The Rising Popularity of DMT

The internet has enabled Terence McKenna’s lectures – and, in turn, his fascinating descriptions of the DMT experience – to circulate among the curious and experimental. But while the DMT Preacher has played a highly influential role in raising people’s awareness and interest in this strange substance, other factors have been at play in the…

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Why Mental Illness is Rare in Traditional Societies

The global incidence of mental illness is staggeringly high. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people around the world will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. It is interesting to note, however, which countries have the highest incidences of mental illness. Rates of depression and…

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DMT and the Pineal Gland: A Sceptic’s View

Comedian, UFC commentator, and podcaster Joe Rogan talked about DMT on the Opie & Anthony show in 2007. His descriptions of the craziness of DMT were well-received. A clip of the enthusiastic spiel was uploaded to YouTube, and it currently has over 4 million views. News about DMT was reaching far and wide. However, so…

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Why Loneliness is a Major Issue in the UK

Britain has been voted the loneliness capital of Europe, with those living in big cities feeling the most isolated. London is a bustling and exciting place to live, with opportunities to meet all kinds of people. And that’s true. But at the same time, it can be a very lonely city to live in. Londoners don’t know their neighbours, don’t…

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Millennials Might Be a Bit Self-Obsessed, But They’re Far From Lazy

The stereotype of the millennial is a 20-something who is lazy, self-absorbed, self-entitled and soft. Joel Stein wrote a cover story for Time magazine three years ago, describing millennials as narcissistic, pointing to evidence, such as the high incidence of narcissistic personality disorder among young people, relative to the older generation. This article caused quite…

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