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Can M**A increase women's sexual desire? Mind Cure's groundbreaking initiative addresses female sexual dysfunction with ...
12/05/2021
Can M**A Increase Women's Sexual Desire?

Can M**A increase women's sexual desire? Mind Cure's groundbreaking initiative addresses female sexual dysfunction with M**A. While Viagra—the basis for today’s $3 billion erectile dysfunction industry—physically resolves male sexual dysfunction by aiding blood flow to the p***s, “what we know about women is that desire tends to be very related to our minds,” says Kelsey Ramsden.

Mind Cure's Groundbreaking Initiative Addresses Female Sexual Dysfunction with M**A

Few can rival baseball player Dock Ellis, as one of the dopest, most interesting figures to live during a revolutionary ...
12/03/2021
How Dock Ellis Made Baseball History on L*D

Few can rival baseball player Dock Ellis, as one of the dopest, most interesting figures to live during a revolutionary time in America. There’s a lot to say about Dock, but we don’t have time for it all: Just keep in mind, he’s the kind of guy who built a dungeon in his house specifically designed to listen to Jimi Hendrix. But what Doc is most famous for is pitching a no-hitter in baseball, one of the rarest achievements—and he did it while on L*D.

The science, the theory, and the complicated unknowns of Dock Ellis’ acid- and amphetamine-fueled baseball achievement.

The Stamets Stack. The Fadiman Protocol. On days. Off days. The world of microdosing has developed its own unique langua...
12/02/2021
Starting A Microdosing Protocol? Read This First.

The Stamets Stack. The Fadiman Protocol. On days. Off days. The world of microdosing has developed its own unique language. But, what exactly is a protocol and how much do we really know about them? We asked the experts to help us navigate all the myth and hype. As Dr. Michele Ross says best: “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to psychedelics."

We asked the experts to clear the air on microdosing best practices.

What lessons does psychedelic medicine teach us about mental health? 💫  "I think these drugs are really meaning-making-m...
12/02/2021
Treating Depression? Shrooms Have Powerful Potential

What lessons does psychedelic medicine teach us about mental health? 💫 "I think these drugs are really meaning-making-medicine, and they’re going to change how we view depression,” Dr. Anthony Bossis tells DoubleBlind.

In recent scientific history, researchers have been probing psilocybin’s potential to soothe a troubled mind. But while psychedelic therapy may have a powerful impact on the ways we approach mental health, what more do we still need to know?

https://doubleblindmag.com/psilocybin-for-depression/

There are hundreds of different types of magic mushrooms out there, but many are united by one common component—psilocybin—the primary psychoactive

Many peoples’ senses are enhanced when they combine cannabis with psilocybin. “This may manifest itself in the person ex...
12/01/2021
Acid and W**d, Mushrooms & W**d: Should You Combine Them?

Many peoples’ senses are enhanced when they combine cannabis with psilocybin. “This may manifest itself in the person experiencing more intense audio and visual hallucinations,” Dr. Nikola Djordjevic tells DoubleBlind. Yet, mixing-and-matching can be a double-edged sword.

A lot of people do it—but should you?

Our next webinar is here! Psychedelics have shown promise for dependence on a number of substances for decades. To give ...
12/01/2021
Psychedelics for Substance Dependence

Our next webinar is here! Psychedelics have shown promise for dependence on a number of substances for decades. To give a few examples...

✨ Psilocybin has shown promise for alcohol, co***ne, and ni****ne dependence.

✨ Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently received the first psychedelic therapy federal grant in 50 years to study psilocybin for quitting smoking.

✨ M**A, in a small trial, showed promise for treating alcoholism.

Join us on Friday, December 10 as we discuss all this and more with Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu. As always, there will be time for questions from our community at the end. The live event will begin at 2 pm PST. Register below.

*This event will be recorded.

Albert Garcia-Romeu joins DoubleBlind for a conversation on psychedelics of substance dependence.

We're so thrilled that DoubleBlind courses made the cut for the best gifts for psychedelic explorers! Which one do you w...
11/30/2021
Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Gifts For The Psychedelic Explorer

We're so thrilled that DoubleBlind courses made the cut for the best gifts for psychedelic explorers! Which one do you wish you'd get as a gift? 🎁

"Since its launch in 2019, the DoubleBlind publication has built an educational platform offering a variety of courses to an audience hungry to learn more about psychedelic drugs, particularly magic mushrooms. It offers 101 and 102-level courses on subjects including how to grow mushrooms, how to microdose, and how to use psychedelics."

Thanks, Forbes! 🙏

Most self-described psychedelic explorers would be happy to find a few grams of mushrooms in their stockings this year, but for those that want to keep their gift giving legal, here are a few alternatives.

11/30/2021

Truth comes from the observation of nature:
All things are impermanent
All things are imperfect
All things are incomplete

— Leonard Koren

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Do you microdose before bed? 🍄 Or is it strictly a daytime activity for you? We're researching for an upcoming article a...
11/29/2021

Do you microdose before bed? 🍄 Or is it strictly a daytime activity for you? We're researching for an upcoming article and we'd love to know—what's happened when you microdosed at night? ⁠

If you feel comfortable, share your experiences with us below. We're curious and would be thrilled to learn more about your regimens! 🙏⁠

Art via instagram.com/nadav_bagim

Do you microdose before bed? 🍄 Or is it strictly a daytime activity for you? We're researching for an upcoming article and we'd love to know—what's happened when you microdosed at night? ⁠

If you feel comfortable, share your experiences with us below. We're curious and would be thrilled to learn more about your regimens! 🙏⁠

Art via instagram.com/nadav_bagim

11/28/2021

Today is your last chance to save 40% on all DB courses including How to Grow Mushrooms, How to Microdose, and How to Use Psychedelics! 👀🚨

Join our community of psychonauts and get support along your journey with psychedelics and plant medicines.

Shop now: https://doubleblindmag.com/shop

Do you microdose? 💫 Microdosing L*D is nothing new. In fact, Albert Hofmann, the inventor of L*D, proposed that low dose...
11/27/2021
Microdosing L*D Could Change Your Life For The Better?

Do you microdose? 💫 Microdosing L*D is nothing new. In fact, Albert Hofmann, the inventor of L*D, proposed that low doses of the psychedelic might be a good alternative to Ritalin, the ADHD drug. But how do you know if it's a good fit for you? Learn more in our guide on the risks, benefits, proper dosage, and more 👇

We may earn a commission from links on this page, but we only feature products we back. The psychedelic renaissance is well underway. More than ever,

11/26/2021

Our friends at Gwella know a thing or two about the magic of mushrooms. They believe that mushrooms, both functional and psychoactive, hold untapped potential to manage the chaos of modern life. Raise your hand if you agree 🙌 (we sure do!)

In today’s world, resisting fatigue and maintaining balance as you face a seemingly never-ending cascade of messages, notifications, and distractions is harder than ever. That’s where Mojo Microdose comes in. 🍄 The team at Mojo reverse-engineered a proprietary blend of functional mushrooms, herbs, and roots that lend you the clarity, energy, and patience the modern world demands. All the magic of a microdose, without any of the worry.

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They are giving away free samples for Black Friday, and all you need to do is sign up with your email to get in on it!

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What exactly happens in the brain when you take psychedelics? 🍄 That's a very good question—and one that scientists woul...
11/25/2021
This Weird, Futuristic Helmet Will Let People Scan Their Brains While Tripping

What exactly happens in the brain when you take psychedelics? 🍄 That's a very good question—and one that scientists would love to answer. Sometimes the quest for knowledge leads you to unlikely places. ⁠For one team of Canadian researchers, the search for answers has inspired the development of new technology. The latter is exactly what some scientists are trying to do, using light pulses and 1,000 individual sensors.

For millions of people struggling with mental illness, psychedelic-assisted therapy could have an incredibly profound impact. However, the medical

Once again, mining and poaching threaten the ancient traditions of an Indigenous group. 🌵 The Wixárika people—better kno...
11/24/2021
Mining and Poaching Threatens 15,000-Year-Old Pe**te Tradition in Mexico

Once again, mining and poaching threaten the ancient traditions of an Indigenous group. 🌵 The Wixárika people—better known internationally by their Spanish name, the Huicholes—have been collecting and taking pe**te for at least 15,000 years in the Sierra de Catorce mountain range and the desert at its feet, according to carbon dating of the ashes from their ceremonial fireplaces. But amid an aggressively expanding agriculture industry, pe**te tourism, hazardous waste disposal, massive wind farms, and narcotrafficking, this tradition is at risk.

Feature and photojournalism by Tracy L. Barnett.

The Wixárika people of Mexico struggle to continue their sacred pilgrimage to gather pe**te amid extractive forces.

11/23/2021

What kind of music do you listen to while tripping? 🎹 Exploring the relationship between music and transcendence is an important aspect for artists working in the psychedelic space. We're thrilled to share this excerpt from Jon Hopkin's latest album "Music for Psychedelic Therapy." Hopkins is no stranger to the science of psychedelic music: He worked Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London on investigations into the importance of music in psychedelic therapy.⁠

Hopkin's album includes field recordings from a 2018 expedition to Cueva de los Tayos under the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, where Hopkins spent four days enveloped by the darkness of a cave. Melt into the voice of Ram Dass in the final track of the album, Sit Around the Fire.

Listen here: https://smarturl.it/MFPT

How does the music you listen to during your trip affect your psychedelic experience? In scientific studies, participant...
11/22/2021
Shrooming at the Symphony: How Does Music Affect the Psychedelic Experience?

How does the music you listen to during your trip affect your psychedelic experience? In scientific studies, participants are often given playlists filled with classical music, but is that the best choice? In our feature, we explore how musical genres—from Beethoven to singing bowls—impact the psychedelic set and setting.

The American psychedelic movement feels inextricably linked with popular music—whether through the musicians themselves (Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead,

11/22/2021

Looking for community and support on your journey? We’ve got you covered.

Our most loved online courses are on sale this WEEK only! 👀

From now through November 28, we’re offering 40% OFF on How to Grow Mushrooms 101 and 102, How to Microdose, and How to Use Psychedelics.

Shop Now: https://doubleblindmag.com/learn

"As the cultural tide ebbs toward greater mainstream acceptance of psychedelics, many of us are looking to “come out” to...
11/21/2021
How to Come Out of the Psychedelic Closet

"As the cultural tide ebbs toward greater mainstream acceptance of psychedelics, many of us are looking to “come out” to our communities as psychedelic users," writes Michelle Janikian.

"This is not to appropriate language from the LGBTQIA+ movement; we recognize coming out psychedelic does not carry the same risks as coming out q***r or trans—but nonetheless, there are benefits on a societal level to being more open about our entheogenic experiences. The more of us who come out of the psychedelic closet, the more we may shift the public narrative about these substances, help reduce the stigma, and lead to policy reform to eventually tear down psychedelic prohibition."

As the cultural tide ebbs toward greater mainstream acceptance of psychedelics, many of us are looking to “come out” to our communities as psychedelic

11/20/2021

"Bloom how you must I say." — Lucille Clifton 💮

Art by @arianapapademetropoulos on Instagram 🙏

11/18/2021
Where Do Shrooms Grow? A Brief Guide To Finding Shrooms

Fact: Magic mushrooms have been found on every continent except for Antarctica. 🍄 But... How exactly do you find them? Well, knowing their preferred habitats and growing conditions is a good place to start. Learn foraging basics from DB cofounder, Shelby Hartman 👇

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Want more info? Tune into our YouTube channel for more education all-things mushrooms: https://bit.ly/3DylxHB

11/17/2021

To our dearest community,

We've so much enjoyed working with you over the past two years—building out this account and navigating the psychedelic space has been such a wonderful adventure thus far.

But, alas, we have some frustrating news. Our posts are routinely taken down by Instagram and we are once again at risk of losing our account. We wanted to take this time to remind you to follow our backup account if you haven't already: instagram.com/doubleblind_mag/

Finally, make sure to sign up for the DoubleBlind newsletter and follow us on Twitter and YouTube for our latest independent journalism. If for some reason our Instagram is deactivated, that's where we'll be. We hope to continue to build community with you for many years to come.

With love and kindness,
The DoubleBlind Team

“It can be tempting to make big decisions after a psychedelic journey,” Sara Gael from Zendo Project tells DoubleBlind. ...
11/17/2021
The L*D Comedown Is Actually A Terrible Time to Make Decisions

“It can be tempting to make big decisions after a psychedelic journey,” Sara Gael from Zendo Project tells DoubleBlind. 👄 But, you may want to integrate first.

“Integration involves a period of time after a journey where someone is working to take the lessons and teaching they may have received from the experience and apply them to their everyday life,” explains Gael. An important time to process before you act.

https://doubleblindmag.com/the-lsd-comedown/

Making big life changes? Wait until the afterglow has passed.

It's that time again! 📚 Our pre-orders for Issue 6 are now open. The release of Issue 6 happens at the three-year annive...
11/16/2021
Preorder DoubleBlind Issue No. 6 now!

It's that time again! 📚 Our pre-orders for Issue 6 are now open. The release of Issue 6 happens at the three-year anniversary of founding DoubleBlind. As such, our most recent print edition plays with the tension between new and old. In it, we look at the untold history of psychedelics in Africa and the role of women behind the Sixties psychedelic revolution—as well as the benefits of psychedelic prohibition and tripping “mindlessly,” without the pomp and circumstance of premeditation.

As is our mission, we use psychedelics as a jumping-off point to explore mental health, policy, science, spirituality, nature, and more. Whether you’ve been following DoubleBlind from its genesis, or you’ve recently hopped on board, we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride with us as much as we’ve enjoyed serving our community with content that we hope will shift perspectives and push the culture forward.

https://doubleblindmag.com/issue-6/

DoubleBlind uses psychedelics as a jumping off point to explore mental health, policy, science, spirituality, nature, and more.

Reminder!⏱️ Do you use psychedelics and cannabis? Don't miss our webinar tomorrow! Join us as we explore answers to your...
11/15/2021
Cannabis vs. Psychedelics — WEBINAR!

Reminder!⏱️ Do you use psychedelics and cannabis? Don't miss our webinar tomorrow! Join us as we explore answers to your most pressing canna questions in our next webinar with Dr. Jeff Chen and Miss Grass!⁠ (And yes, it will be recorded!)

https://doubleblindmag.com/cannabis-vs-psychedelics/

DoubleBlind and Miss Grass welcome Dr. Jeff Chen for a webinar on cannabis and psychedelics on November 16.

11/15/2021

'Tis the season to slow down and reconnect with friends and family. 💞 Should you speak to your loved ones about your psychedelic experiences? Perhaps, but there’s also value in processing first. We speak to Lauren Taus about this, coming out to your family as a psychedelic user, tripping with your family, psychedelics for healing intergenerational and ancestral trauma, and more.

Get access to the full webinar (and so much more!) with DoubleBlind+, where we connect you with experts in the space: https://bit.ly/3kFzD2y

11/14/2021

... That moment when universal consciousness reveals itself to you. 💫⁠ This is what that means, right...? ⁠

Art by @deadplaaant on Instagram 🙏

Do you relish the afterglow? ✨ Even the best trips come to an end, sometimes leaving a blissful glow in their wake. But,...
11/13/2021

Do you relish the afterglow? ✨ Even the best trips come to an end, sometimes leaving a blissful glow in their wake. But, how do you make this feeling last? While no good mood lasts forever, integrating the teachings from your trip can help you access your learnings long after the experience comes to a close—and as your new journey begins.

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DoubleBlind is a biannual print magazine and media company covering timely, untold stories about the expansion of psychedelics around the globe.

We listen to everyone, from the indigenous communities, who have preserved these medicines for millennia, to the people in our society who most need healing, but don’t have access to it. And we go everywhere, from the ayahuasca tourism industry in Peru to laboratories at leading universities. We’re not speaking to the veteran tripper nor evangelizing to the anti-drug square. We are speaking to everyone who is curious about psychedelics. And we are speaking to anyone craving fresh perspectives on some of the most important issues of our time: the depression epidemic, the corporatization of medicine, and the aching that people around the globe feel for spirituality or some other collective sense of meaning. Together, we dive deep below the surface of the daily news cycle through long-form reported features, poetry, visual art, and provocative photo essays offered both online and in print.

The conversation doesn’t end there. Psychedelics—as the first class of drugs that heal through inspiring mystical experiences—hold the potential to shift how the Western medical community perceives wellness more broadly. We cover that too.

With an open mind and a commitment to fact-checking, we provide nuance to the reporting on alternative healing modalities and mindfulness movements. Psychedelics aren’t just about the 1960s cultural revolution—or the research renaissance that has followed it in recent decades. They’re a jumping off point for exploring what it means to be well as individuals and a collective: we invite you to contemplate that with us.


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Join The Psychedelic Society on Tuesday the 7th of December for a discussion on the shadow side of psychedelic therapy Psychedelics have oscillated between two extremes in the media: demonization and sensationalization. Dr. Florian Birkmayer and Cathy Skipper engage us in a timely discussion about how we can ensure that we maximize the benefits of psychedelic therapy without ignoring the associated risks. A recording of the session will be sent to everyone who signs up, if you can't make it to the live session and are still interested in listening to the discussion make sure to get your ticket!
〰️CELEBS〰️ are just like us. Meaning… those of us doing the work of global healing through The EAST Institute! A recent article from DoubleBlind highlights the transformative experiences celebrities have had with psychedelics, including Plant Medicines like those we work with through our proven EAST Methods. From Susan Sarandon: “I've done Ayahuasca and I've done mushrooms and things like that… It does remind you of your space in the universe ~ your place in the universe ~ and reframe things for you. I think you can have some very profound experiences." Here at EAST, we believe in Plant Medicines that come from Mother Earth, that embody a spirit and aren't synthetically created in a lab (although those have their place), as these medicines contain incredibly potent healing capacities. Visit https://doubleblindmag.com/celebrities-who-use-psychedelics/ to read the full article. #TheEASTInstitute
Academics, artists, and environmentalists from across Mexico and beyond stepped up to support the effort. The response was swift, multitudinous, and heartfelt. Spiritual seekers and psychedelic adventurers from Europe, North America, and as far away as Japan had partaken of Wirikuta’s magic—many through the recreational (and illegal) “pe**te tourism” that occurs with non-indigenous guides, despite periodic law enforcement crackdowns, and others in a more authentic context with Wixárika ma’arakate or shamans. via DoubleBlind https://bit.ly/3FQaSZx #pe**te #pe**tetourism #psychedelicrevolution #psychedelicmedicine #psychedelicindustry #psychedelicscience #psychedelictherapy #thanksgiving
No two people—and no two trips—are the same. However, there are a few common ways your #L*D comedown will go over. #setandsetting #psychonauts #psychedelicexperiences #psychedelicmedicine #psychedelicjourney #psychedelics #L*Dexperience via DoubleBlind https://bit.ly/3nHBaHo
FACT: Fungi & humans branched off from a common ancestor about 1 billion years ago, meaning we are more closely related to mushrooms than we are to plants 🍄🌿😍 #fungi #fantasticfungi #mushrooms #magicmushrooms #mushroomspecies #psychedelicscience via DoubleBlind https://bit.ly/3xgKzZp
It's been 50 years since the U.S. government funded research into whether a classic psychedelic could have therapeutic uses. This fall, that changed. We go into detail on how that changed in the new column from the editors of DoubleBlind
It's been 50 years since the U.S. government funded research into whether a classic psychedelic could have therapeutic uses. This fall, that changed. We go into detail on how that changed in the new column from the editors of DoubleBlind
https://buff.ly/3o7G1R4 DoubleBlind covers Detroit's decision to decriminalize psychedelics. Detroit currently follows the footsteps of Ann Arbor, whose city council decriminalized entheogenic plants in September of 2020. #decriminalize #psychedelics #drugpolicy
Our friends at DoubleBlind recently shared an article on the passing of legislation in Easthampton, MA to make the possession, use and cultivation of entheogens “among the lowest law enforcement priorities.” View article here: https://buff.ly/3vBEupy “I do really hope that what I see to be happening—and that Easthampton I think is really lucky to be on the cutting edge of—is that this whole topic, this is the start of a movement,” said Councilor Owen Zaret. Image by Sven Kielhorn of a bench overlooking Nashawannuck Pond with a pastel sunset from Etown Videos. #legislation #easthamptonma #possession #policyreform #cultivation #entheogens #reform #policy #psychedelics #horizons
〰️ BREAKING 〰️ In an article published on Thursday, October 21st, DoubleBlind introduced the world to a resolution out of Easthampton, Mass. decriminalizing many entheogens, making it the 4th Massachusetts city to do so. As one Councilor who co-sponsored the resolution expressed, this IS the start of a movement. Laws, societal structures and collective awareness are steadily catching up with what Indigenous peoples have known for thousands of years: Plant medicines can create the conditions for profound spiritual transformation. We here at EAST celebrate these steps toward the responsible and reverent integration of psychoactive plants into society. Explore the slides to read more form the article, Transformative Community. 🪶 #TheEASTInstitute
Ever heard of Easthampton, Massachusetts? It just became the fourth Massachusetts city to vote to decriminalize the possession of many psychedelic substances (Somerville, Cambridge, and Northampton are the others). According to DoubleBlind, "Arrests for possession, use, and cultivation of some entheogens are now 'among the lowest law enforcement priorities’ in the city—although these substances remain federally illegal. The City Council approved the resolution with a 7-0 vote with two abstentions." Want to see this happen in more cities? Your purchase of mud is a way to move the needle. We donate a percentage of earnings to MAPS to benefit psychedelic research. To read more about why, click the link below. https://mudwtr.com/blogs/trends-with-benefits/taking-a-stand-for-psychedelics
I have emailed DB about the courses I paid for about a month ago about not being able to find a way through to the courses on their site. I have not heard back from them. For those who are familiar with the DB101 and 102 courses, what is it I am suppose to do to access those courses?