Johns Hopkins Medicine's opens psychedelic research center opens!!
Since 2000, Johns Hopkins University has been carrying out psychedelic research in small increments but a recent spate of donations has allowed a new research centre to be opened. Focused on understanding and finding medical applications for psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms or LSD, this new centre, championed by a massive $17 million donation, will be at the forefront of research across the globe. Mental conditions such as depression, anxiety and addictions have all shown early signs that they can be cured or alleviated with the use of psychedelics, at Johns Hopkins they will look into these afflictions and how they
can be treated effectively with these alternate drugs. The huge donation received will allow the scientists of Johns Hopkins to bring together years worth of separate and sporadic research into a unified and more in-depth expanse.
Equinox is today!
September can be a busy period for the psychedelics amongst us, alongside 920, the Magic Mushroom Day, there is also the Autumn Equinox which falls on the morning of September 23rd, a time of great importance and heritage to many religions, sects and cults across the globe. As long as you’re in the Northern Hemisphere that is. But what is an equinox exactly? Commonly put an equinox is “the instant of time when the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun”. Basically, this just means the time of the year when the length of day and night are approximately equal and when the center of the sun can be seen directly over the earth’s equator. These days though, it is effectively an informal thanksgiving ritual, commonly termed “Mabon” by neopagans after a character from welsh mythology
Who, What and Why; The International Peace Day
Established by the UN General Assembly back in 1981, The International Day of Peace was created to recognise and celebrate the work and efforts of those across the globe that fight to promote peace and end conflicts. In 2001, the General Assembly further bolstered the purpose of this day by unanimous vote, that on the day of the 21st September, every year, “a period of non violence and cease-fire” will be held in all member states, no matter the current affair or situation. The UN hopes that all nations and peoples honour the period and use the time to promote education and awareness around any and all issues related to peace. This years theme is “Climate Action for Peace”, the goal being to bring attention to what is undeniably the greatest issue to face mankind to date, the current destruction and decay of our world's climate and ecological balance.
This is the big one, 920 is here!
Magic Mushroom Day has arrived, 20th September; and in the spirit of the event we want to suggest some fun ways you could celebrate this mushroom-flavoured occasion with family and friends. Better known as “920” the relatively new event (circa 2015) seeks to champion and honour the many boons and uses of magic mushrooms across the globe. But before that let us first explore what is 920 and where did it come from?