Psychedelic Legalization

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 live in states where all prohibitions on adult use...
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...
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...
legal ayahuasca ceremony

7 Best Practices for Ayahuasca Legal Harm Reduction

We are at a unique juncture in the emergence of ayahuasca into global culture. It seems its use is growing, especially throughout the USA,...

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traditional ayahuasca ceremony

Why You Will Never Get a Traditional Ayahuasca Treatment

Have you ever thought of visiting an ayahuasca lodge in Iquitos to experience a “traditional”...
Psychedelic Renaissance

Like it or Not, the Psychedelic Renaissance Will be Televised

When we began our pilot study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in autistic adults,...
legal ayahuasca ceremony

7 Best Practices for Ayahuasca Legal Harm Reduction

We are at a unique juncture in the emergence of ayahuasca into global culture. It...
ayahuasca in Europe

Ayahuasca in the Heart of Europe

There is a fire burning in the center of the tipi, surrounded by an altar...
legal ayahuasca

How Our Santo Daime Church Received Religious Exemption to Use Ayahuasca in Canada

The Journey In June 2017, after 17 years of working with the Canadian government, the Santo...


Ayahuasca Spirit

Cultivating the Mind, Body & Spirit with Ayahuasca

This article is the second in a series on the psychology of ayahuasca. Click here...
ayahuasca integration

Taking Charge of Your Ayahuasca Integration

Integration is a hot topic among ayahuasca circles, and for good reason. Integration can involve...
Cannabis Spirituality

Who Is Cannabis?

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


psychedelic science

How Psychedelic Science Privileges Some, Neglects Others, and Limits Us All

Promises of psychedelic science include the opportunity to transform consciousness itself, to creatively generate new...
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...
set and setting

Beyond Set and Setting: A New Understanding of Psychedelics & Healing

The concept of “set and setting” has been a guiding principle of psychedelic researchers, therapists,...
ayahuasca ego

The Effects of Ayahuasca on the Ego

Ayahuasca is a medicine that has the power, in some people, to heal trauma, to...
Ayahuasca Therapy

The Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca

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

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