind… They can run, jump, and fly at will, gaining profound inner wisdom from the experience.

If you would like to dream more at night, and perhaps experience the magical lucid dream, there are three wild herbs that have been used throughout time to accomplish just that…

Wild Asparagus Root – Asparagus racemosus

Also known as “The Flying Herb,” it’s believed that wild asparagus root helps one fly through the universe at night, achieving magnificent dreams…

Valerian Root – Valeriana officinalis

[A]n herb that not only promotes deep states of sleep that are fertile ground for vivid dreams, but also boosts our ability to remember what happened the morning after…

Mugwort – Artemisia vulgaris

Known for its dream-enhancing effects, many report that it magnifies the brilliance of color and overall duration of their mid-slumber journeys… Mugwort grows just about everywhere… Is it sheer chance that this sacred herb that reportedly heightens consciousness is sprouting up all around us?”

#Triggered? Mass Hypnosis and Trigger Words

http://truthstreammedia.com/2017/05/11/triggered-mass-hypnosis-trigger-words/

“We live in a world where our television “programming” these days literally counts people down into the broadcast with flickering lights and fast spinning graphics so intricate, there’s no way someone’s conscious mind is taking it all in. The information then gets imparted and the viewing audience is swirled back out again… a lot like a hypnosis session.

Now, all we’re hearing about these days is the concept of “trigger words”… from blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War to the so-called hypersensitive Millennial snowflake phenomenon, the system is really pushing the idea that words can trigger anyone at any time (provided they are the right words…)

But the idea of “trigger words” is yet another concept that has always traditionally been related to hypnosis, brainwashing and Manchurian Candidates… and spoken about as if its a hokey, debunked, pseudoscientific joke if anything. That is, up until recently.

Is there a concerted effort to make sure everyone knows how easily triggered they are?Because it sure seems like it.” ~Melissa Dykes

Ultimate Guide to Microdosing Mushrooms

https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing-mushrooms/

“Microdosing has become a hot new trend amongst Silicon Valley professionals and entrepreneurs looking for a creative edge in business. But the use of sub-perceptual amounts of psychedelics is not limited to only career-oriented individuals. In fact, several users have reported success with microdosing mushrooms to help with depression, smoking cessation, and general emotional balance.

For the uninitiated, microdosing is the act of consuming sub-perceptual amounts of psychedelics, most often LSD and Magic Mushrooms. Sub-perceptual means the effects are subtle but noticeable. Typically, individuals integrate sub-perceptual doses into their weekly routine for higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills. Microdosing also helps to heighten spiritual awareness and enhance all five senses…

From a positive psychological perspective, users report more appreciation for life, improved mood, more patience, stronger relational bonds, and a gradual buildup of openness when used over a period.”

The Science of Psilocybin and Its Use to Relieve Suffering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-v8ePXPd4

“Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.”

Scientists Discover Psychedelic Substances Raise Consciousness Level

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/scientists-discover-psychedelic-substances-raise-consciousness-level-video_042017

“Scientists claim to have found the first evidence that psychedelic drugs create a “higher level of consciousness.”  LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin were all found to increase tiny magnetic fields produced by the brain.”

Increased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46421#results

“We have demonstrated, for the first time, that measures of neural signal diversity that are known to be sensitive to conscious level, are also sensitive to the changes in brain dynamics associated with the psychedelic state. We found that the psychedelic state induces increased brain-wide signal diversity as compared to placebo, across a range of measures and three different psychedelic compounds… Together, these findings constitute a new neural correlate of the psychedelic state that may have important broader implications for our understanding of the neural correlates of consciousness.”

The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/04/13/spiritual-consequences-alcohol-consumption/

“We have to ask why alcohol is legal throughout most of the world, yet in many countries, and specifically the United States, psychedelics are illegal. The conscious and safe use of psychedelics or “visionary medicines” are known to assist in mind expansion, to initiate spiritual experiences where people have communed with the divine, healed numerous physical and spiritual ailments, increase intelligence, help to re-pattern the brain in a positive way, assist people in aligning with their soul’s purpose, and have inspired many people to create great works of art and other innovative creations.

It seems that these substances would definitely be banned and discouraged if there truly is an agenda seeking to oppress the human potential and keep us “in the dark” regarding who we are as spiritual beings, our innate potential, and the path to empowerment.”

How to Tell if You Have a Healthy Brain

https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2017/02/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-healthy-brain/

“We accumulate toxins in the brain over a period of years because we live in a toxin-rich world these days. Our air is polluted. Our water is polluted. Our food is polluted. Our bodies are polluted. This is an unavoidable fact of modern society. Right now your body has detectable levels of hundreds of toxic substances inside of it, including plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and more. We live in an impure world, and so our bodies are filled with impurities. We soak up environmental toxins like sponges. Even with sophisticated internal detoxification systems, our bodies can’t keep up with the load, so these toxins pile up, particularly in the brain.

The brain is a resilient organ, so when toxins accumulate within it, the effect is usually gradual, and in the beginning the effect may be negligible. If a single neuron misfires now and then, it probably won’t affect our thinking. But when the toxic load becomes great enough, neurons may misfire or even die en masse.

When neurons don’t perform as they should, we suffer mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally…

An unhealthy brain is also more susceptible to addiction. A healthy brain has a stronger prefrontal cortex, which can override addictive impulses. The more addictions you drop, the stronger this part of your brain becomes, and the more disciplined you’ll feel internally.

Detoxification leads to a feeling of greater inner harmony… The experience of living with a harmonious mind is very different from living with a disharmonious one…

I inadvertently started on this path in 1993 when I stopped eating animals. Back then I didn’t realize what a powerful step that was… Going vegan helped even more, as did experimenting with raw foods, drinking pure filtered water, and doing multiple rounds of intensive detox such as those shared by Alex Bloom and Josh Macin

This is no easy path, but in today’s world it’s a crucial one that you ignore at your peril. We can’t turn our backs on the toxic overload that’s in our air, water, and food. We’re immersed in it every day now, and we can’t prevent it from affecting our minds. We must take steps to slow and reverse the damage if we are to be fully self-actualized human beings.” ~Steve Pavlina