Sexual abuse in the contexts of ritual use of ayahuasca

On the 4th of June 2015, somewhere near Bogotá,...

In Defense of the Use of Sacred Plants in the Americas

Since their inception, international policies toward...

Can Psilocybin Make People Feel More Empathy to Nature?

Introduction: The Problem We Are Facing in Today’s World

New Urban Practices Around Kambô

What is this substance, and what does this secretion of a frog—spread on a global scale and claimed to be able to heal an...

1st Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference – Yubaka Hayrá, Acre, Brazil: The Wisdom...

In December 2017, indigenous Brazilian ayahuasqueiros from the north-western State of Acre came together at the Yubaka Hayrá—the inaugural Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference, in the...

The Muká Diet of the Yawanawá Indigenous People in Acre, Brazil

If, in the recent past, the diet was exclusively for men of this ethnic group, since 2006, some Yawanawá women The muká diet is considered...

Controversies Around the Toad Medicine

The booming consumption of 5-meo-DMT—the chemical extracted from the Bufo alvarius toad, endemic to the Sonoran desert—in the second decade of the twenty-first century...

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 that I’ve encountered are hesitant to take a stance...

Territory, Roots and Conflict: Epistemic Encounters on Sacred Plants

    On Sunday, February 25, the closing ceremony for the Conference on Sacred Plants in the Americas was celebrated in the Mexican lakeside town of...

We Must Continue Calling the Cannabis Plant “Marijuana”

There are various hypotheses about the roots of the word “marijuana,” but it´s still uncertain what it really means, and when this name appeared...
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