Archive | August, 2008

IASD’s PsiberDreaming Conference – an internet conference on the fringe topics of dream research

26 Aug

  Whoa – this is interesting. The International Association for the Study of Dreams has put together an INTERNET CONFERENCE on dreaming. It takes place Sept 21` through Oct 5. Here’s a snippet from the site: Between September 21 – October 5, 2008 join some of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of Psi […]

Floatation Tank Experience Report – My First Time in an Isolation Tank / Sensory Deprivation Tank

26 Aug

Shortly after reading Lilly’s book, I discovered that someone in my own town has a floatation tank in their home which they rent out to curious folks like myself, in 90 minute sessions. I’ve just gotten out about 90 minutes ago. Here is my report of that session. I get inside the tank and shut […]

Isolation Tanks and the Potential For Lucid, Trippy, Self Transformative Experiences

20 Aug

I’ve been fascinated with the thought of floating around in an isolation tank ever since I first saw the film Altered States ten years ago. Um – what is an isolation tank, you ask? “An isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank in which subjects float in salty water at skin temperature. They were first […]

Poppy Seed Tea Can Kill You

15 Aug

This is really interesting: The parents who run this site had their son die after consuming a large dose of self-made poppy seed tea. The site was set up as a “information service” to others about the dangers of how it can happen. It’s not full of crazy hype. It just is what it is. Much […]

A Book Review of Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

14 Aug

Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

  The Food of the Gods, by Terence McKenna, is the story of humanities relationship with different plants and how these relationships effect and reflect our cultural values. By the last page, the book has taken a somewhat discontinuous step into a different territory, with McKenna penning a manifesto of sorts on the integration of psychoactives into […]

Dream Journaling Through Life, Marriage, and Divorce

10 Aug

Dark Days Ahead by Perry McKenna

  Few readers of this blog know this, but I am going through a divorce right now. In fact, I am 3 months separated. It would suffice to say this is a pretty terrible period of my life.  The upheaval this has caused in my day to day living is one reason why my work […]

LSD, the Dreammachine, and Aging Hippies in India : 3 New Documentaries from Alive Media Coming Out This Summer

6 Aug

Er, I meant to post this last month – it’s pretty neat, check it out: Alive Mind Media is releasing 3 films this summer, dubbing the release “The Trippy Trilogy – Alive Mind’s Altered Consciousness Collection”. Flicker DVD release Date: July 15 Documentary on the 1961 invention of Brion Gysin’s “Dreammachine”, described as “a hypnotic […]

Salvia Divinorum Banned in All 50 States!

3 Aug

Salvia Divinorum banned in all 50 states? Well, it’s not true as I sit here writing this, but, it begs the question: how far away are we from such a headline? My best guess is we’re looking at a few years. I’d say even as early as 2010, Salvia will be illegal everywhere or nearly […]