Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines


We provide public education and cultural understanding 
about psychedelic plant medicines and promote 
a bridge between the ceremonial use of 
sacred plants and psychedelic science.


We envision a world where plant medicines and other psychedelics are preserved, protected, and valued as part of our cultural identity and integrated into our social, legal and health care systems.

Our Programs


How White Feminists Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Functions as White...

In November, I participated in a panel discussion at a...

The Damage of White Feminism: An Anecdote

Warning: This essay contains racist language that may be triggering...

Psychedelics and Blockchain: Two Technologies Key to Our Future

The future of psychedelics is intertwined with cryptocurrencies and blockchain....

Huni Kuin Game: An Anthropological Adventure

Although electronic games are now one of the most popular...



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...



Do Psychedelics Have the Power to Change Minds?

Clinical trials of MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca are offering a glimpse that the future...

Getting at the Root of Ayahuasca’s Therapeutic Potential

Laughter is the reaction I often face when I tell people that my research demonstrates...

Can Drinking Ayahuasca Really Change Your Life?

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




American Psychological Association Press Release: Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal?

Contact: Kaitlin Luna(202) 336-5706(415)...

Ayahuasca May Help Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression, Study Finds

A large group of Brazilian scientists carried out the first randomized placebo-controlled trial with ayahuasca...

Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS)

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

Plantas Sagradas en Las Américas Conference Videos | Ajijic, Mexico 2018

Plantas Sagradas en Las Américas Conference Videos | Ajijic, Mexico 2018

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Help support Chacruna's team by being a sponsor is a hub for producing and disseminating high-quality multimedia content about plant medicines and psychedelics, facilitating access to these resources online. The website's central objective is to offer content created and curated by leading experts in the field, edited to a wider audience. The field of psychedelics is filled with misinformation, anecdotal narratives, poorly trained professionals and enthusiasts with no field experience, leading discussions with large audiences of novices to the subject.

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