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  • July 1st-Study Finds 'Magic' Mushrooms May Produce Long-Term Feelings of Well-Being

    In 2002, at a Johns Hopkins University laboratory, a business consultant named Dede Osborn took a psychedelic drug as part of a research project.

    She felt like she was taking off. She saw colors. Then it felt like her heart was ripping open.

    But she called the experience joyful as well as painful, and says that it has helped her to this day.

    "I feel more centered in who I am and what I'm doing," said Osborn, now 66, of Providence, Rhode Island. "I don't seem to have those self-doubts like I used to have. I feel much more grounded (and feel that) we are all connected."

    Scientists reported Tuesday that when they surveyed volunteers 14 months after they took the drug, most said they were still feeling and behaving better because of the experience.

    Two-thirds of them also said the drug had produced one of the five most spiritually significant experiences they had ever had.

    The drug, psilocybin, is found in so-called "magic mushrooms." It is illegal in the United States, but it has been used in religious ceremonies for centuries.

    The study involved 36 men and women during an eight-hour lab visit. It is one of the few such studies of a hallucinogen in the past 40 years, since research was largely shut down after widespread recreational abuse of such drugs in the 1960s.

    The project made headlines in 2006 when researchers reported on the volunteers just two months after they got the drug.

    Experts emphasize that people should not try psilocybin on their own because it could be harmful. Even in the controlled setting of the laboratory, nearly a third of participants felt significant fear under the effects of the drug. Without proper supervision, someone could be harmed, researchers said.

    Osborn, in a telephone interview, recalled a powerful feeling of being out of control during her lab experience. "It was ... like taking off, I'm being lifted up," she said. Then came "brilliant colors and beautiful patterns, just stunningly gorgeous, more intense than normal reality."

    And then, the sensation that her heart was tearing open.

    "It would come in waves," she recalled. "I found myself doing Lamaze-type breathing as the pain came on."

    Yet "it was a joyful, ecstatic thing at the same time, like the joy of being alive," she said. She compared it to birthing pains. "There was this sense of relief and joy and ecstasy when my heart was opened."

    With further research, psilocybin may prove useful in helping to treat alcoholism and drug dependence, and in aiding seriously ill patients as they deal with psychological distress, said study lead author Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins.

    Griffiths also said that despite the spiritual characteristics reported for the drug experiences, the study says nothing about whether God exists.

    "Is this God in a pill? Absolutely not," he said.

    The experiment was funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The results were published online Tuesday by the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

    Fourteen months after taking the drug, 64 percent of the volunteers said they still felt at least a moderate increase in well-being or life satisfaction, in terms of things like feeling more creative, self-confident, flexible and optimistic. And 61 percent reported at least a moderate behavior change in what they considered positive ways.

    That second question did not ask for details, but elsewhere the questionnaire answers indicated lasting gains in traits like being more sensitive, tolerant, loving and compassionate.

    Researchers did not try to corroborate what the participants said about their own behavior. But in the earlier analysis at two months after the drug was given, researchers said family and friends backed up what those in the study said about behavior changes. Griffiths said he has no reason to doubt the answers at 14 months.

    Dr. Charles Grob, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, called the new work an important follow-up to the first study.

    He said it is helping to reopen formal study of psychedelic drugs. Grob is on the board of the Heffter Research Institute, which promotes studies of psychedelic substances and helped pay for the new work.


    source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,374264,00.html
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    Osborn, in a telephone interview, recalled a powerful feeling of being out of control during her lab experience. "It was ... like taking off, I'm being lifted up," she said. Then came "brilliant colors and beautiful patterns, just stunningly gorgeous, more intense than normal reality."

    Man, id love to experience this.

    Its believed ppl took this in biblical times.
    "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." - Poe

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    • #3
      wow, are they actually advertising mushies?

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      • #4
        Makes you more open minded.
        change must come from within

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        • #5
          hell yea they are wicked like that, i took gram and all of the walls started to strobe different colors.. and i was laughing at the most plain things, then i got lost in a house being built next door to my house.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Amarett View Post
            Its believed ppl took this in biblical times.
            Yeah thats how they came up with all those fairy tales

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            • #7
              just did some last wknd, nutty...
              2Shady.

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              • #8
                imagine getting some pussy while on shrooms.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bleed View Post
                  imagine getting some pussy while on shrooms.

                  it's great

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                  • #10
                    shrooms reccomended more than anything else

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                    • #11
                      where do u get this shit in australia..

                      anybody sells pm me

                      I dont wanna sell records I dont wanna be big
                      I dont want MTV runnin up in my crib
                      I dont wanna be liked in the music biz
                      I dont want fans that dont know who G Rap is

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                      • #12
                        i love shrooms
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                        I Honda

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                        • #13
                          Shrooms are the shit, and yeah, you're right, the biblical, in fact almost all, ancient traditions have strong Mushroom allegory and symbolism, there's a book on the subject (http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Mushroo.../dp/0340128755), that pushes its own theories. I'll say sex on shrooms was one of the 3 most spiritually significant experiences of my life, and the same experience once repeated in a deep meditation (off mushrooms, without sex). And of my top ten spiritually significant experiences, probably 5 were on shrooms, and I've probably only done shrooms 10 times in my life.

                          I also read a confirmation from a Sufi teacher who confirmed that the mushroom trip was the "authentic" spiritual experience EXCEPT he said that the proper way to get that experience is, of course, without any stimulants. If you haven't tried it, and you have any interest in mind, spirit, etc., I strongly suggest you try it. With people you know well (you can bad trip otherwise, but the payoff is so worth the risk).

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                          Would you let the system
                          make you kill your brother man? NO, DREAD, NO
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                          • #14
                            Tried it for the first time last week and it's been the best high ive ever had
                            R.I.P Baby Juda
                            June 16th 2004 - July 15th 2004

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                            • #15
                              Yeah WELL, this bitch right here is one of the few for who shrooms actually do something positive, for me it nearly ruined my life, I went through so much drama and nearly killed myself.


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