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DoseNation 45: News Roundup

DoseNation hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent discuss the relationship between the Anti-Gay Movement in the United States, and the Anti Gay movement in Russia, the current situation in Europe, long term survival of small countries, MDMA for Criminals, Psychological Addiction, a news roundup and more!
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PsypressUK 2014 now available

The fourth edition of the PsypressUK magazine is NOW AVAILABLE! Showcasing the best in current psychedelic drug writers from across a range of backgrounds and disiplines, this latest edition is the most jam-packed we've done - all topped of with a wonderful cover illustration by the incredibly talented Jeremy Beswick (Cornwall, UK).

CONTRIBUTORS (in no particular order):

Ross Heaven - Salvia Divinorum and the Illusion of our Existence
Neal M. Goldsmith - Neurotransmitters and the Integral Approach to Reality
Justin Panneck - The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca
Thomas Hatsis - The Dogmatist's Debacle
Peter Sjöstedt-H - Myco-Metaphysics
Chris Salway - Potential Risks of MDMA Use
Dale Bewan - Psychedelics as a Tool for Directed Self-Discovery
Robert Tindall - Is Alcohol a Spirit?
Psychedelic Frontier - Fireworks
Sam Gandy - Who's Tripping Who?
Duncan Thomson - The Rise of Cannabis in Modern Medicine
Judith Sudholter - An Interview with Luke Brown
James W. Jesso - Reigniting Awe
Ivo Aleixo - Drug Laws in Portugal

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DoseNation 44: Heroin Epidemic

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent discuss the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, heroin overdose and addiction, the transition from prescribed opiates to heroin, the mainstream news' fascination with the "Heroin Epidemic", and how opiates kill the groovy love and good times in counterculture scenes.
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St. Jerome: The Life of Paul the First Hermit

This document is in the public domain. Copying it is encouraged.

The Blessèd Jerome:

Translated by Wm. Henry Fremantle, 1893.

Vita Sancti Pauli, PL 23:25
(written in the Syrian desert A.D. 374 or 375 and dedicated to Paulus of Concordia)

1. It has been a subject of wide-spread and frequent discussion what monk was the first to give a signal example of the hermit life. For some going back too far have found a beginning in those holy men Elias and John, of whom the former seems to have been more than a monk and the latter to have begun to prophesy before his birth. Others, and their opinion is that commonly received, maintain that Antony was the originator of this mode of life, which view is partly true. Partly I say, for the fact is not so much that he preceded the rest as that they all derived from him the necessary stimulus. But it is asserted even at the present day by Amathas and Macarius, two of Antony's disciples, the former of whom laid his master in the grave, that a certain Paul of Thebes was the leader in the movement, though not the first to bear the name, and this opinion has my approval also. Some as they think fit circulate stories such as this: "that he was a man living in an underground cave with flowing hair down to his feet", and invent many incredible tales which it would be useless to detail. Nor does the opinion of men who lie without any sense of shame seem worthy of refutation. So then inasmuch as both Greek and Roman writers have handed down careful accounts of Antony, I have determined to write a short history of Paul's early and latter days, more because the thing has been passed over than from confidence in my own ability. What his middle life was like, and what snares of Satan he experienced, no man, it is thought, has yet discovered.

2. During the persecutions of Decius and Valerian [AD 249-260], when Cornelius at Rome and Cyprian at Carthage shed their blood in blessed martyrdom, many churches in Egypt and the Thebaid were laid waste by the fury of the storm. At that time the Christians would often pray that they might be smitten with the sword for the name of Christ. But the desire of the crafty foe was to slay the soul, not the body; and this he did by searching diligently for slow but deadly tortures. In the words of Cyprian himself who suffered at his hands: they who wished to die were not suffered to be slain. We give two illustrations, both as specially noteworthy and to make the cruelty of the enemy better known.

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DoseNation 43: Perils of Modern Spirituality

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent continue their discussion on modern spirituality with the return of Rev. Dr. Nicholas Buxton, author of "Tantalus and the Pelican: Monastic Spirituality Today". Topics discussed include the shelf-life of New Age ideas, religion as power, spiritual consumerism, the fireworks of mystical exploration, and the need for accountability and transformation in spiritual practice.

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DoseNation 42: War Drugs

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent discuss the use of Amphetamines in the Syrian civil war, the Trans Pacific Partnership and it's impact on copyright law, and the idea of global internet monitoring. James and Jake also discuss viewer feedback, and continue their discussion on New Age spirituality.
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DoseNation 41: DMT in the Pineal

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent discuss a rat study which shows trace amounts of DMT in the pineal gland, read viewer comments, rant about the New Age vs. traditional approaches to spirituality, and much more.
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DoseNation 40: Radical Mycology

Peter McCoy of the Radical Mycology project joins hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent to discuss the role of mushrooms in society, science, culture, and more. Topics include mycology, how mushrooms could be used to clean up pollution and radiation, mushrooms as food and medicine, psychedelic mushrooms, the Radical Mycology project, and more.

Fine more information please visit and visit the Radical Mycology campaign on

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DoseNation 39: Freewill and Determinism

Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent discuss freewill and determinism and why James dislikes philosophical discussions. Also discussed, Jake and James wish Noam Chomsky a Happy Birthday, talk about human rights, address 9-11 conspiracies, and analyze the motivations of an alien invasion. This and more on DoseNation.

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DoseNation 38: Bob Tuff

Bob Tuff, reformed cocaine smuggler and author of "Thirty One Lives" joins Hosts Jake Kettle and James Kent to discuss his amazing life which finds him in Papua New Guinea, missionary boarding school, the Vietnam War, and the heady cocaine culture of the 1970s and early 1980s. An amazing life story and a great guest!

For more information on Bob Tuff visit

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