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Drinking Peyote

Racist Thinking Still Shapes How We Understand Peyote Drinking

Human beings have sought out the sensory experiences associated with psychedelic drugs for millennia. On every continent and in every setting, they have sought...
Ayahuasca Experience

Meet 3 Westerners Who Have Drunk Ayahuasca 200+ Times

During 2012 to 2014, I had the great fortune of attending ayahuasca ceremonies and spending much time with ayahuasca drinkers in Australia for my PhD...
Ibogaine Treatment

Is Ibogaine Treatment in Brazil Finally Stepping Out From the Underground?

Ibogaine, like other psychedelics, such as MDMA, ayahuasca, and psilocybin, has been shown to have important medicinal values. It is extracted from an African...
Sacred Peyote

How My Elder’s Sacred Peyote is Disappearing

In my childhood home, the word “medicine” is how we referred to peyote (Lophophora williamsii). This medicine was stored in various forms, but mainly...

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CULTURE

Peyote Medicine

Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind and Soul

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small, spineless, mind-altering cactus that, for centuries, has been terribly...
Peyote Culture

Psychedelic Lizard Kings and the Other: Culture, Race and the Frontiers of Peyote

There is a scene in Oliver Stone’s 1991 film, The Doors, where the rock quartet...
Temple of the way of light

How Indigenous Youths in Peru are Being Initiated in Western Ayahuasca Retreat Centers

As the evening fell dark, I saw 4 young indigenous students enter the round maloka...
Drinking Peyote

Racist Thinking Still Shapes How We Understand Peyote Drinking

Human beings have sought out the sensory experiences associated with psychedelic drugs for millennia. On...
Sacred Peyote

How My Elder’s Sacred Peyote is Disappearing

In my childhood home, the word “medicine” is how we referred to peyote (Lophophora williamsii)....

SPIRITUALITY

Ayahuasca Healing

Deep Ayahuasca Healing and the Truth of Who You Are

“I hadn't seen my brother in person for almost seven years,” Celine wrote, recounting her...
Psychedelic ayahuasca DNA

A Story of Visionary Ayahuasca Healing, DNA and Epigenetics

I am a Colombian-American family physician raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout my career, I have...
dmt hyperspace

The DMT Trip and the Mysteries of Hyperspace Travel

Known to produce profound changes in sensory perception, mood, and thought, DMT is commonly smoked...
preparing for ayahuasca

7 Ways To Optimize Your Ayahuasca Experience

Participating in an ayahuasca ceremony is an opportunity for deep healing and personal development. There...
Claudio Naranjo

On the Moral Problem of Psychedelics and the Mental Health Problem of Morality

A passage in Lao Tze’s Tao Te Ching states that when original harmony was lost,...

SCIENCE

Legalizing Psychedelics

What Psychedelic Researchers and Activists Can Learn from Medical Marijuana Legalization

Almost 200 million Americans live in states where medical marijuana is legally available; 60 million...
Plant Medicines

Why Doctors Give You Pills and Not Ancient Plant Remedies

Since the therapeutic use of sacred plants and fungi began to be accepted by Western...
Ayahuasca Addiction Therapy

Is Ayahuasca an Effective Therapeutic Tool for Addiction Treatment?

Addictions have become one of the most critical health issues of modern society, costing many...
psychedelic hallucinations

Are Psychedelic Hallucinations Actually Metaphorical Perceptions?

Psychiatrists usually define hallucination as a sensory experience that appears to be real, but is...
Ibogaine treatment

The Benefits, Risks & Potential of Mainstreaming Ibogaine Psychedelic Treatment

The first report that ibogaine could reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and opioid craving dates back...

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