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Anonymous 11/14/2019 (Thu) 11:56:42 No. 18
•promoting a culture of individual freedom and responsibility by providing open access to the knowledge needed to make informed choices regarding one's body and mind.
Psychologist Dr. Elliot Cohen of Leeds Metropolitan University and the U.K. Institute of Psychosomanautics defines psychonautics as "the means to study and explore consciousness (including the unconscious) and altered states of consciousness. It rests on the realization that to study consciousness is to transform it. It is associated with a long tradition of historical cultures worldwide."[6] Leeds Metropolitan University is currently the only university in the United Kingdom to offer a module in psychonautics.
The Subjective Effect Index (SEI) is a collection of articles designed to serve as a comprehensive reference work for the diverse range of subjective effects that can occur during an altered or non-ordinary state of consciousness. It has primarily been written to describe the effects of psychoactive substances (particularly hallucinogens) but may also be extended to other areas of psychonautics such as meditation, sensory deprivation, and lucid dreaming.
See also

◾Responsible use
◾Psychonautics
◾Psychoactive substance index
◾Meditation
◾Lucid dreaming
With the advent of organic chemistry, there now exist many synthetic drugs with similar psychoactive properties, many of which are derived from these plants. Many pure active compounds with psychoactive properties have been isolated from these respective organisms and synthesized chemically. These include the naturally occurring mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, salvinorin A, ibogaine, ergine, and muscimol, the semi-synthetic LSD, and synthetic substances (e.g., DPT used by the Temple of the True Inner Light and 2C-B used by the Sangoma).[3]
The use of psychoactive substances is deeply rooted in human culture and dates back to pre-history. Early societies often incorporated these organisms into their traditions in medicine, spirituality, or recreation, such as the use of soma in the origins of Hinduism, and many of these uses continue into the modern day. Some common examples of this are the use of wine containing Ethanol in Christian communion, and Ayahuasca among indigenous peoples of the Amazon.

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