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Magic mushroom’s positive effects lasting over a year, say researchers

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine claim to have determined the proper dose levels needed to create positive changes in attitudes, mood, life satisfaction, and behavior that persist for more than a year with the psychoactive substance in so-called “magic mushrooms.” The findings are the latest in…

Dalai Lama rejects pleas to reconsider retirement

The Dalai Lama rejected on Thursday calls from the Tibetan parliament in exile urging him to reconsider his decision to retire as political head of the movement. Skip related content The 75-year-old spiritual leader announced last week that he wanted to shed his role as political chief of the government-in-exile…

Dalai Lama to resign political role

DHARAMSHALA, India (AFP) – The Dalai Lama announced Thursday his plan to retire as political head of the exiled Tibetan movement, saying the time had come for his replacement by a “freely elected” leader. The Dalai Lama, whose more significant role is as the movement’s spiritual leader, said he would…

Website urges Christians to ‘adopt a terrorist for prayer’

Founder says he’s considered adding eco-terrorists to his list “but the movement doesn’t threaten existentially our existence the same way the Islamic terrorists do.’” A recent CNN story is drawing attention to the little-known Adopt-a-Terrorist website, which urges Christians to take literally the injunction to love their enemies in hopes…

Israeli spiritual leader: ‘May God strike down’ Palestinians

Statement condemned as ‘incitement to genocide’ JERUSALEM — The spiritual head of a religious party in Israel’s ruling coalition has damned Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and his people ahead of the Washington summit, stirring an angry reaction on Sunday. “May all the nasty people who hate Israel, like Abu Mazen…

Woman denied health insurance over one-cent shortfall

‘If this is how you treat people, you need spiritual training’ A Colorado single mother of two suffering from leukemia says her health insurer discontinued her coverage because she was one cent short on her premium payment. According to local news reports, La Rosa Carrington of Colorado Springs says it…

Twitter reaches his holiness, now online @DalaiLama

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has joined micro-blogging service Twitter, attracting over 55,000 followers in just two days. The Dalai Lama’s Twitter feed — @DalaiLama — was launched on Monday, a day after he met in Los Angeles with Evan Williams, one of Twitter’s founders. “Met the Dalai…

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