Peyote Culture

Psychedelic Lizard Kings and the Other: Culture, Race and the Frontiers...

There is a scene in Oliver Stone’s 1991 film, The Doors, where the rock quartet and their female company travel to a desert and...
Psychedelic Mushrooms

The Magic World of Psychedelic Mushrooms

Are psychedelic mushrooms growing in your garden right now? If you live somewhere damp and fertile, there’s a good chance that an ancient sacrament...
Maria Sabina

Undiscovering Huautla: City of the Magic Mushrooms

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, Huautla de Jimenez and the Sierra Mazateca were “discovered” in 1955, when the American...
Cannabis treatment

How Cannabis and Other “Drugs” Can be Gateways to a Better...

“Proud to be drug free,” “Red Ribbon Week,” “Just Say No,” “Users are Losers”… there was no absence of anti-drug messaging surrounding my youth...
Indigenous Ayahuasca

The Indigenous Ayahuasca Universe

What differentiates indigenous ayahuasca use from the universe that has erupted out of it is, in the first place, its indefiniteness. Used across the globe...
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, my biggest fear was that, in desperation to make...
shamanic healing

Ubulawu: There is More to Shamanic Healing Than Psychedelic Visions

Imagine this story appearing in the news headlines in the near future: “Once, not too long ago, psychoactive substances were seen as a threat to...
ayahuasca in Europe

Ayahuasca in the Heart of Europe

There is a fire burning in the center of the tipi, surrounded by an altar made from fresh leaves and flowers. About 30 people...
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” medical treatment? Well, forget about it, because it wouldn’t...
Mother Ayahuasca

How Feminine is Ayahuasca?

While doing fieldwork with traditional healers in the Peruvian Amazon, I realized that their way of understanding nature was profoundly embedded within the categories...
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