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Hangover Cures

Sensible precautions—and what to do if you’ve thrown caution to the wind —by Trisha McMillan Parties are great; we get to see our old friends, make new ones, and generally just cel …

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Bicycle Day

Twas the 19th of April, 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, and Sandoz Labs chemical researcher Albert Hofmann had been researching a derivative of ergot fungus, attempting to isolate a ne …

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Magical DIY Gifts

CATALYST presents a magical hypothetical holiday gift guide, featuring mind-expanding items you could make and give with love, if only you lived in a different time and place. Mary …

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DIY, Health

DIY Healthcare: Hangover Cures

Party season is here, and the non-ascetics among us are in the midst of the marathon of indulgence that starts annually after Thanksgiving and runs through the new year. Parties ar …

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Life Is But a Dream

All human cultures have in common the urge to seek, understand, and utilize altered mental states. Our intellect and capacity for self-awareness provide our minds with the ability …

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Expand, Spirituality & Mysticism

Americans on Ayahuasca

by Trisha McMillan Ayahuasca is changing how we see our world. Over the past few decades, its use has spread beyond the confines of the jungle and come to the attention of Western …

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Expand, Spirituality & Mysticism

Indiana Jones Meets His Metaphysical Match

by Trisha McMillan While researching Super­natural: Meeting with the Ancient Teachers of Man­kind, journalist/adventurer Graham Hancock encountered the sacred vine of the Amazon, a …

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Psychedelic Renaissance

by Trisha McMillan The MAPS conference could mark the end of a 30-year dark age regarding the study of entheogens. In mid-April, the Multidisci­plinary Association for Psychedelic …

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