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...

Cultural Appropriation and Misuse of Ancestral Yagé Medicine

Spirituality and Yagé Territory, culture, self-government, and spirituality: that’s what’s most important for us. The curacas, our men of wisdom or traditional doctors—harmonize relations within the...
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 solutions to old problems, and to elicit deep healing...
ayahuasca shaman

My Degree Is From The Forest

I believe that the issue of Ayahuasca is, in essence, an issue of human rights: as humans of this earth I believe that we...
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...