Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Adjunct Faculty at the East-West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the Center for Research and Post Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Guadalajara. She is Co-founder of the Drugs, Politics, and Culture Collective, in Mexico (drogaspoliticacultura.net), and co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil, as well as editor of NEIP’s website (www.neip.info). She is also Chief Editor at Chacruna (chacruna.net). She is author, co-author, and co-editor of seventeen books, one special-edition journal, and several peer-reviewed articles (http://bialabate.net).

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Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS)

Chacruna is happy to be a partner of this event. Here is the official information: We are proud to announce the first ever Los Angeles Psychedelic...

Cooperation over Competition! Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines and...

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Can Drinking Ayahuasca Really Change Your Life?

The ayahuasca world can promise big things: curing illness, healing trauma, and personal contact with spirits and divine beings. But what can you really expect,...

Source Research Foundation Awards up to $10K for Psychedelic Science

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SPIRITUALITY

Can Medical Cannabis Play a Harm Reduction Role in the Opioid Overdose Crisis?

  North America is currently in the grips of a public health crisis rooted in the...

Shamanism and the Dynamics of Addiction

Why have addictions and the social problems of drug abuse become one of the greatest...

My Experience as a Brazilian at a Santo Daime Retreat in the United States

It was 2016 when I got the news: I was going to the United States...
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How I Completed My Childhood at Burning Man with Psychedelic Mushrooms

My first visit to Burning Man was at the request of Rick Doblin, founder and...
Cannabis Spirituality

Who Is Cannabis?

Homo sapiens, and all the Homo species that preceded us, or cohabited with us for...

CULTURE

Controversies Around the Toad Medicine

The booming consumption of 5-meo-DMT—the chemical extracted from the Bufo alvarius toad, endemic to the...

Why the Psychedelic Community is so White

  The War on Drugs is inherently anti-black. You can’t have a drug war without racism.   Most psychedelic users...

Territory, Roots and Conflict: Epistemic Encounters on Sacred Plants

    On Sunday, February 25, the closing ceremony for the Conference on Sacred Plants in the...

We Must Continue Calling the Cannabis Plant “Marijuana”

There are various hypotheses about the roots of the word “marijuana,” but it´s still uncertain...

Cultural Appropriation and Misuse of Ancestral Yagé Medicine

Spirituality and Yagé Territory, culture, self-government, and spirituality: that’s what’s most important for us. The curacas, our...

SCIENCE

Can Drinking Ayahuasca Really Change Your Life?

The ayahuasca world can promise big things: curing illness, healing trauma, and personal contact with...
ayahuasca mental health

How the Amazonian Tea Ayahuasca Affects Mental Health

More and more people from around the globe are turning to ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive...
Ayahuasca Therapy

The Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca

The core therapeutic issue for most of us is that we yearn to be loved...
Ayahuasca brain cells

What Happens to Your Brain Cells After They Meet Ayahuasca?

Anyone who ever drank ayahuasca, or read something about it, knows that it affects visual...
DMT Experience

The DMT Experience, The Human Brain & The Science of Consciousness

  The incredible states of consciousness that emerge when people consume the psychedelic molecule DMT are...

POLICY

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy During Prohibition

    Not much has been written about the practical and legal considerations for working with clients...

Psychedelic Markets of the Future

Psychedelic Markets of the Future Discussions of legalizing psychedelics to date consist of more questions than...

A New Era of Psychedelic Policy?

Since the beginning of the US-led War on Drugs nearly 50 years ago, when certain...

How Should Plant Medicines Be Regulated?

While many of us in the psychedelic community are clear that plant medicines shouldn’t be...

Peyote in the United States: Prisoner of War as the War Wanes

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert that has a history...

INTEGRATION

An Audio Harm Reduction Guide For Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Its purpose is to point out that musical sound quality is an important part of...

Integration: Psychedelics, Spirituality and the Ego

Integration has become a buzzword in the world of psychedelics, but there are still questions...

Microdosing Controversy: Where Do You Stand?

Just a year ago when Katherine MacLean, Andrew Tatarsky, and I met to discuss the...

Developing Integration of Visionary Experiences: A Future Without Integration

Recently, the concept of integration has become a hot topic in the context of the...

The World’s Best Practices for Integrating Ayahuasca

Working with the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca presents enormous psycho-spiritual challenges. In my experience as...

NEWS

Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS)

Chacruna is happy to be a partner of this event. Here is the official information: We are...

Cooperation over Competition! Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines and Practices

  Photo, from left to right: Ram Dass, Alfred Matthew Hubbard, Aldous Huxley, Albert Hofmann, Ralph Metzner, Sasha Shulgin,...

Source Research Foundation Awards up to $10K for Psychedelic Science

  Are you or is someone you know looking for research funding? We are a private non-profit...

Message From Santo Daime Dutch Churches in Response to the Verdict That Makes Santo Daime Illegal in the Netherlands

  Where to start? From February 28 forward, our religion is illegal in our country. For 23 years...

Dutch Freedom of Religion on Pause for Santo Daime

    Judgment of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal in the criminal case public prosecutor/ members of...

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