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The Experiment at La Rosacita: Uncut File Footage from Rak Razam on Vimeo.

Raw footage of the “Experiment at La Rosacita” in Iquitos, Peru circa July, 2006. Experiential journalist Rak Razam was covering the boom in ayahuasca shamanism (ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic Amazonian medicine) for Australian Penthouse magazine, when he met the “Gringo Shaman” Ron Wheelock and his friend Dr. Juan. Juan trained at the University of Washington and conducted a QEEG (Quantitative Encephalography) scans using brainwave measuring equipment whilst shaman Ron supplied smokable 5-MeO-DMT, one of the most potent psychedelics in nature. This is the raw footage of the experiment, which is sampled in the new film Aya: Awakenings and provides a stunning and powerful historical record of what the human body can experience on this psychedelic. 5-MeO-DMT was legal until 2011 in the USA and is still legal in most parts of the world. Filmed by John Bowman.

Inhospitable Planet

There may be water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth?earth-683436_640
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th September 2015
Evidence for flowing water on Mars – this opens up the possibility of life; of wonders we cannot begin to imagine. Its discovery is an astonishing achievement. Meanwhile, Martian scientists continue their search for intelligent life on Earth.

We might be captivated by the thought of organisms on another planet, but we seem to have lost interest in our own. The Oxford Junior Dictionary has been excising the waymarks of the living world. Adders, blackberries, bluebells, conkers, holly, magpies, minnows, otters, primroses, thrushes, weasels and wrens are now surplus to requirements.

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