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Dream Interpretation

For as long as we have dreamed, we have tried to understand the meaning of our dreams. Over the ages, many meanings have been ascribed to various dream elements as is apparent when checking out any dream dictionary. Recently, psychologists in the West have tried to approach dream interpretation by means of the scientific method, …

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Dream Recall (How to Remember Dreams?)

Remembering your dreams is absolutely essential for every dream-related experience, such as astral projection and lucid dreaming. The problem in this regard is however that our brains seem “programmed” to erase our dream-related memories as quickly and efficiently as possible. To properly recall your dreams, you need to somehow circumvent this natural obstacle. How can …

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Mucuna pruriens & L-DOPA

Mucuna pruriens (cowhage; velvet bean) is a tropical plant used by Ayurvedic healers and Native Americans for hundreds or thousands of years for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are also used to make jewelry, necklaces, pendants, charms, and amulets to, for example, ward off illness, headaches, and the evil eye. And its roasted beans have …

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Traditional Chinese Hallucinogens

Chinese herbology and traditional Chinese medicine employ a wide variety of medicinal plants, some of which have hallucinogenic properties. In this article I review the Chinese hallucinogens, some of which are still used in traditional Chinese medicine, while others were used in folk medicine. Most of the Chinese hallucinogens are not psychedelics but deliriants. Often …

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