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The world’s best psytrance festivals include the likes of Boom Festival, HillTop, Vortex Open Source, Ozora Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Universo Paralello, Momento Demento and dozens more across the continents of Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Wherever you go in the world, a psytrance festival can be found to suit your particular experience and travel needs.

There are so many festivals to choose from – our calendar often lists over 100. So how do you know which are worth attending? These festivals have been carefully curated as each of them offers something unique, making them worthy of being on your bucket list.

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Psychedelics advocate Glenn Wasson first proposed the theory in the 1960s that the Amanita muscaria mushroom was, in fact, the ancient Indian psychedelic called soma. Since then, new theories have abounded about the origins of soma. 

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A strong stigma in the West bullies our idea of drug culture, fueled by perceptions of mind-altering substances, man-made chemical compounds, and destroyed communities. But throughout the world, spiritual practitioners' use of entheogens—psychoactive substances applied in religious or shamanic contexts—is nothing short of a learned art, unique to the people and regions who’ve studied it for centuries.

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The hallucinogenic plant peyote – native to Mexico – has been the subject of considerable interest and controversy in recent years. Growing ever-more popular with curious outsiders, human rights campaigners have pointed out that peyote is sacred to the indigenous Huichol people and demand from trippy travelers is putting the plant at risk. Recreational use of peyote is illegal in the United States, so its use there is also an inevitable cause of controversy.

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The summer of 1999 saw a total eclipse of the sun happening over Europe. Eclipses always drew people to celebrate. And since Goa and Psytrance started to happen, small parties emerged wherever there were Eclipses happening. But 1999 had the eclipse in Europe and the totality going over Hungary and a guy named Fish decided to make a big festival in a small place in the middle of nowhere in Hungary called Ozora. Yes, you know that name… Thousands of people from all around the world gathered in a unique celebration that non of those who attended will ever forget.

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What is sacred geometry? Pythagoras described geometry as visual music. Music is created by applying laws of frequency and sound in certain ways. States of harmonic resonance are produced when frequencies are combined in ways that are in unison with universal law.

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“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Proverb

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"True Hallucinations", yet another brilliant documentary on the life of Terence McKenna ... Aficionados of Terence McKenna need no introduction to the story that started it all. A journey through the Amazon basin becomes an experiment to hyper-carbolate human DNA.

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‘Is cannabis a psychedelic?’ The short answer is yes. Let’s take a look at what the word psychedelic means, and whether or not cannabis fits the description. Next, we’ll go over some historical facts and writings and discover that cannabis in its edible form was often used as a psychedelic.

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The following is a compilation of yoga quotes to warm your heart when you are searching for words to explain your intensity, reaffirm your spirituality, help you meditate, and bring you wisdom.

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Psytrance culture the location, nature, all that surrounds the party is a major component of what the party is – it’s a crucial part of the experience.

 

 

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What was it about Goa, the former Portuguese colony, that became the smallest Indian state in 1961, that made it into a haven for hippies, freaks, misfits and independent minds from around the world?

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The world is full of stories about mythical creatures, legendary beasts, and supernatural and god-like beings.

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The pineal gland (also called the epiphysis) is a small endocrine gland linked to the third eye chakra.

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DMT, is a psychedelic tryptamine which occurs throughout nature in many plants, animals and the human body.

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Instead of burying ourselves in countless counseling sessions and trying to claw our way out of the labyrinth fruitless style, sometimes we just need to rise above it like a hawk and drop all of our problems at once.

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Modern society and our educational system has little or no understanding of the underlying spiritual fabric of our existence on all planes across all space-time....

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Since Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD’s psychedelic properties in 1943, a plethora of books, news articles, film documentaries, academic papers and conferences about the substance have seen the light of day. 

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Every two years, since 1997, the August Full Moon witnesses an activation of a portal. Every two years, Boom Festival gathers the tribes to celebrate life, art and nature.

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There are many ways of inducing conscious trance states which slow the brain wave frequencies, but perhaps the oldest of all is trance dance.

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The experience of a parallel existence created by our diversely colored dreams and visions of the same pure unblemished space, paradise on Earth, our fairy tale.

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Ten interesting psychedelic gif-s. Enjoy

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Psychedelic mushrooms already have a reputation for helping people open their minds and broaden their perspective on the world. 

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Fancy getting technical with psychedelics? Here is our list of essential reading for any enthusiasts looking to not only expand their mind on a spiritual level, but also on an educational level as well.

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