Origins of the cyber-psychedelic subculture (2021)

In this article, two covers are presented from conferences proceedings sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, about Cybernetics – 1953 Macy Conferences – and Neuropharmacology – 1955 Neuropharmacological Conferences, in which U.S. neurophysiologist and behavioural scientist Ralph Waldo Gerard proposed the term ‘psychotomimetic’.

‘Pneumadelic’? Osmond, 1957: “my own preference being ‘psychelytic’, or ‘psychedelic’ ” /3 (2021)

“There is one golden rule that should be applied in working with model psychoses. One should start with oneself.”

“Our psychotomimetics resemble the hypothetical endotoxin that Carl Jung called toxin-X and that we have called M (mescalinelike) substance.”

Osmond views raise an interesting paradox of experience over logos: if in order to discuss rationally about such substances one has to use them and if using them disorganizes the psyche, would it ever be in fact possible to discuss rationally about them? Or the move to use them implies – a priori – an abandonment of human rationality?

‘Pneumadelic’? Osmond, 1957: “my own preference being ‘psychelytic’, or ‘psychedelic’ ” /2 (2021)

“No account of model psychoses would be complete that did not relate those that are induced chemically to those induced by other means, such as the reduced or specialized environments described by Heron, Bexton, and Hebb and by Lilly. These specialized environments have been used since antiquity.”

“The substances in question can be used to develop very high degrees of that mysterious yet vital quality – empathy.”

“I believe that these agents have a part to play in our survival as a species.”

Gli allucinogeni entrano in borsa (e non solo): svolta negli Usa – ilGiornale.it (2020)

L’articolo su ilGiornale.it che parla di PsyPolitics e della novita’ degli allucinogeni nella politica americana. E’ il primo pezzo in assoluto su stampa e TV italiane a parlare dell’ingresso nella borsa Nasdaq delle societa’ per gli allucinogeni in medicina e anche del fondatore di Facebook che ha finanziato la campagna per la depenalizzazione delle droghe anche allucinogene in Oregon.

‘CyPsy’ mind? Cyber super-ego and psychedelic id. Or digital surveillance, mass hallucinogens, and the new ‘black gold’ of the unconscious (2020)

In the CyPsy hypothesis on the mind, as the mind is currently transformed by cyber-psychedelic capitalism, the super-ego becomes largely externalized onto the surveillance digital system, the ego is dissolved, and the id becomes free of internal constraints only to be regulated by the external substitution of the super-ego, which is the digital panopticon of surveillance capitalism making profits.

Trump, mass hallucinogens, and the cyber-psychedelic transformation of capitalism (2020)

“It was not exactly the emancipation demanded by Karl Marx, who, moreover, did not have the fancy to imagine that the result following industrial capitalism were the states altered by LSD” – Geminello Alvi, ‘Capitalism. Towards the Chinese ideal’ (2011)

“The peace of Europe hangs on the electro-chemical system in that cranium!” (2020)

Harvard psychologist Murray about Hitler

Da cittadini a pazienti: una minaccia a cui resistere (2020)

Lezioni sulla Pandemia presso l’International University College of Turin http://www.iuctorino.it/

Ugo Mattei e Federico Soldani, 4 maggio 2020

“Il declino della legge come strumento per il controllo sociale e il suo superamento attraverso la gestione tecnologica, mentale e medica volta a prevenire comportamenti devianti, senza preoccupazione alcuna circa gli effetti deleteri di tale sostituzione”.

Viktor Frankl: droghe, LSD e significato soggettivo vs. oggettivo (2020)

“Uno degli argomenti principali di Frankl negli anni ’60. Quando insegnò all’Università di Harvard nel 1961, fu tra i pochi che si opposero all’uso sperimentale dell’LSD proposto dal Dr. Timothy Leary, affermando che “la libertà è solo una parte di un fenomeno la cui altra parte è responsabilità”.

Viktor Frankl: drugs, LSD and subjective vs. objective meaning (2020)

“One of Frankl’s main topics in the 1960s. When teaching at Harvard University in 1961, he was among few who opposed the experimental use of LSD proposed by Dr. Timothy Leary, stating that “freedom is only one side of a phenomenon whose other side is responsibility.”

From citizens to patients: a threat to resist (2020)

Pandemic Lectures at the International University College of Turin http://www.iuctorino.it/

Ugo Mattei & Federico Soldani, May 4, 2020

“The decline of law as a tool for social control and its supplanting by technological, mental, and medical management aimed at preventing deviant behavior, with nary a concern for such substitution’s deleterious effects.”