Sunday, May 28, 2023

Psilocybin: magic mushroom

 Why birds and their songs are good for our mental health

The 2022 Tonga Eruption Created a Very Rare ‘Super Plasma Bubble’ in The Ionosphere

There has been an explosion of interest in the therapeutic effects of psychedelics in recent years, but, for decades, psychedelic research was considered career suicide among medical professionals and academics. Promising work had taken place in the 1950s and 60s, but when psychedelics became associated with the counterculture, they were swept up in then-US president Richard Nixon's so-called War on Drugs

Lindy has a terminal illness. Psilocybin, the compound found in 'magic mushrooms', is helping her face death

Psilocybin: Calls to ease restrictions on magic mushroom drug

 10 Great Quotes About Poets, Poetry, and Writing by Richard Wilbur

Does Your Dog Truly Love You? Science Has the Answer Newsweek

Literature born of suffereung …

The Open Presentness of Past Moments: On Gary Saul Morson’s “Wonder Confronts Certainty”. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Lenin is responsible for the remorseless sacrifice of millions of people for the sake of a terror-based Marxism that reminded no contemporary Marxists of the creed. And yet, like a character in Chekhov or Tolstoy, Lenin (as I learned from Sebestyen’s biography) hunted, smoked, read, loved, and was even nice to his family! That Lenin and Stalin were genocidal terrorists who also loved books makes one’s head and heart hurt. If literature makes us better, or inclined to less evil, how much worse would they have been if they hadn’t read Pushkin?

‘I was confronted with 1000 messages from people telling me how old I looked

When Luisa Dunn began to document her hair’s transition to grey, she had no idea the profound impact it would have on herself and half a million others