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Sirius Mind Machine Review (Light and Sound Machine)

20 May

Photo by Colleen Vasu

    Using a 20 or 30 minute session with the Sirius Mind Machine puts me in what I can only describe as a trance state. I’ll experience the rhythm of the beats in my ears and the fantastic lights merging and transforming throughout my entire field of vision and find myself overwhelmed with it, […]

What is AudioStrobe?

7 Sep

Symphony by paul (dex)

Audiostrobe is one of the coolest aspects of Sound and Light Machines/Mind Machines, yet one of the most underutilized and least talked about. (I must admit myself that while I own a boxed set of Audiostrobe CD’s for my Sirius, I am guilty of hardly ever using them! D’oh.)   But let’s back up and […]

What’s the Best Way To Take Calea Zacatechichi?

31 Aug

Calea Zacatechichi Close Up Photo by Rowan

  If you’ve used Calea Z for dream-work before, please take a second to vote in the poll.   What’s the Best Way to Take Calea Zacatechichi? Smoking It (Leaves, Resin, 10x, etc) Drinking It (Tea) Eating It (Pills) Chewing It (Raw Leaf) Not Sure But I Would Like to Know! free polls   […]

OOBE’s the Scientific Way: With Goggles, Cameras and Mannequins

2 Dec

It's Raining Me by Natura Pagana

  New Scientist published an interesting article today titled Swapping Your Body Becomes a Virtual Reality. It wasn’t too long ago that researchers published results suggesting how capable the brains is at projecting an Out of Body experience, using similar techniques with camera goggles attached to a person’s face giving them a view originating elsewhere. […]

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 […]

Chad’s DXM Report # 2 : “I realized that tripping is a beautiful process of mind revealing itself to mind…”

9 Oct

Dark Side of the Moon by Jorgiim

  This last Sunday I made another trip / experiment with DXM. This time I purchased four bottles of the Robitussin Cough Gels for a grand total of 1200 mg of DXM. I made a few mistakes. I always make sure that I’m doing well both physically and mentally before I trip. The truth was […]

Chad’s DXM Report # 1 : “My mind felt as if it were floating away from my body”

8 Oct

Photo by Kyle Kruchok

  First the basics of a good DXM trip. Found this out by a mixture of web research and personal experimentation. 1. Check your local drug store for Robitussin Cough Gels. These are ideal for tripping purposes. You don’t have to worry about getting sick by having to drink a lot of nasty cough medicine […]

Entheogen – Awakening the Divine Within – An Interview with Director Rod Mann

6 Sep

Please tell us about you film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within. What’s it about and why did you decide to make it? The film Entheo:genesis is about discovering the ways in which we participate with the dance and flow of life— and how to maintain that flow. The film also gives us context from our […]

Brain Electrodes Help Man Speak Again

5 Aug

I recently came across this article titled “Brain Electrodes Help Man Speak Again” at Forbes. In sum, this guy has been a vegetable for 6 years until doctors stimulated his brain with electrodes. Now, he’s able to talk, express emotion, watch movies, and eat on his own without a tube. Basically… it sounds like he’s […]

Take Your Drug-Geekdom to the Next Level

24 Jul

A few months ago I officially became a member of Erowid, the most popular website on psychedelics and altered states of mind. I’ve used this website for years. I love it and I always said when I could, I would donate money to them, and so I finally did. 🙂 A bit after I joined, […]

Video Clip on Using Entheogens INSIDE A Lucid Dream to Trip

17 Jul

  Today I found a very enthusiastic video about lucid dreaming and using entheogens INSIDE the dream to have a psychedelic trip.   She also discusses the idea of intentionally accessing the DMT inside our own body, as opposed to taking in from plants elsewhere, to experience its mindblowing effects, and using 5-MEO-DMT as to […]