… Born in Surrey in 1917, Osmond studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London. He served in the navy as a ship’s psychiatrist during World War II, and afterwards worked in the psychiatric unit at St. George’s Hospital, London, where he became a senior registrar. While at St. George’s, Osmond and his colleague John Smythies learned about Albert Hoffman’s discovery of LSD at the Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company in Bazel, Switzerland.

Osmond and Smythies started their own investigation into the properties of hallucinogens and observed that mescaline produced effects similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia, and that its chemical structure was very similar to that of the hormone and neurotransmitter adrenaline. This led them to postulate that schizophrenia was caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, but these ideas were not favourably received by their colleagues.

In 1951 Osmond took a post as deputy director of psychiatry at the Weyburn Mental Hospital in Saskatchewan, Canada and moved there with his family. Within a year, he began collaborating on experiments using LSD with Albert Hoffer. Osmond tried LSD himself and concluded that the drug could produce profound changes in consciousness. Osmond and Hoffer also recruited volunteers to take LSD and theorised that the drug was capable of inducing a new level of self-awareness which may have enormous therapeutic potential.

In 1953, they began giving LSD to their patients, starting with some of those diagnosed with alcoholism. Their first study involved two alcoholic patients, each of whom was given a single 200-milligram dose of the drug. One of them stopped drinking immediately after the experiment, whereas the other stopped 6 months later. …

[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

tamorapierce:

socialnetworkhell:

"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.

This is a very good point.

Where dis, Mon?

Where dis, Mon?

Wonderful Alabaster (Calcite) lion vase from Tutankhamon’s tomb

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Wonderful Alabaster (Calcite) lion vase from Tutankhamon’s tomb

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chaosophia218:

Smai Tawi; ‘union of two lands’, the uniting and mastery of the lower and higher self. 


Heh, the God of Eternity and Infinity.  He is holding notched palm ribs resting on tiny figures of the Goddess Heket, symbolizing a lifetime of millions of years, and his seat is the hieroglyph for gold.  Reproduction of the back of a throne of Tutankhamon.  Sma tawy

chaosophia218:

Smai Tawi; ‘union of two lands’, the uniting and mastery of the lower and higher self. 

Heh, the God of Eternity and Infinity. He is holding notched palm ribs resting on tiny figures of the Goddess Heket, symbolizing a lifetime of millions of years, and his seat is the hieroglyph for gold. Reproduction of the back of a throne of Tutankhamon. Sma tawy

Alabaster (Calcite) vase from Tutankhamon’s tomb

Two figures of the Nile God Hapy bind together papyrus and lotus, in the sma tawy, symbol of the united Egypt

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Alabaster (Calcite) vase from Tutankhamon’s tomb

Two figures of the Nile God Hapy bind together papyrus and lotus, in the sma tawy, symbol of the united Egypt

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The god of eternity Heh kneeling on the hieroglyph for Gold

Nebet-Het, the ancient Egyptian goddess known in Greek as Nephthys, is the sister of the more popular goddess Aset. Aset is known as Isis in Greek and is the wife of the great Asar, who is known as Osiris in Greek. Nephthys’ name means “Lady of the Temple Enclosure”, Lady from the Nebet part. Nebet is a designation given to an important female as Neb is the designation for an important man, a lord. The t designates a female is being referred to. The hieroglyph for Neb is a semicircle, with the round part facing down or towards the ground.

Also it is interesting to note that the hieroglyph for gold is similar yet more ornate and is transliterated as Nebu. It is the same semi-circle however it has rays shining downwards from the circular part as well as an enclosure over top suggesting that the gold is from the earth and shines like the rays of sunlight.

The impression it gives is that gold is the moment before the sun appears at dawn and the sky is lit up in a golden colour. The ancient Egyptians referred to this most special time as the akhet and it is more specifically referring to the goddess Hat-Hor, Hathor in Greek. An epithet of Hathor is Lady of Gold. Gold is the flesh body of the gods.  …

coming forth by day - Nebet-Het: friend of the deceased

The god of eternity Heh kneeling on the hieroglyph for Gold

Nebet-Het, the ancient Egyptian goddess known in Greek as Nephthys, is the sister of the more popular goddess Aset. Aset is known as Isis in Greek and is the wife of the great Asar, who is known as Osiris in Greek. Nephthys’ name means “Lady of the Temple Enclosure”, Lady from the Nebet part. Nebet is a designation given to an important female as Neb is the designation for an important man, a lord. The t designates a female is being referred to. The hieroglyph for Neb is a semicircle, with the round part facing down or towards the ground.

Also it is interesting to note that the hieroglyph for gold is similar yet more ornate and is transliterated as Nebu. It is the same semi-circle however it has rays shining downwards from the circular part as well as an enclosure over top suggesting that the gold is from the earth and shines like the rays of sunlight.

The impression it gives is that gold is the moment before the sun appears at dawn and the sky is lit up in a golden colour. The ancient Egyptians referred to this most special time as the akhet and it is more specifically referring to the goddess Hat-Hor, Hathor in Greek. An epithet of Hathor is Lady of Gold. Gold is the flesh body of the gods. …


coming forth by day - Nebet-Het: friend of the deceased

Maat guitar

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Maat guitar

Via my awesome BF

lottalace:

I know they aren’t from the same generation and all but it’s so disappointing hearing my own father blame a child solely because of their race and the prejudice he has against black people. We discussed the Ferguson travesty going on now and he had such close minded opinions about it, I could barely take it. And he REFUSED to listen to me and my valid points because he got robbed at gunpoint once and he see’s ghetto people that happen to be African-American so he is judgmental and assumes they’re all the same.

He even dared to say

“You obviously haven’t been around black people.”

Like I love my father but I can’t stand being my honest and genuine self around either one of my parents because it just turns into some critical and judgmental bs evaluation of me and how young and stupid I sound just because I’m younger.

Much empathy here for all those born into families who are strangers rather than old friends.

jbaines19:

Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

#Pseudo Journalism

jbaines19:

Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

#Pseudo Journalism

"being authorized to use lethal force doesn’t, by definition, mean that the force used must ALWAYS result in death, a point which apparently eludes every member of every law enforcement agency in the country"
23 days, 3 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

zukorama:

You know, with all of the horribly racist comments I’ve seen about the ferguson situation by white men and women, and many of them likely conservative christians, I just have one question

Which side would Jesus be defending? The white, over-armed militarized police force using violence to assert their authority? or the low income black community fed up with how they are treated by society?

That is all

retroluminati:

The surveillance tapes supposedly shows Michael Brown “robbing” a Ferguson convenience store market. But in spite of the fact that the “robbery” was carried out without the brandishing of a weapon, and in spite of the fact that this was really more a case of petty theft shoplifting, this Friday, for the first time, the owners of the store have said that they never said they believed Michael Brown was the individual who stole the item from their store.
In fact, while the owners are speaking out through an attorney about the surveillance video, the mainstream, corporate media are largely ignoring everything they said, pretending that this video definitively identifies Michael Brown as the strong arm shoplifter.
The owners claim that this is a claim the police have come up with on their own. For his part, Dorian Johnson, a witness to the shooting of Michael Brown, has reportedly confessed to being with Brown in the convenient store. But for now, that has not been corroborated by the store owner, employees or eye witnesses. As well, we are not hearing this from Johnson himself, so a number of questions remain.
Through their attorney, the owner of the store also even dispute the claim that they or an employee called 911. They say that a customer inside the store made the call. This is pretty strange if this was indeed a “robbery”.
As well, in addition to clarifying that they never said they believed, nor identified the suspect with Michael Brown, they claimed that the St. Louis County issued the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday, based on the police claiming that Brown fit the description of the person in the video… the person who the owners and employees of the store were not even going to call the police on. Again, the owner clarifies that neither the management, nor any employee ever identified Brown as the suspect in that video.
They simply never said they believed that, this was a claim made by the police alone. So the real question is why the media has been taking the word of the police on this matter, even over the word of the eye witnesses and the store owner?
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retroluminati:

The surveillance tapes supposedly shows Michael Brown “robbing” a Ferguson convenience store market. But in spite of the fact that the “robbery” was carried out without the brandishing of a weapon, and in spite of the fact that this was really more a case of petty theft shoplifting, this Friday, for the first time, the owners of the store have said that they never said they believed Michael Brown was the individual who stole the item from their store.

In fact, while the owners are speaking out through an attorney about the surveillance video, the mainstream, corporate media are largely ignoring everything they said, pretending that this video definitively identifies Michael Brown as the strong arm shoplifter.

The owners claim that this is a claim the police have come up with on their own. For his part, Dorian Johnson, a witness to the shooting of Michael Brown, has reportedly confessed to being with Brown in the convenient store. But for now, that has not been corroborated by the store owner, employees or eye witnesses. As well, we are not hearing this from Johnson himself, so a number of questions remain.

Through their attorney, the owner of the store also even dispute the claim that they or an employee called 911. They say that a customer inside the store made the call. This is pretty strange if this was indeed a “robbery”.

As well, in addition to clarifying that they never said they believed, nor identified the suspect with Michael Brown, they claimed that the St. Louis County issued the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday, based on the police claiming that Brown fit the description of the person in the video… the person who the owners and employees of the store were not even going to call the police on. Again, the owner clarifies that neither the management, nor any employee ever identified Brown as the suspect in that video.

They simply never said they believed that, this was a claim made by the police alone. So the real question is why the media has been taking the word of the police on this matter, even over the word of the eye witnesses and the store owner?

countercurrentnews.com