Animals and Psychedelics

Author Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and suggests that, far from being confined to humans, the desire to experience altered states of consciousness is a natural drive shared by all living beings and that animals ...

Animals and Psychedelics

An Italian ethnobotanist explores the remarkable propensity of wild animals to seek out and use psychoactive substances. • Throws out behaviorist theories that claim animals have no consciousness. • Offers a completely new understanding of the role psychedelics play in the development of consciousness in all species. • Reveals drug use to be a natural instinct. From caffeine-dependent goats to nectar addicted ants, the animal kingdom offers amazing examples of wild animals and insects seeking out and consuming the psychoactive substances in their environments. Author Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and suggests that, far from being confined to humans, the desire to experience altered states of consciousness is a natural drive shared by all living beings and that animals engage in these behaviors deliberately. Rejecting the Western cultural assumption that using drugs is a negative action or the result of an illness, Samorini opens our eyes to the possibility that beings who consume psychedelics--whether humans or animals--contribute to the evolution of their species by creating entirely new patterns of behavior that eventually will be adopted by other members of that species. The author's fascinating accounts of mushroom-loving reindeer, intoxicated birds, and drunken elephants ensure that readers will never view the animal world in quite the same way again.

Darwin s Pharmacy

Animals and Psychedelics.” Available online at http:// www.forteantimes.com/
reviews/books/422/animals_and_psychedelics.html (accessed November 22,
2009). Pinchbeck, Daniel. Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into
the ...

Darwin s Pharmacy

Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin�s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as �eloquence adjuncts� that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse. Psychedelic plants seduce us to interact with them, building an ongoing interdependence: rhetoric as evolutionary mechanism. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noosphere, or thinking stratum of the earth. The realization that the human organism is part of an interconnected ecosystem is an apprehension of immanence that could ultimately benefit the planet and its inhabitants. To explore the rhetoric of the psychedelic experience and its significance to evolution, Doyle takes his readers on an epic journey through the writings of William Burroughs and Kary Mullis, the work of ethnobotanists and anthropologists, and anonymous trip reports. The results offer surprising insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xof-t2cAob4

Novel Psychoactive Drugs

Keywords: fauna psychedelic animals, psychedelics, NPS, novel psychoactive
substances, hallucinogens, psychedelic INTRODUCTION Humans have used a
range of naturally occurring psychoactive substances to modify their minds, ...

Novel Psychoactive Drugs

An increasing number of novel psychoactive drugs are currently available and sold as 'legal highs' or 'research chemicals'. These New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) constitute a broad range of hundreds of natural and synthetic drugs, including synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, synthetic opioids and other classes, which use has resulted in a significantly growing number of intoxication and mortality, as reported by emergency and poison centres from all over the world. Definition of “NPS” includes any substance that has recently become available and has been designed purposely to replace illegal drugs, although not necessarily of new synthesis. Use of NPS is dramatically increased in the last decade and represents a serious risk for the public health. Their ever-evolving chemical structure, the possibility to distribute in real time through the Internet and social networks information about their use and effects have dramatically challenged public health and drug policies internationally. NPS recently attracted great attention, but most are still unregulated and proposed online as legal alternatives to traditional illicit drugs. Unfortunately, this area is still poorly investigated and very limited information are available so far on their nature and potential risks. The phenomenon of NPS requires multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborations to improve our knowledge on this changing drug market, to share information and define good practices at a global level. Political and educational efforts are indispensable to regulate this mutable scenario and to inform the public about health consequences of NPS use. Clinicians and emergency staff should be aware that NPS may cause severe health consequences and unexpected adverse effects, and be informed on how to recognized and treat specific intoxication cases. Considering the widespread use of NPS and paucity of information about their toxicology and pharmacology, this Research Topic will be useful to understand the new trends in the scenario of drug use, abuse and addiction to inform professionals and general public about the health problems caused by NPS and to help drug-control policies to adopt suitable control measures.

The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective

Bowers and I28 described psychedelic experience in acute psychoses in which
early schizophreniform experience cannot be ... In animals, astonishingly low—
but not higher—doses of chlorpromazine (30 pg/kg) block LSD behavioral effects.

The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry in Perspective

Psychiatry has undergone a dynamic evolution in the last 40 years, an evolution to which Dr. Louis West made many contributions. Psychiatry today and Dr. West's career are intertwined in a mosaic of interaction. It is therefore fitting that this compilation of essays in honor of Dr. West is entitled The Mosaic of Contemporary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives. The papers collectively form a snapshot of the field of psychiatry today. Each chapter offers a historical perspective of the topic discussed, followed by a description of modern day issues and a look at the future of psychiatry. This book will enhance the knowledge and technical skills of psychiatrists as well as other clinicians in the mental health care field.

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory

Chemistry and structure-activity relationships of psychedelics. Curr Top Behav
Neurosci 2018;36:1À43. Available from: https:// doi.org/10.1007/7854_2017_475.
[5] Winter JC. Hallucinogens as discriminative stimuli in animals: LSD, ...

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory

Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory brings together carefully selected case studies to teach important principles relating to drug and toxin exposures. Each case study includes contemporary clinical and forensic toxicologist studies that include a comprehensive analytical and clinical approach to patient management and address overdoses from designer drugs, to NSAIDS, to opioids, to stimulants. These cases present a comprehensive, analytical and clinical approach to managing a drug overdose. This is a must-have reference for clinical and forensic laboratory scientists, along with toxicology and pathology residents who need to know aspects of both. Brings together expert cases encompassing analytical toxicology, clinical medicine and basic science in a consolidated format Presents unique and challenging cases in clinical laboratories contributed by experts in the field Consolidated format that make concepts in toxicology easy to learn and teach Key learning points highlighted with multiple choice questions

Quantum Science of Psychedelics

A groundbreaking exploration of how psychedelics and quantum science are vital to understanding the evolution of consciousness and reality • Explains why altered states of consciousness exist, how they work, and why psychedelics have the ...

Quantum Science of Psychedelics

A groundbreaking exploration of how psychedelics and quantum science are vital to understanding the evolution of consciousness and reality • Explains why altered states of consciousness exist, how they work, and why psychedelics have the effects that they do • Describes how quantum waves, rather than the DNA molecule, have been the driving force behind biological and historical evolution • Explains how psychedelics interact with the human mind to create altered states that may further the continued evolution of consciousness In this groundbreaking book, Carl Johan Calleman reveals the quantum science of the Maya, a science lost to the modern world that explains the phenomenology of psychedelics and altered states of consciousness. The ancient Maya had a sophisticated understanding of the multidimensional nature of reality and the forces that drive the evolution of consciousness. Calleman explains how quantum waves, illustrated by the Mayan Calendar, emanate from the center of the universe and activate new phases in the evolution of consciousness through holographic resonance, which alters the dualities of the human mind. For example, the 5th Wave, which dominated in Paleolithic times and evolved human consciousness above that of animals, brought a chaotic floating state reminiscent of the psychedelic or shamanic state, and the recent 8th Wave brought the digital revolution. The 9th Wave, which began in 2011, offers the potential for individual development of higher consciousness and healing if we can synchronize ourselves with its positive holograms. This multidimensional perspective explains why altered states of consciousness exist and how they work. Calleman describes the role of the pineal gland for the human mind, how it controls our state of consciousness and how it can connect us to the cosmic Tree of Life. He shows that the mind is a “reducing valve” that normally limits our experience of cosmic consciousness but that this can be reversed through altered states. As Calleman concludes, psychedelics like ayahuasca and DMT not only give rise to extraordinary mystical and cosmic experiences and enable access to healing states, but they also are important for harmoniously synchronizing humanity with the 9th Wave to further the evolution of consciousness.

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Plant and animal sources of hallucinogenics that may lead to chorea Hawaiian
baby woodrose (Argyreia nervosa) ... Fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria) (
contains muscimol) Animals Psychedelics DMT, dimethyltryptamine. mydriasis, ...

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 100: Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders discusses hyperkinetic disorders related mainly to basal ganglia dysfunction and pathology. It contains 13 sections and 51 chapters written by authoritative and experienced investigators and clinicians in this extremely broad and diverse group of diseases and syndromes. The first section on choreoathetoid diseases and syndromes includes chapters on Huntington’s disease and Huntington’s disease look-alikes; spinocerebellar degenerations; neuroacanthocytosis; entatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy; neuroferritinopathy; neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation; mitochondrial disorders; acquired hepatocerebral degeneration; benign hereditary chorea; and “senile chorea. The remaining chapters focus on the abnormal involuntary movements associated with each disease or syndrome. These include immune-related chorea, vascular chorea, metabolic disturbances that can induce chorea, chorea in other medical settings (e.g., postpump chorea in children, cancer-related paraneoplastic syndromes), myoclonus, essential tremor, and dystonia, including dystonia plus syndromes. There are also chapters on tardive dyskinesia, unusual clinical syndromes, and tics and stereotyped movements in children. The text is a valuable resource for neurology and psychiatry residents, practicing neurologists and psychiatrists, and specialists in movement disorders. An authoritative, comprehensive guide to movement disorders An invaluable reference for the diagnosis and treatment of hyperkinetic diseases and syndromes High-level discussions that are ideal for specialists in movement disorders, practitioners and residents alike

Psychedelic Drugs

The overt and observable signs when a person has taken psychedelics are
usually fairly minimal for although the user ... Jacobsen ( 1968 ) reviews some of
the research on animals – ranging from pigeons to ele phants - but as this
naturally ...

Psychedelic Drugs


Sex Drugs Rock n Roll

He aimed to turn American culture on its head and transform a generation with
psychedelics. ... Following Leary's 'work' and the shutdown of credible science,
almost all academic research with LSD could only be performed on animals.

Sex  Drugs   Rock n Roll

How can wordless collections of sounds send shivers down our spines and tickle ancient parts of our brains we share with reptiles? How did a chemist's quest to create a drug to ease the pain of childbirth result in the creation of LSD? Why do goats partake in oral sex, and how can a horse (or even a table) make us weak in the knees? And how on earth could the revered 'father of anatomy' not know where the clitoris was? From tortoiseshell condoms to superstar athletes on hallucinogens, these burning questions are explored and dissected, mixed with insights from some of the world's bravest, cleverest and downright weirdest scientist experimenting on the edge - and themselves. It's a sharp shocker, an eye opener, asking the big questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness. It'll pull you in and gross out. Exuberantly curious and shamelessly exuberant, Guerilla Science's Zoe Cormier reinvents popular science for a new generation by breaking all the rules. Let's rock.

Chemistry in Focus A Molecular View of Our World

The hallucinogenic drugs, also called the psychedelics or “mindbenders,” are
those drugs—such as mescaline and lysergic ... MDMA (ecstasy) has been
shown to produce irreversible destruction of serotonin neurons in laboratory
animals.

Chemistry in Focus  A Molecular View of Our World

Thoroughly updated with the latest research and developments, CHEMISTRY IN FOCUS develops students' appreciation for the molecular world and emphasizes the fundamental role it plays in their daily lives. By clearly identifying and explaining connections between the molecular world and microscopic world, the book helps students understand the major scientific, technological, and environmental issues affecting our society. Innovative study aids and technological tools help students maximize their success in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychedelic Notebook

Grab this amazing Psychedelic Wolf Notebook for yourself or someone who's interested in psychedelics and wild animals. The paperback notebook consists of 120 pages, size 6x9 inches.- 6x9 Notebook- 120 Pages Count- Paperback Cover

Psychedelic Notebook

Grab this amazing Psychedelic Wolf Notebook for yourself or someone who's interested in psychedelics and wild animals. The paperback notebook consists of 120 pages, size 6x9 inches.- 6x9 Notebook- 120 Pages Count- Paperback Cover

Psychedelic Reflections

Returning to the laboratory , I set up a series of experiments with large groups of
animals , including lofts of pigeons , schools of tropical fish , and colonies of mice
. Treatment with LSD , bufotenine , marihuana extract , or THC induced ...

Psychedelic Reflections


LSD Research

LSD Research


Psychedelic Neuroscience

This volume is a collection of chapters by world leaders in fields of neurobiology, neuropsychiatry, psychology, ethnography and pharmacology, addressing the neurobiological mechanisms of action of various classic and atypical psychedelics, ...

Psychedelic Neuroscience

We are in the midst of what is being called the ‘psychedelic renaissance’ with growing interest into how psychedelics alter consciousness, brain function and brain connectivity. The acute, often profound, effects of the psychedelic experience can induce lasting improvements in mental health demonstrating that chemistry forms the basis of mystical experience, consciousness and mental wellbeing. This volume is a collection of chapters by world leaders in fields of neurobiology, neuropsychiatry, psychology, ethnography and pharmacology, addressing the neurobiological mechanisms of action of various classic and atypical psychedelics, their therapeutic potential as well as the possible risks associated with their use

Jahrbuch f r transkulturelle Medizin und Psychotherapie

The fundamental and all encompassing paradigm that has been applied to
Western psychedelic research is the drug paradigm ... Much to the chagrin of
animal researchers , there is no animal analog to the human experience of
psychedelics .

Jahrbuch f  r transkulturelle Medizin und Psychotherapie


Hallucinogenic Drug Research Impact on Science and Society

Somehow , the psychedelics lower the barriers to the processing of stimuli .
When LSD is administered to an animal it does not concentrate in the brain , but
in the blood which usually contains 500 to 1000 times as much of the drug as the
 ...

Hallucinogenic Drug Research  Impact on Science and Society


The Adventure of Self Discovery

Experience of Animal Spirits In this type of experience, subjects have the feeling
of profound connection with various ... reported by people who have taken
psychedelics in the wilderness or in the presence of various domesticated
animals.

The Adventure of Self Discovery

Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.

Psychotropic Drugs of Abuse

Further , animals tolerant to LSD showed a partial cross - tolerance to MDA . Thus
, MDA appears to resemble both LSD and d - amphetamine . However , the
mechanisms mediating the effects of phenylisopropylamines appear to be closer
to ...

Psychotropic Drugs of Abuse

A volume surveying the wide and interdisciplinary nature of current studies on the mechanism of action of psychotropic drugs presented in a way which emphasizes the value of exploiting the interrelationship between molecular and behavioral neuroscience. One of the objectives of this volume of the encyclopedia is to seek to relate the recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of neuropharmacology to the current explanations for the behavioral and rewarding properties of "recreational" drugs.

Neuropsychedelia

This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California.

Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism.

Psychedelic Review

The term temporary psychoses and apparent includes psychedelics . addictions
that occur anong some About one - sixth ... and psychi - toxicated behavior of the
animals . atry , and that chemistry would play The fact that they are addicting is a
 ...

Psychedelic Review