by Christina Sarich, Guest Waking Times LSD, Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms), and Ketamine have been part of the counter-culture for decades, with evidence that they are used more commonly across a wide class of people than many would have imagined. Business tycoons, artists, professional athletes, and Silicon Valley powerhouses like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are all famous for experimenting with LSD, and new research proves, at least on a mathematical level, that these psychedelics undoubtedly elevate consciousness. Psychedelic advocate Timothy Leary described an ego-generated perception of self and the world as a “reality tunnel.” Leary says his own “reality tunnel” was ripped apart with the use of LSD … Continue reading 3 PSYCHEDELICS MATHEMATICALLY PROVEN TO ‘ELEVATE’ CONSCIOUSNESS

The spirit molecule

Photo by stereohype/Getty The theory that the brain produces its own psychedelic compound provokes pop-culture enthusiasm and scientific controversy by Graham St John is an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is the executive editor of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. His latest book is Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT (2015). Edited by Pam Weintraub Even Dr Gonzo, the hell-raising Samoan attorney in Hunter S Thompson’s novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972), wouldn’t touch ‘extract of pineal’. That stuff was the limit: ‘One whiff of that shit would turn you into something out of a … Continue reading The spirit molecule


by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The drugging of the American public is one of those strange, well-known, but under-discussed issues that’s never quite fully represented in the conversation about where our culture is and where it’s heading. As of 2016, one in six American adults were taking psychiatric medications, a staggering number that is accompanied by the fact that the mental health industry in America is worth well over $200 billion a year. We’ve been led to believe that our doctors are the end-all-be-all authority on what’s good for our health and that their advice is backed up by rigorous and undeniable … Continue reading RESEARCH BASED INFOGRAPHICS SHOW WHAT PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACEUTICALS ARE REALLY DOING TO US

What It’s Like To Capture Chemsex, The World’s Craziest Sex Party

by C. Brian Smith I had to take a timeout from reporting this story and catch my breath at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, so consider this your trigger warning. I was interviewing UK photographer Matt Spike about his recently exhibited series on “chemsex” (i.e., hedonistic, multi-day gay orgies at which participants inject a trio of disinhibiting party drugs — crystal meth, mephedrone and GHB), when I stumbled on a photo that shook my 5-year sobriety to its core: “Here’s someone in a sling being administered an injection of crystal meth moments before getting fisted up to the elbow,” Spike explained. Granted, I’d never been fisted, but I … Continue reading What It’s Like To Capture Chemsex, The World’s Craziest Sex Party


by Trevor McDonald & Anna Hunt, Contributors Waking Times Many things contribute to addiction, including genetics and demographics. Nonetheless, society may be playing a larger role than we think. As the years press on, pop culture references drugs more than ever before. As well, virtual social identity becomes more prevalent, and more of us become slaves to acceptable vices like caffeine and sugar. Here are five paradigms in our current society that proliferate addiction. 1. Adoration of music industry celebrities Have you noticed that songs these days reference drugs more than ever before? Take for example Madonna’s MDNA album, which glorifies the party drug Molly … Continue reading 5 MAINSTREAM PARADIGMS THAT DRIVE PEOPLE INTO ADDICTION

New Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Boosts Immune System, Destroys Tumors Within 10 Days

h/t Science Mag A cancer treatment may soon be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A newly-developed treatment, which was tested on mice, has the potential to obliterate tumors within 10 days.  Science Mag reports that by injecting an immune-stimulating mixture directly into tumors in mice, the animals’ immune system was boosted, thereby being able to destroy not only the injected tumors but other tumors in their body. “This is a very important study,” said immunologist Keith Knutson of the Mayo Clinic, who was not part of the research. “It provides a good pretext for going into … Continue reading New Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Boosts Immune System, Destroys Tumors Within 10 Days

What a Lifetime of Adderall Does to Your Brain

by Ian Lecklitner Millennials were the first generation of Americans to be habitually prescribed stimulants like Adderall to treat ADHD. They were also the first generation of Americans to habitually abuse these prescribed stimulants as “study drugs” well into high school and college (a 2012 review found that the nonmedical use of these pills represent the second most prevalent form of illicit drug use in college, after weed). Many of these millennials have since become addicted to Adderall — prescribed or not — and their drug habits are accompanying them into the workplace: The number of American workers who tested positive for amphetamines increased by 44 percent between 2011 and … Continue reading What a Lifetime of Adderall Does to Your Brain