The Entheogenic use of plant based potions by humans isn't something new and there is enough evidence indicating that this was common practice for our ancestors who knew the psychoactive properties of these brews and the powers they hold within to awaken us to the true spiritual nature of our reality.

For nearly 2000 years, as many as three thousand Greeks shared similar visionary experiences in the town of Eleusis while celebrating the great Eleusinian Mysteries.

In this inaugural video of "Ancient Greece Revisited" we explore the possible use of psychedelics in the Greek world. We follow a thread connecting the most sacred of rituals, the "Great Mysteries of Eleusis," to the discovery of LSD by Albert Hofmann in the midst of WW2, and from there, to a new, psychedelic view of the entirety of Greek culture.

( Click on the YouTube player window for sub-titles in Spanish, French and Greek. )

The Great Mystery was a six day festival observed at harvest time that symbolized the cycle of death and rebirth.

What began as a local festival, the Eleusinian Mysteries eventually became a defining piece of Athenian citizenship. The sixth day of festivities included ingestion of a portion known as the 'Kykeon'.

Upon ingestion, initiates described a gradual entrance into ecstasy accompanied by physical symptoms including vertigo, nausea, cold sweats, fear, and trembling.

These physical symptoms were met with mystical visions, or epopteia – an aura of brilliant light that appeared within the Hall.

The festival of the mysteries took place twice a year, in spring and in autumn, but the former was not so great and important as the latter. The mysteries, whose origins date to the prehellenic era, became particularly popular when Eleusis came under sovereignty of Athens. In the 5th century B.C. the telesterion—the great hall of mysteries was built there.

In this building the most important part of the ritual is supposed to have occurred: the ingestion of the kykeon, the mysterious sacrament that caused in participants intensive psychic changes, which cleared their souls, and made them accept death not so much as harm as a blessing, as one of the ancient diarists reported. In the late Roman period the mysteries no longer took place every year, and the cult was finally destroyed in 395 A.D. or the year after it when the troops of Alaric demolished the temple at Eleusis.

Ergot, a parasite that grows on barley, emits ergometrine and d-lysergic acid amide, a chemical precursor to LSD that exhibits similar psychedelic effects and a DEA schedule III drug in the United States. After ingesting the kykeon, the participant enters the final portion of the journey, wherein the most secret aspects of the mystery are revealed, with many experiencing visions pertaining to the possibility of eternal life. The influence of mind altering drugs is believed to bolster the individual's reaction to the final step and help the Eleusinian Mysteries survive for nearly two thousand years against a plethora of other mystery cults and the rise of Christianity in Rome.

In the first recorded literary source of the Mysteries at Eleusis, the kykeon brew was described as consisting of barley, water, and mint.

The barley found in fields near Eleusis was often infested with a fungal growth known as ergot, the compound commonly believed to be the psychoactive agent in the kykeon. In 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD from ergotamine, a chemical derived from ergot.

After this discovery, Hoffman pursued the notion that the entheogenic experience induced by the kykeon portion at Eleusis resulted from the same chemical makeup as that found in another entheogen: LSD. The term Entheogen comes from the Greek root, entheos (God within) and gen- (becoming), or “becoming a god within.”

The writings left behind describing the experiences at Eleusis are strikingly similar to those of other ancient psychedelic experiences induced by entheogens, such as Ayahuasca in the Amazon, the Blue Water Lily in Egypt, and the Soma in India.

Ancient entheogen users often cited a connection to a divine realm or entity, mystical and indescribable visions, the dissolution of the ego or self, and subsequent acceptance of death – all common themes in today’s well-known psychedelics including DMT (dimethyltryptamine), mescaline, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), and sacred mushrooms (psilocybin).

Throughout recorded history in both ancient and modern times, many entheogen users in widely varying cultures and geographic areas depict comparable encounters.

If these same rites of passage and mystical experiences can be found throughout history and in so many divergent cultures, could these sacred and transformative entheogenic experiences be the true foundation of religion and man’s relationship with the divine?

So, it does seem like Hofmann's Elixir, LSD, is the new Eleusis !

Ancient Greece Revisited

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In times like these, are we all receiving certain signs in the form of visions and dreams of an apocalypse to come ? There are have been many prophecies that have come true in our times and the seers have also grown in number, with each one having their version of what might be ahead of us, in our not so distant future. I have been prodded by the Universe to share one such apocalyptic vision of mine which I feel is something others also might have experienced in their visions / dream states. This is how it all began ...

I woke up one morning just around sunrise and noticed I was lying in bed and it was morning, the balcony door was left open (facing a forest) ... (Must've passed out the previous night) ... and I felt there was a vision or something coming through and I had to close my eyes again ... and so I did. I usually don't have many lucid dreams or even clear recollections of my dreams since I smoke quite a bit before going to bed which I'm told affects remembering the dreams, although the dreams never really stop. This was unlike anything I have ever experienced before in a very very lucid state .... like i was watching a movie with my eyes closed.

It started with this HUGE wave rising ... it just kept rising until I could see what resembled a massive hood of a Cobra from my perspective, right under it. The scene changes and now I am looking out from an apartment on what seemed like the 10th or the 11th floor in a multistory building. I was looking out through a balcony entrance and I could see some people standing in their balconies in the adjacent building, a level or two below. The next thing I see is water sweeping these people off from their balconies and now they were floating on water. I saw there were 3 or 4 other people in the same room I was viewing this from, but I could see only their dark silhouettes from an observers viewpoint. At this point I asked myself how do i feel, i sensed no fear at all ... like i wasn't really there. Perhaps in an out of body state. The scene changes again and now I see my ex wife, in still, calm waters ... holding on to a big log of wood. I somehow was floating above the water as I came close to her to check if she was ok. She responded saying Yes, she was fine. I was assured she was fine and then I see myself and my son from again an observers perspective gliding above the water and just going away ... and I woke up !

I remembered my vision so well, like I just finished watching something in my waking state. I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror soon after and I noticed my left eye looking a bit funny. In couple of hours this eye was swollen like a tomato and I couldn't open that eye at all. The vision, my eye ... this pain and frustration were making my question the whole sequence of events as to WHY did this happen ... It's only in adversity that we learn may hold true in this case as I learned new healing methodologies to recover from what seemed like an insect bite from the forest, which also somehow induced this vision ?!?! It took me a week to completely recover and I was able to see from that eye again, however the vision kept bothering me ... like I had to do something about it. This was sometime in the first week of August 2018, about a year ago. A few days after my vision the Kerala floods happened which kinda made me wonder if there was a connection between the two. A few days after I came across an article about a man called Madhav Gadgil who predicted the Kerala floods and also said that Goa would be next in line ... this is partly due to all the illegal mining for Iron ore in this region around the Western Ghats.

My intention is to simply share this vision with you folks to know if any of you have also had the same kind of visions or dreams. I feel there is something very real to all of this and we shall see this unfold in our near future. In times like these, many truths will be revealed much to the shock and amazement of the slumbering masses, who will probably go through a rude awakening to 'The Big Picture'. In the last chapter of "Laws of the Spirit World" a book by Khurshed Bhavnagiri, the transmissions she receives suggest that in these times there will be many cataclysmic events and there will be many UFOs seen in our skies which will be taking people to habitable zones in a post apocalyptic scenario. It's interesting to note that something similar was mentioned by the famous channel Barbara Marciniak in her book Bringers of the Dawn, where she speaks of many UFOs / Spaceships will be seen in our skies ... and if you ask this ships intuitively if they are from the light, you will get your answer. There are many of us who are presently unaware of our true origins and Earth's history and all that religious dogma and indoctrination will be put to the test when our illusory worldview is threatened by realities never heard of. We are all in this together and in times like these we must reunite as the one family of light we truly are. There is nothing to fear and run away from, but there is a lot to learn, understand and assimilate within our being and expressed in the lives we lead. Dolores Cannon also speaks of a new 5D Earth coming ... from a linear perspective of how we observe time. As we increase our own vibrational state we will slowly begin to gravitate towards this new world emerging where Peace and Harmony are a way of life and we all live as ONE !

Perhaps, we wake up one day and find ourselves in a totally new world, a different reality ... which we are co-creating ... !

"In Lak'ech Ala K'in"

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How can it be explained otherwise ?! HAHAHAHAHA :D !!!! So, just in case you missed this one, Matt Groening who created 'The Simpsons' and now "Futurama" is believed by some to be a "Time Traveler" who created certain story lines in his episodes that actually happened for real, just the way he showed it. Watch for yourself !

This isn't the first time something strange like this has been observed. There are couple of more Time Travelers who have created a sensation in the media with their anomalous origins and eventual disappearance. Andrew Carlssin was one such name which came up some years ago after he made a whooping $350 million at the stocks in a very short period of time investing a small amount to start with. He said he was from 2256 !

With so many recent shows on Netflix talking about Alternate realities, parallel dimensions and time travel, it seems like mystery and magic are slowly becoming the norm. Utter Strangeness of life sometimes and these unexplained occurrences deepen the mystery about life and who we think we are ... I see all of this as a positive shift towards full and completed awareness of the self ... we are being nudged forward towards realizing our truest potential. It's time for a new world ... and we are the ones creating it, here and now ! Choose wisely ... Trust you Instincts !

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Your foolproof and definitive guide to buying online and mail order marijuana seeds. So easy, even a monkey could do it.

Possibly even a stoned monkey. Okay, so maybe not that, but this is your guide to buying weed seeds right, getting your crop growing in the best way possible, as soon as possible. To purchase marijuana seeds, you’re gonna need to know all The Who’s, How’s, When’s, Where’s and Why’s before you get started. The Who is easily the most important. Snagging a couple seeds that your cousin found in the bottom of a bag of dirt bud probably isn't the best way to go if you’re planning on having a nice crop. So make sure that you get your seeds from a reputable source.

Seeds are obviously the most important part of your future marijuana plants, because it all starts with them. Creating and properly collecting seeds, preferably feminized and carefully selected, takes time, effort, and a decent amount of science- which is why it’s best left to the professionals. When purchasing weed seeds for the first time, it’s better to spend a little bit more money in the beginning, than waste a lot in the end because your plants won’t produce.

Where to Buy

The “where” question relies pretty heavily on where you happen to be at, yourself. In weed friendly states and countries, you can sometimes pick up seeds from your local cannabis purveyor, or seed bank. Talking to the pros that handle the seeds themselves is usually a must for any beginner. Get to know your supplier as well as any strains they have for sale. These guys are the brains behind their seed operations, so they should be able to easily answer any questions you may have.

In countries and states where marijuana seeds aren’t exactly legal, there are generally a few loopholes in laws that can help you out. Order marijuana seeds online to avoid the risk of possession charges. Generally, seeds aren’t illegal to possess, as long as they aren’t in soil. This is excessively true in states and countries where hemp and hemp by products have been decriminalized. Should you get caught with some mail-order seeds, generally the worst case scenario is they won’t make it to you, as they are subject to being confiscated.

Why to Buy

Buying marijuana seeds online, either domestically or abroad has a few different advantages. Besides avoiding many legal implications, online marijuana seed banks generally have a slew of reviews and user ratings. These types of forums are massively useful when buying anything online and marijuana seeds are no exception.

Another added bonus of purchasing seeds online is that you can get hard to find and unique strains. The UK, The Netherlands, and Spain are common purveyors of the more popular strains. Because of this popularity, it’s not difficult to find a seed bank that is reputable and has satisfied customers. Most online retailers also have FAQ forums or online customer assistance should you run into trouble. No matter where you get your seeds, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have a 100% success rate at all times, but more often than not, you should be getting what you’re paying for.

If you don’t plan on going the mail-order route to purchase marijuana seeds, keep in mind that certain modes of travel (like airplanes) aren’t always the best idea when carrying a pocket full of seeds. Crossing state lines can also get you into some trouble if you’re not careful about where you buy and how you transport. Be sure to brush up on any marijuana travel related laws before you bring home any souvenirs.

What to Buy

Choosing which seed to buy can be a pretty exciting, and equally overwhelming, experience. Any decent seed bank will offer many, many, different strains of marijuana seeds on their site. Feminized and autoflowering are also some weed seed buzzwords you need to be aware of.


Unless you’re planning on doing some crossbreeding and have a pretty solid background in cannabis cultivation- feminized seeds are definitely the way to go. Choosing to buy feminized seeds can increase your expected yield by up to 50%. This is because, without feminization, seeds have roughly a 50/50 chance of producing a male plant. Male plants don't produce decent pot and should a male pollinate your lady plants, the pot your girls produce will be pretty crap too. Properly feminized seeds have close to a 99% chance of producing a female plant.


Autoflowering seeds are great for beginners. No strict and costly light cycles are necessary, and the plants will flower on their own. Non-autoflowering strains will require strict light cycles during different stages of plant development in order to produce good foliage and fat buds. Autoflowering seeds will flower based upon plant age. A small downfall is that yield is generally low and plants are fairly small.


These bad boys will be ENORMOUS. So plan on that. Sativas also take quite a bit more time to flower and vegetate. They require a very large amount of space and an equally large amount of water, food, light, and just about everything else. But, you definitely reap what you sow with Sativas, as their cones are generally larger and the high is much more cerebral.


Indica strains are generally a bit smaller than their Sativa sisters, but will still require quite a bit of growing room as well as intense light schedules. Many new growers will opt to start with an indica strain over a sativa purely based on the amount of space they have to grow.

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So finally it looks like things are heading in the right direction with more Plant based medicines and alternative healing modalities making their way into the mainstream culture of our society. It feels good to know that now there is more awareness of Cannabis being a medicinal plant, although its recreational use being more prevalent, it still is medicine for the sick and dying who could heal in a more holistic way, how nature intended it to be.

Here is an insightful post from our friends at Vedi Herbals about Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System.

The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis works?

You have heard about the 11 major organ systems including the respiratory, muscular, skeleton, digestive and reproductive system. But have you heard about the Endocannabinoid System? Probably not, because it has only been discovered in the 1990s and scientists are still trying to understand the complete working of this system.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has been found to be the most important physiological system involved in establishing and supporting our health. It plays a vital role in modulating the regulation of homeostasis of the human body, which encompasses the brain, reproductive, and immune system, to name a few. Let’s take a deep dive into the ECS and how Cannabis works here.

Cannabis infused Ayurvedic medicines are available for patients because of their therapeutic benefits. You can buy Cannabis medicine online at Vedi Herbals.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological system composed of 3 components- 1. Endocannabinoids, 2. Cannabinoid receptors and 3. The cellular machinery (enzymes that produce and breakdown endocannabinoids). ECS is responsible for regulating various physiological and cognitive processes including appetite, mood, fertility, pain, and memory.

Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by cells that bind to cannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, found throughout the body. Stimulating these receptors results in various physiologic processes inside the cell.

To understand how Cannabis works and its benefits, it’s important to understand the ECS.

How and when Medical Cannabis Evolved?

Decades back while Cannabis was being studied, it’s main active compound THC was discovered. However, scientists then didn’t have any clue that the human body has special receptors for it.

Research work on rats in 1988 helped the discovery of the first cannabinoid receptor (CB1).
In 1993, a second cannabinoid receptor (CB2) was identified which was found to be distributed throughout the immune system and peripheral tissues of the body.

In 1995, researchers discovered that the two receptors, CB1 and CB2 were found not only in rats but in million other species including humans. However, scientists were confused about why humans would have receptors for a substance which was made by some plant. Was it possible that our bodies produced cannabinoids similar to THC?

As research advanced, this was proved true. From what we know yet, human bodies produce 80 endocannabinoids (i.e. cannabinoids produced by our body) and nearly 32 receptors to bind them. The cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids interact in the same way as lock and key and together comprise the ECS. When the cannabinoid "key” attaches to the receptor "lock”, activation occurs, resulting in the amazing effects on the brain and body.

The cannabinoids produced by Cannabis like CBD and THC (also known as “Phyto-cannabinoids” or “Exo-cannabinoids”) work similar to the cannabinoids produced by our body (Endo-cannabinoids) and act as keys for the receptor locks.

Why We Need Cannabis or Phyto-Cannabinoids?

With age and lifestyle, the endocannabinoid levels might change and can lead to various health problems including sleep disorders, inflammatory response, and Alzheimer’s.

Cannabis can play a vital role here. The most popular cannabinoids found in Cannabis are THC and CBD, with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. This external source can help promote homeostasis in our body and re-establish good health.

How does Cannabis Work?

They work in two ways, one by maintaining the ECS and secondly by complementing if there is a deficiency.

THC in Cannabis is responsible for the intoxicating effects of cannabis, as well as many of the medicinal properties. THC works by interacting with the ECS’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. By stimulating these receptors,THC can imitate the function of the endocannabinoids our bodies produce to regulate physiology and maintain health.

While CBD in Cannabis interacts with other nominal receptors with remarkable effects. For instance, CBD activates the receptor GPR55, which has been shown to assist in reducing pain and inflammation. CBD has been shown to decrease the activity of THC’s activity at CB receptors. Combining CBD and THC decreases the intoxicating and other side effects of THC, while enhancing some of THC’s benefits and hence they usually work best together.

If there is a cannabinoid deficiency in the body, administering Cannabis can help bring levels to normal. Low Cannabinoid levels trigger health issues like headaches, mood swings, irritability, etc. The optimum level of endocannabinoids maintains vital health functions and helps restore the balance within the body.

How are Cannabis and Ayurveda related?

Interestingly, Cannabis is a vital ingredient in more than 80 traditional Ayurvedic formulas. It has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years in India, mainly to treat pain, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Cannabis is regarded as one of the five essential plants in Vedas. Cannabis, also known as “Vijaya” means attaining victory over sufferings.

What is CBD and what is THC?

CBD and THC are two vital components, described as "sister molecules". CBD and THC have many similarities,yet distinct differences. Both have different roles to play, offer incredible health benefits, and relief to symptoms.

For some ailments, the intoxicating effects of THC are more beneficial while for others CBD is more appropriate. CBD is capable of blocking the effects of compounds such as THC. Consequently, it can balance the intoxicating effects of THC. Cannabis medicines are available in different proportions of CBD and THC for various health issues.

Source : Vedi Herbals

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To suffer from PTSD is not a nice situation for anyone to go through. Because we are reacting to something that happened in our past, sometimes it's not always easy to understand what we are doing to ourselves and others until we have managed to release it. And this is just what I unintentionally did after carrying it around with me for the last fifty years.

So, what did I do? Firstly, I started micro-dosing with psilocybin. The magic mushrooms helped to soften some of my constant limiting self-beliefs as well as reducing the amount of regular soul-destroying nightmares that stopped me from sleeping soundly through the night. And although it wasn't much, this was a great relief for me.

It was, however, when I discovered and started the Sweet Spot therapeutic sessions with psilocybin that, step for step, I managed to eliminate my debilitating PTSD. When I started, I hoped it would soften my issues, challenges and anguish a little more than micro-dosing, but at no point did I realise it would release me from those life-long bounds altogether. Each session focused on a particular issue, and I think I can say that after the fourth session I had released my burdens. It was the fifth session, however, that turned out to be a bonus and was a spiritual moment that previously I disregarded such thoughts as rubbish. What an eye opener this turned out to be.

All in all, this life-changing experience took me a little more than a year to complete, even though I had many good and bad days as I realised what I had gone through in my life. Yet, now I can get up each and every morning with enthusiasm and determination to make the most of my remaining life. Words can't express how wonderful this is to experience on a daily basis and just seems to get better each and every day that still allows me to deal with the past, to love myself and to have the life that I never previously had.

Please join me on this year-long life-journey of mine as I bare my soul in describing what happened in my past, the battles I experienced through these changes to the awe-inspiring life-changing revelations I experienced. You can find my book and ebook on Amazon (your country) or Lulu (the paperback is cheaper here!) or you can order it from your local bookshop if they don't already have it on their shelves.

- Neil Holmes

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Times are quickly changing for Hemp in India as many North Indian states have started legalizing Hemp and are also looking at legalizing Cannabis in general ! There is still a lot of confusion in people's minds about the Hemp Plant (Cannabis Sativa strain) and the female Cannabis Indica strain which bears the bud, often used interchangeably. Let's begin with clearing the fog around "Hemp" with this informative article shared by "Health Horizons", a brand I came across recently after I stumbled upon some really awesome Hemp products at an Organic store in a quaint spiritual town somewhere in South India. I bought their Sativa Powder and the Hemp Oil to make my smoothies even more magical and they most definitely did turn out so ... With the first sip I knew this is what a natural high feels like and that this is what I'll be having on a regular basis ... and hence continues my love for everything Hemp ... :)

What are Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seeds are nothing but unique (like each one of us) plant-based consumable seeds. Hemp seeds are obtained naturally from the Hemp plant. First, let us walk you through few of its awesome uses, health benefits, nutritional value and eventually, its myth busters.

You may have seen them sprinkled onto plates of mixed greens or smoothie bowls on Social Mediums or many blogs, or maybe you haven’t seen them at all. The latter occurs to a great extent since hemp seeds are still not allowed for human consumption in various parts of the world. Especially in India which is now changing with a few states having legalized it.

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious seeds in the world. They are obtained from the hemp plant which is scientifically termed as Cannabis Sativa. Hemp is often mistaken for its association with Cannabis Indica (Marijuana). Cannabis Indica has its own properties and it’s used for recreational and even medicinal purposes. Whereas, Hemp seeds, Hemp protein powder, and Hemp oil are used for consumption.

Sativa seeds are hard-shelled, single-seeded organic products. Mostly, the de-hulled seeds are used for consumption purposes. Optimal health and well being are the gifts offered by Sativa seeds. Moreover, it helps in de-stressing, which is a major cause of various disorders in our body.

By using Hemp on a regular diet, humongous health benefits can be obtained; which will be covered in this post later on.

Hemp Seeds Nutrition

Sativa seeds contain Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, D and E along with Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.

The protein content in Hemp is high which helps in strengthening the immune system. It is a complete source of 20 Amino acids, out of which 9 are essential Amino acids which cannot be produced by our body. The immune system is enhanced by its regular consumption which in turn improves muscle building capacities. One-third of hemp protein is Albumin, the protein that is found in egg whites.

Sativa seeds are the most digestible protein than any protein-rich foods. They are undoubtedly high-quality proteins that can be consumed by Bodybuilders, Elderly, Mothers, Babies, and simply EVERYONE.

It contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which is an Omega 6 fatty acid. This fatty acid is known for its special ability to fend off diseases like High blood pressure, Cancer etc. The ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is 3:1 which is considered as an optimal ratio in a balanced diet. Meanwhile, Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of these acids.

Hemp Seeds Health Benefits

Guess what, Hemp seeds offer enormous health benefits and it is used in various health conditions for all age groups of people. These seeds are power packed sources of various Nutrients, Minerals, and Essential Fatty acids.

Here are 16 Health benefits offered by Hemp seeds and their explanation follows as you reach the end of the list.

Metabolic Health
Rich in Essential Nutrients
Reduces inflammation – Reduces dermatitis
Antioxidants in Hemp seeds
Balances bad cholesterol – Cholesterol range
Heart health recovers
Regulates hormones – Hormone function enhances
Menopause symptoms –
Hemp oil for Skin, hair, and Nails
Weight loss
Plant-based protein diet
Energizes Immune system
Boosts muscle mass – Builds muscles
Rich in GLA – Rich in Gamma-Linolenic acid
Stress Buster

Metabolic Health

The fibers present in hemp seeds helps in various digestive benefits. Hemp seeds are rich in Fiber which is helpful in maintaining overall metabolic health. A high fiber diet normalizes bowel movements, maintain bowel health, lowers cholesterol levels, controls blood sugar levels, and helps in achieving a healthy weight. Dietary fibers are also helpful in the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Be sure to include dietary fibers in your overall diet plans. Foods rich in dietary fiber are listed below:

Whole-grain products
Beans, peas and other legumes
Hemp seeds

Rich in Essential Nutrients

Hemp seeds get its title “Superfood” for the presence of various essential nutrients in it. It is rich in Proteins and Essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6, 9 and GLA. Hemp seeds contain 35% fatty acids and 33% proteins in them. It is also an abundant source of GLA (Gamma-Linolenic acid).

It is a vital source of Trace minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Calcium, Sodium, Vitamins E, D, C, B6, B2, B1 and A. Minerals cannot be produced by living organisms, only plants have the capacity to absorb minerals from the soil. And Hemp is so good at it.

Nutrition Fact per 30gm serving is tabulated below

Reduces Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body’s immune response. It is the attempt of the body to heal itself after an injury and repair tissue damages. But Chronic inflammation can be problematic. Lack of proportionate intake of Omega-6 fatty acids to that of Omega-3 fatty acids constitutes the cause for chronic inflammation.

Hemp seeds contain anti-inflammatory component GLA and a significant amount of Omega-6 and 3 fatty acids in the ratio of 3:1. This makes hemp a natural anti-inflammatory power-packed source.

A study found that people in taking hemp for eczema have experienced less dryness and itchiness on the skin. This study was recorded over a period of 20 weeks.

Antioxidants in Hemp Seeds

Hemp seed is rich in Vitamin E which is a very helpful antioxidant. Vitamin E reduces oxidative stress in the body. Alzheimer’s disease can be cured by reducing oxidative stress. Phytol present in hemp seed is a powerful antioxidant which is known for its antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Hemp seeds also contain natural antioxidants such as Tocopherols and Phenolic compounds. Hemp is essential in getting us the much-needed antioxidants.

Balances Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol built up on arteries can lead to stroke and various other health issues. As we know, hemp seeds contain more than 30% of fat from Omega-6 and 3 which assists in speeding up metabolism. This helps in idealistic cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

Heart Health Recovers

Proper balancing of Cholesterol and fatty acids in regular diet plays a vital role in improving heart health. Hemp seeds are naturally balanced considering their chemical compositions. Saturated fats are also important for the normal functioning of the heart and the body. This is important to avoid heart attacks and strokes.

The high fiber content found in hemp seeds boosts the functioning of the heart, thereby, making it healthy. Fiber scrapes off the deposits of cholesterol from the artery walls and sends them to excretory system. The excretory system processes and eliminates cholesterol out of the body.

Menopause and Hormone Function

Severe menopause symptoms, mood swings, depression, and anxiety are the major symptoms of hormonal imbalances. The Gamma Linolenic Acid present in hemp seeds acts as a hormone regulator for thyroid and pancreas. This helps in maintaining a hormonal balance and eliminating the disorders.

It is also responsible for regulating hormones that affect weight gain and hunger. Since healthy weight gain is achievable by regular intake of hemp seeds in the diet. Optimal balance of hormonal functions is essential for the overall health of the body. Eventually, Hemp is a natural remedy in regulating them.

Hemp oil for Skin, Hair, and Nails

Hemp seed oil, a gifted ingredient, is prepared by cold-pressing of hemp seeds can be used in daily beauty routines. It can be applied externally or even consumed directly to enjoy the benefits.

It helps in neutralizing breakouts in the acne-prone skin and also acts as a makeup remover. Massaging the skin with hemp oil adds an even complexion to the skin.

Hemp oil can be applied to nails directly. It acts as a natural nail repair oil. It also cleanses nail linings and makes nails grow stronger and healthier. Regular application of hemp oil enhances the texture of nails.

Your hair’s natural strength, softness, and shine can be restored by the use of hemp oil. Hemp oil reduces inflammation in the scalp and can be applied directly. Regular massaging of the scalp with hemp oil strengthens the follicles of hair.

Weight Loss

Proteins in hemp seeds regulate blood sugar levels and continuously energizes the body helping in fewer carvings for high-calorie treats. Energy is maintained until your next meal and reduces the cravings for mindless snacking.

Fiber present in hemp seeds gives a fuller feeling for a long time which naturally reduces food consumption and paving way for healthier eating habits. This helps in weight loss by regulating metabolism and fewer cravings for processed foods or snacks.

Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seeds


The high blood pressure measured in the body is termed as Hypertension. This condition is often termed as the “Silent Killer”. There will be no symptoms or negligible symptoms. Hemp seeds help in reducing the blood pressure, thereby, reducing hypertension in return. This reduces complications such as stroke and maintains overall wellness in bodily functions.

Due to changes in lifestyle, more than 10 million people in India and 85 million people in the United States are reported to suffer from hypertension. Avoiding a healthy balanced diet is one of the major causes for it.

Plant-based Protein Diet

Apart from other protein sources, hemp seeds area purely plant-based protein. Hemp seeds are a power packed with an abundance of proteins and other nutrients like we have seen before. This can be safely used by all age groups. Hemp protein can be consumed by Lactose intolerant people and also a Gluten-free diet.

Hemp is often known as a complete protein due to the nutrients present in it. The Hemp protein consists of 20 amino acids that include 9 essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body. It is also rich in fiber and offers a number of health benefits.

Energizes Immune System

Hemp seeds have numerous health benefits which offer whole body nutrition. Therefore, the immune system gets healthier and energizes the body to fight against diseases. Immune system as a whole manages healthier white blood cells.

There are various factors that affect the immune system. But nutrient rich hemp helps to energize the system and recover the health of the body.

Builds Muscles

Since hemp seeds contain essential fatty acids and proteins, it helps the body to create new tissue and strengthens muscle mass and density. Adding hemp to regular diet eventually helps in building muscles. Hemp seed is rich in bioavailable enzymes and good bacteria which converts amino acids into muscles.

Hemp seeds are rich in albumin and globulin which is an easily digestible protein. Strength training athletes can gain healthy muscle by adding hemp in their workout diet.

Rich in GLA

Gamma Linolenic Acid which is commonly known as GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid that is found in very few sources but it offers extraordinary health benefits. Hemp is an abundant source of Gamma Linolenic Acid.

GLA found in hemp helps to regulate hormonal imbalance and inflammation associated with menopause.

Stress Buster

Excess amounts of stress can even kill you. Stress creates various side effects in the body. Short-term stress can be leveraging whereas long-term stress is harmful.

Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes present in hemp have a positive effect on our neurological well-being. Regular consumption of hemp seeds has been proved to reduce stress and anxiety which normalizes blood pressure too.

How to eat Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are little gems that can be eaten as Toppings on Salads.
Hemp milk can be extracted from seeds and consumed.
Smoothies can be prepared with hemp seeds in it.
Hemp seed oil can be used as a top-up for dishes after cooking.
Hemp seeds can be used to make protein bars.
These can even be munched raw as they have a nutty earthy flavor !

Try out various Hemp recipes from the Delicious hemp seed recipes section on the Health Horizons website and enjoy a healthier feast.

I'm waiting for my package to arrive with some of the latest hemp goodies from their store !

Definitely worth checking out ! I hope you too can bring the power of Hemp into your life and see how it shifts things for better, in all ways possible !

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Today, if you ask the experienced psychonauts, which natural medicine interests them most, all of them will most probably have the same answer – Bufo alvarius. This toad from the Sonoran desert produces venom as part of its self-defence mechanism, which contains 5-MeO-DMT - the most powerful psychedelic substance known to man. Even one hit from a pipe gets you anywhere but not in your head and your body, immediately your consciousness becomes part of everything and nothing all at once, you reach the stage most yogis and mystics are trying to achieve their entire life. It sounds tempting, doesn’t it? However, there is always a “but”. The Bufo experience is abnormally intense and it might not be appropriate for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to get as much information as possible regarding it. One of the study sources is Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret movie.

Do not worry, it isn’t one of those movies that you would have hard time to concentrate on while watching and it does not tell you what to or not to do. It’s the opposite. Bufo Alvarius - The Underground Secret is a breath taking audio-visual adventure enriched by stories of a group of Czech psychonauts that took the road to South America to experience the Colorado river toad venom on their own. In the movie, the authentic narratives and animations interchange with personal research of 5-Meo-DMT by the founder of transpersonal psychology Stanislav Grof and the physician and neo-shaman Octavio Rettig who has arranged the ceremonial contact with the toad tryptamine to a wide range of volunteers from all around the world.

Official Movie Trailer

There are no words to describe the experience with Bufo alvarius. That is the reason why we opted for the audio-visual adventure with expressive music and 3D animations inspired by personal encounters with this psychedelic substance. The initial plan to shoot a reportage continuously graduated into an intensive film meditation about the essence of consciousness and existence. It is still quite far from the transcendence that you can experience “there” but these are the possibilities of our reality – limited.” Filip Záruba, the director, scriptwriter, cameraman and co-producer of the movie, explains.

It is said that the toad from the Sonoran desert changes lives and the Czech creator of the movie Filip Záruba is a wonderful example. Even though he was not a newcomer at the work with psychedelics and spiritual techniques, at the time of his first Bufo experience, he was completely shocked by what he has discovered “there”. Afterwards, he was surprised to find out that almost nobody knew about this phenomena and that no one has made a feature film about it. It was a challenge and an opportunity for a young filmmaker to build from the experience he had gained while creating 3D animations and special movie effects that he essentially made for television projects and commercials.

You can see a sample of the psychedelic 3D animations in this official music video:

I have tried many different psychedelics before, but none of them can be compared to the substance the movie is all about: 5-MeO-DMT. This experience completely changed my life. For the first time I could experience something I only knew from mystical books and stories of spiritual masters: infinite love, compassion, timelessness, connection to everything in the Universe and wisdom far beyond anything I could imagine. In 10 minutes I was able to learn more than I have in 40 years of my life. From that moment I don’t believe in anything, I simply know. And this is priceless. I decided that more people should know about this unique opportunity to know the truth about themselves and the Universal consciousness, to heal themselves, to get rid of drug or alcohol addictions and so I made this movie.”

The film has received many film festival awards worldwide and after receiving the latest award in USA a scientist researching Yopo, Bufo and 5-MeO-DMT - Joseph Peter Barsuglia - has written: „It’s a new paradigm when documentaries about Schedule 1 psychedelic drugs receive film awards for being “The Best Religious / Spiritual Feature.“ This is the case of 5-MeO-DMT, the natural plant-based tryptamine that you make in your brain called, ‘the God molecule’. Nature is sacred and it is a sacrilege to deem anything in nature as illegal that can bring healing. The Creator does not make mistakes. The earth is our pharmacy and all beings should have inalienable rights to utilize nature to heal ourselves.”

Everybody knows Stanislav Grof

Are you one of those whose life was changed after reading Stanislav Grof’s books? Maybe you were even lucky to get acquainted with him in person. Thanks to the Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret you can meet him on a film screen or on a monitor of your computer and learn about his experience with the 5-Meo-DMT. Now, we can only reveal that this psychedelic substance blew his mind. As repetition is the mother of learning, we will recapitulate how has this revolutionary psychiatrist, with over sixty years of experience in research on healing, transforming and heuristic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, enriched the world.

He is one of the fathers and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology. Grof is the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and for several decades served as its president. Along with his former wife Christina, they developed a highly efficient psychotherapeutic and self-exploring method of Holotropic Breathwork and organized big international conferences for transpersonal psychology all over the world. He still holds lectures and conducts expert training programs of Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology; he is professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral studies (CIIS) in San Francisco at the department of philosophy, cosmology and consciousness. Dr. Stanislav Grof published over 160 articles in professional journals and many books that were translated into numerous languages. The International transpersonal conference is held regularly under the aegis of Stanislav Grof in various countries. Last time many leading scientists participated in it in Prague in 2017 where the movie was screened for the first time.

"Western Science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism."

- Stanislav Grof

Who is Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa ?

Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa, another hero of the Bufo Alvarius movie, is an author of The Toad of Dawn, 5-MeO-DMT and the Rise of Cosmic Consciousness, and also a pioneer in the treatment of toad medicine use who has successfully assisted thousands of people in recovering from abusive conditions associated with synthetic drug use, addiction to stimulants as well as other psychological afflictions such as PTSD and depression. Dr. Rettig, originally physician, has conducted more than 8000 sessions with the natural substances containing powerful psychedelic compound 5-MeO-DMT (Bufo alvarius toad, yopo), to assist people in recovering from variety of mental health problems.

He received his medical degree at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. After discovering the secretion of Bufo Alvarius healing properties, he reintroduced this tool to the Seri tribe of Sonora desert, where the toad lives. By years he developed a unique medicinal neoshamanic fusion to work with this substance.

Bufo Alvarius & 5-MeO-DMT in a Nutshell

The 5-MeO-DMT substance, produced by Bufo alvarius, a toad living in the Sonora desert in Mexico, presents fast path towards the experience of unity and absolute identification with Universal consciousness. This psychoactive substance is usually not included in the official lists of addiction producing substances, i.e. ingestion of this substance is completely legal in many countries worldwide. 5-MeO-DMT as well as DMT or other psychedelics do not cause addiction.

The Bufo Alvarius toads are only captured in order to obtain the substance, which is extracted from their glands. The toads are then set free back into nature. By inhaling the vapour of Bufo Alvarius the effect on neural receptors is immediate. The primary healing molecule recognized in this process is 5-MeO-DMT. The experience goes on for approximately 15 minutes (in earthly time). No specific diet is necessary. The after-glow takes another 30 minutes during which the experience is processed. After an hour, a person can usually behave completely normally.

Participants usually evaluate their voyage as the most powerful spiritual experience ever. Thanks to their speed and availability, they are also very well designed for the needs of today. Although the trip is short it gets very intense. The experience takes place beyond the sensory perception and it could be said that it aims directly at the state called 'Dharmakaya', primordial clear light, by the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Within seconds, personal identity and individual self [*] are disassembled and the consciousness identifies with the Universal consciousness beyond time and space. This state is highly healing, balancing and integrating on the physical level. It is recommended to stand and touch the Earth with one’s feet. At the mental level, “new identity“ is put together again and in a better way upon return to conventional reality, many ideas, insights and topics start to surface after long waiting to be processed. Next few months are usually described as a period during which life changes surprisingly and a person is exposed to many dynamic processes, unexpected events and synchronicities.

[*] Please note the etymological origin of the word in-divi-dual-ity, i.e. actually meaning "in dual division".

So are you ready for a movie ride with Bufo Alvarius, Stanislav Grof, Octavio Rettig and a bunch of brave psychonauts? This documentary that impressed several film festival juries all around the world and was given very positive feedbacks from various specialists in psychedelic substances and altered states of consciousness is now available online. Large screen and a good sound are strongly recommended. Enjoy!

You can watch the complete movie here: http://www.bufoalvarius.com/en/complete-movie/

Official website: http://www.bufoalvarius.com/en/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BufoAlvariusMovie/

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There are no accidents, no random chances in this reality we co-create and experience at an individual and at a collective level. Everything happening in our lives is pushing us forward on our evolutionary path and each one of us is on this journey, whether we like to accept this now or later is one's choice hence our journey from the darkness of ignorance to a place of knowing, a place of truth and never ending light. We are being nudged forward to recreate ourselves each day and there are forces at play beyond the comprehension of our rational thinking mind who are always guiding us along. Whether you call it your higher self, your Intuition, Spirit Guides, Angels, God etc ... it is essentially another aspect of yourself, it is you. Through many psychedelic journeys we come face to face with the inherent connection between all things, which are nothing in their truest essence ... the universe is energy at different frequencies of vibration and we are all living the illusion of swimming in this sea of consciousness however we are this sea, just for the sake of analogy ... trying to put certain ineffable revelations in words, humbly.

From my own personal journey within the raving culture, I have seen and experienced many different kinds of situations which have somehow shifted my awareness from perceiving this world from the limited framework of my mind to something outside of my self which is essentially omnipresent, its everywhere. Enlightening revelations may well be a consequential side effect of taking Psychedelics and becoming one with the music in a trance dance frenzy ... expressing our truest feelings, uninhibited. On almost all of my experiences on LSD I felt completely in tune with the intelligence of the body, which spoke to me in an unspoken language, showing me signs ... what i should be paying attention to ... what is really important in the here and now ... my attention was always drawn towards the breath. Almost involuntarily, one goes into a state of deep trance and we start to receive information if you may, or downloads from somewhere ... everything begins to make more cohesive sense when the patterns start to emerge as dots begin to connect. The Universe is always working with us and not against us ... if we only learn to trust our intuition more we will realize how everything happening is a consequence of what we have held in our vibrational state. We are capable of achieving great things once we start to flow with the natural frequencies of creation which speak only one language which is the language of love, its the highest form of vibrational energy we can fathom and it is what everything is made of.

The Psychedelic parties and the raving culture are definitely powerful avenues to bring about this Psychedelic Catharsis in our lives, however these are only gateways or portals to something even more grander if we learn to traverse these paths well, with love and awareness ... Once Psychedelics open up your mind then you can never go back to the older version of yourself and this is what scares most people who are afraid of change and are still desperately holding onto overrun patterns chasing illusions in the material world. There are many in the Psychedelic community who are looking for a quick fix and escape from the mundane through the Psychedelic Experience ... and it works, for a while ... Until one starts to become more sensitive to energies and can see underlying patterns behind what goes on ... its almost like when we are bombarded with too much overwhelming information one finds it hard to make complete sense of ... being surrounded by a many different energies, lacking the feeling of clarity ... feels like more wild, untamed, unconscious energy pumped by amphetamines for most part, since a lot of folks these days just want the physical sensations of a Serotonin Blast which equates to the feelings of love ... with side effects of course and often short lived.

The Psytrance culture has given a lot of Psychonauts across the Planet a lot to work with, provided the work is done like it should. Taking Psychedelics responsibly requires one to be well informed and guided by someone experienced, usually a Tripsitter. Our energetic state before doing these Psychedelics is also key to what our experience would shape up like. For most part, on our Tryptamine journeys we encounter what we are holding in our present state of conscious awareness and what matches our vibration. The Universe is always working with us, showing us what we need to see and we are the ones who create each experience by the power of our thoughts. The external world, our dreams, our desires are all illusions, however serve a purpose of showing us where our vibrational energy is taking us, giving us the opportunity to learn and hence create more consciously. We find most peace and satisfaction in our lives when we are on our path, following the signs the Universe is showing us while being guided by our intuition and not our limited egos. My personal journey so far has been profoundly revelatory and compels me to share some of these realizations with you for this is my purpose, my mission, to be able to articulate to best of my ability the random strangeness we call life, which is in fact not random at all and there are no coincidences either. Its always humbling to realize the trickster nature of the Universe which swiftly rearranges itself just when we think we had it all figured out. We can chase the next party, the next psychedelic experience, the next hot partner ... finally realizing what we are searching for has always been here with us. This many may not fully comprehend for its where they are on their journey right now. I know this for I have been there myself.

The Psychedelic Awakening opens up new pathways and breaks down some of the self created barriers in our mind about who we think we are ... but we tend to forget easily and get seduced by the Maya of the material world. This too has a purpose to serve for it has taken you to the point of awakening. This Psychedelic Catharsis, this Ego Meltdown or Ego Death is what brings about a powerful transformation in our lives and we start becoming sequentially, more aware of the path forward .... being guided by intuition. We have many gifts waiting to be discovered and they come to us in Solitude. I am forever grateful to the Psychedelic Trance scene for showing me the way and also making me realize that the scene by itself is not necessarily the way and Psychedelics are to be used wisely and not abused for the sake of feeding our limited pride and egos. I am grateful to all the people who have been part of my journey so far and have brought about many important lessons for me to grow and be a better human.

* Anicca *

::: In Lak'ech Ala K'in :::

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