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4 definitions by Tomatis

 
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In the beginning stages of onset, psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, is likely to cause a sort of undefineably feeling similar to anticipation or anxiety. There is often a slight feeling of energy in the body, an extra twinkle to lights, or the feeling that things are somehow different than usual. As the effects become stronger, a wide variety of perceptual changes may occur; non-specific mental and physical stimulation, pupil dilation, closed and open eye patterning and visuals, changed thought patterns, feelings of insight, confusion, or paranoia, and quickly changing emotions (happiness, fear, giddiness, anxiety, anger, joy, irritation). Making them the so-called mind-expanding drugs.
As the 1960s progressed, San Francisco's flower children, also called hippies adopted new styles of dress, experimented with psychedelic drugs, lived communally and developed a vibrant music scene Grateful Dead. When people returned home from "The Summer of Love" these styles and behaviors spread quickly from San Francisco and Berkeley to many U.S. and Canadian cities and European capitals.
Psychedelic drugs are inching their way slowly but surely toward prescription status in the United States, thanks to a group of persistent scientists who believe drugs like ecstasy and psilocybin can help people with terminal cancer, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, to name just a few.

The Heffter Research Institute, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and others have managed to persuade the Food and Drug Administration to approve a handful of clinical trials using psychedelics.
by Tomatis April 15, 2010
 
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Tom Wolfe wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test about Ken Kesey, a promising young writer, during Kesey's experimentations with LSD from about 1961 to 1964.

Kesey bought property in La Honda and moved his wife and children and assorted Merry Pranksters to the mountains outside of San Francisco. There they began throwing parties Kesey called Acid Tests, where revelers would ingest LSD, sometimes without their knowledge, and attempt to survive the often harrowing night. Kesey believed that one's personal fears should be confronted under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs.

Musical performances by the Grateful Dead were commonplace, along with black lights, strobe lights, and day-glo paint. Kesey constantly pushed the limits with his own experimentations and eventually moved the Acid Tests into public places such as the Longshoreman's Hall, Muir Beach, or musical events at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. The Acid Tests are notable for their influence on the LSD-based counterculture of the San Francisco area and subsequent transition from the beat generation to the hippie movement.

A film adaptation of the book is in development for a 2011 release. It will be directed by Gus Van Sant. So far, no casting decisions have been announced, but both Woody Harrelson and Jack Black are being considered to star as Kesey.
"His hair has the long jesuschrist look. He is wearing the costume clothes. But most of all, he now has a very tolerant and therefore withering attitude toward all those who are still struggling in the old activist political ways . . . while he, with the help of psychedelic chemicals, is exploring the infinite regions of human consciousness. "
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)
by Tomatis April 06, 2010
 
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is a technique in alternative medicine that involves the analysis of sound waves produced during vocalization combined with presentation of low frequency analog sound to promote healing. The word "acoustic" is derived from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning able to be heard (Woodhouse, 1910, 392). The science of acoustics studies the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound wave vibrations. Bioacoustics investigates both biology and acoustics, specifically as these relate to animals, including humans, with emphasis on evolution. As a science, bioacoustics is concerned with the production of sound and its effects on living systems. In animals, the most effective type of communication for most species is sound.
Sound Healing with Bioacoustic Therapy is going beyond words for sound health-Sharry Edwards
by Tomatis February 16, 2010
 
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Depressed and/or sad worker who wanders by himself without family or friends. Love so distant and obscure. Where another man's life might begin that's exactly where his ends. Stays free from petty jealousies, lives by no man's code and holds judgement for himself.
Change your wasteful and wandering life lest you wind up a lonesome hobo. Is a humble warning for those who were well off until the economy tanked.
by Tomatis April 05, 2010