Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001700210016-5 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
US ARMY OPERATIONAL GROUP US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755
9 June 1983
SUBJECT: Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process
US Army Operational Group
Fort Meade, MD 20755
1. You tasked me to provide an assessment of the Gateway Experience in terms of its mechanics and ultimate practicality. As I set out to fulfill that tasking it soon became clear that in order to assess the validity and practicality of the process I needed to do enough supporting research and analysis to fully understand how and why the process works. Frankly, sir, that proved to be an extremely involved and difficult business. Initially, based on...
The Conscious Community Phenomena
If you’re reading this article, you likely are the type of person who loves to travel (not on a public tour), enjoys a good organic salad, owns a yoga mat, has a crystal next to your laptop and you shake your booty at an ecstatic dance.
If this sounds like you, chances are, you are part of the “conscious community”.
The “conscious community” as defined here in this article is a niche psychographics of people who identify as being “conscious”.
The Psychology behind the theory
On a psychological level, the conscious community is encouraging and generally positive, however, they also encourage one to do their “shadow work”, aka don’t avoid your trauma but rather deal with it, heal it, and then grow from it!
The Conscious community celebrates transparency and radical vulnerability. All people are seen as equal and new...
Welcome to Reading Lists about how psychedelics can mingle with therapy.
Microdosing — taking subperceptual amounts of drugs, to alleviate depression or think more creatively — has been on our minds. The Everything Guide to Microdosing is in the current issue of New York, and it includes interviews with people who’ve microdosed and academics and skeptics who study the practice. In case you want to know more, we quizzed the experts we spoke to for the story (and some we didn’t) on the essential books to read on psychedelic therapy.
Our panel includes James Fadiman, a leading psychologist in the field and a main character in the print story; Tom Shroder, the author of Acid Test; Tao Lin, author of Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change; Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day; Paul Austin, founder of the online microdosing education forum the Third Wave; Charles Grob, a UCLA psychiatrist who studies the...
Countless research studies have shown the benefits of intermittent fasting, and now Harvard scientists have closely examined its impact on the aging process.
Intermittent fasting refers to an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. The most common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16 hour fasts, or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week.
Advocates of intermittent fasting argue that humans have been fasting throughout our evolution. Sometimes it was because food wasn’t available, but it’s also been a core part of major religions including Islam, Christianity and Buddhism.
The intermittent fasting study done at Harvard was published in the journal Cell Metabolism and reveals that intermittent fasting slows down the aging process.
That’s right. If you want to live longer, adapt your eating patterns to have periods of fasting and eating.
The research study...