The TGA is currently evaluating a proposal to legalise MDMA and psilocybin for the treatment of mental illness. But there are a few reasons Australia isn't quite ready to take this step.
How on earth did an obscure Roman social practice end up lending its name to a modern psychedelic?
Leaving predictability and entering into uncertainty is a threshold to transformation.
Psychedelics can help reset the brain, shaking it out of old patterns. The current state of uncertainty could have similar impacts - a metaphorical psychedelic dose - for new insights.
Participants in a new research study also reported that microdosing psychedelics made them more confident, motivated and productive.
In a new research study, more than 900 people from around the world explain the challenges and benefits of microdosing LSD and psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
Fresco depicting the healer María Sabina with her mushrooms.
Before being qualified as "magic", certain mushrooms were considered sacred by the ancient peoples of Mexico. We explore their history and relationship to Mesoamerican religion and medicine.
Books such as Ayelet Waldman’s
A Really Good Day and Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind have drawn popular attention to the practise of ‘microdosing’ psychedelics.
According to new research, individuals who take small regular doses of psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms score higher on mental health, well-being and creativity.
Scientific pursuits need to be coupled with a humanist tradition — to highlight not just how psychedelics work, but why that matters.
Once associated with mind-control experiments and counter-cultural defiance, psychedelics now show great promise for mental health treatments and may prompt a re-evaluation of the scientific method.
Autumn edible mushrooms, mostly Boletus edulis.
The global mushroom industry is worth $35 billion yearly and growing. But mushrooms and other fungi play important ecological roles that scientists are still learning about – and some may be endangered.
Recent studies show psychedelics can have a positive effect on a range of mental health issues.
A recent Norwegian study on psychedelic drugs and psychological well-being not only highlighted fewer mental health issues among users of these drugs but also underscored the reinvigoration of scientific…
Open your mind.
People who use LSD and other psychedelic drugs show fewer mental health problems, according to a large population-based study…