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Could psychedelic drugs treat PTSD and depression? A Q&A with Rick Doblin

For decades, research into drugs like LSD, MDMA and psilocybin was banned. Now it's time to shed our old fears and fully investigate their potential for treatments that could benefit people with PTSD, depression, substance abuse, and more, says psychedelics expert Rick Doblin.

The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy



The Woodstock concert remains a very intriguing subject.  It defined the paradox of the 1960's and early '70's, in that there was war and injustice boiling all around, even sucking in the youth as soldiers and protesters, and yet there was an uprising of imagination, liberty and love.  The creativity of the music, art and entertainment of that time was a culmination of the pent-up pain and aspirations seeking peace from the horrors and irrationality of World War Two - as it was also a dynamical blending of various trends in thought and music, by groups who had been segregated in spirit, but were now finding and reaching out to each other.

After the heaviness of insane assassinations, Vietnam, the Arms Race, riots, secrets, lies and so many injustices, a psychedelic mushroom-cloud of hope sprang up through this dank atmosphere, where all the whirls and sparkles of possibility, mingled and bloomed together as one, hearkening back to the original ideals of Liberal Democracy.

Woodstock's creation and business was intriguing in itself, but even more-so was the peace, cooperation and happiness that followed - almost on a wing and a prayer.  But it succeeded.  Even the police stood down, donned T-shirts, and celebrated the second summer of love, soon to be brought to the nation in moral solidarity, through the miracle of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.  It all happened in 1969.  And so did all the amazing music.  It was the white crest of the Boomer wave which, by now, has kinda crashed like glass around us, in some kind of Helter Skelter, but.  That was bound to happen.  Here are two very good audio documentaries from the BBC, recommended, if you are interested in the subject...


(CLICK PIC TO PLAY)

Why Woodstock still matters...

The Woodstock myth is a potent and evocative symbol of the '60s utopian hippie dream – an event that represents to the world the ultimate example of the unifying power of music, peace and love. To mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic cultural events of the 20th Century, this programme explores the impact of the now legendary celebration and why the spirit of Woodstock still carries important social lessons, providing evidence that the power of ordinary people can effect change.

Musicians, artistes and organisers who were there including John Sebastian, Roger Daltrey, Carlos Santana, Michael Lang, Michael Wadleigh, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Eddie Kramer and Stephen Stills, explain how the pinnacle of the optimism that they all shared as a generation included 500,000 young people enjoying three days of what was billed as "an Aquarian Exposition".

And now that the Woodstock generation has indeed inherited the world, what lessons from that utopian dream are still being implemented today and how has the ‘60s hippie ethos that cherished the value that people placed on one another that weekend permeated society in general?

Presenter: Arlo Guthrie
Producer: Des Shaw

(CLICK PIC TO PLAY - Photo: Woodstock album cover. Credit: Burk Uzzle)


MORE GREAT WOODSTOCK BELOW THE CUT, MANRéduire )

I haven't seen the official Woodstock documentary, which did pretty well.  I did see another one, which is probably discussed via my tag ABOVE.  Here's a groovy picture -


Woodstock dudes looking for a cell-phone sweet -spot.

Originally posted by organiconsumers. Reposted by madman101 at 2019-08-22 20:27:00.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/want-be-healthier-show-soil-little-more-respect

August 22, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
OCA

Americans are getting fatter. But we aren’t getting healthier. 

We can expect that trend to continue, unless we fix our food. And we can’t fix our food unless we fix our soil, which means we stop saturating it with herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, synthetic chemical fertilizers and antibiotics.

Scientific American just published a great article this week linking the decline of human health to the decline in food nutrients caused by the decline in soil health. The authors pointed to a report by Eco Farming Daily, citing data going back to 1940, stating this:

“The level of every nutrient in almost every kind of food has fallen between 10 and 100 percent. An individual today would need to consume twice as much meat, three times as much fruit, and four to five times as many vegetables to obtain the same amount of minerals and trace elements available in those same foods in 1940.”

How do we fix our soil, food and health? We need a “microbiome renaissance,” the author said. And that begins with showing Mother Nature a little respect:

It is pure hubris to think we can manipulate nature into agricultural perfection with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, to adapt to and mitigate the intertwined ecological, human health and climate crises, we must respect the elegant complexity of nature.

Read ‘Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes!’

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