After the End: Recent Apocalypses

From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarök to the Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s the line, any variety of fictional zombie Armageddons, and the dystopic global of The starvation video games, we now have regularly questioned what is going to occur after the realm as we all know it ends. it doesn't matter what the doomsday scenario—cataclysmic weather swap, political chaos, societal cave in, nuclear conflict, pestilence, or such a lot of different dreaded variations—we unavoidably think that even supposing the realm perishes, a few part of humankind will survive. Such tales contain dying and catastrophe, yet also they are stories of rebirth and survival. Grim or victorious, those extraordinary post-apocalyptic tales chosen from chosen from the simplest of these released within the tumultuous final decade let us think of what lifestyles should be like after the top.

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C. Those who are having a `bad trip'. These may involve acute anxiety and panic, depression, paranoid reactions, disorientation and an inability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. d. Cases of idiosyncratic physical reactions such as cyanosis. e. Those with recurring phenomena after the mushroom effects should have passed, including prolonged psychosis. When the history is clear and the signs are suggestive of psilocybian intoxication, it is best not to artificially empty the stomach either by emesis with ipecac or by lavage.

Neither the Australian term `gold tops' nor the English and American `liberty caps' has been widely adopted, although the term `blue meanies' is occasionally used to refer to P. cyanescens. In a study involving in depth interviews (and follow up questionnaires) of 150 people, carried out between l982 and l989 all over NZ (Jansen, Pers. Comm. l989) it was clear that many users knew that `gold tops' referred to an "Australian" mushroom (P. cubensis) which was different from those used in NZ. In the study referred to above, the only case requiring emergency room treatment was a musician who, due to impaired coordination, had fallen and cut his head.

However, Dr. Ronald V. Southcott of South Australia reported that: Beginning in 1972 that "for some months she had been known to have repeated episodes of hallucinations, and each attack was marked by her person being cold and clammy, with frequent bed urination including bedwetting. " In fact, according to the mother, during the past 12 months her daughter had at least a dozen such attacks, which were very frightening and distressing to the child. Symptoms reported by this little girl included: seeing colored lights on the ceiling, seeing cats that were not there, and feeling that she was bigger than she really was.

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