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Colonial Shadows in the Psychedelic Renaissance

In April, I joined the two-day Psychedelic Liberty Summit, where the voices of several Indigenous participants from Colombia, Brazil, and several tribal nations in...

Sacred Reciprocity: Supporting the Roots of the Psychedelic Movement

I imagine the day when famed Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes came upon the Sibundoy Valley and the interaction that he had with Salvador...

Supporting Grassroots Initiatives for Indigenous People in the Amazon during COVID

Chacruna aims to contribute to a larger body of work that critically examines, celebrates, and elevates the importance of reciprocity to indigenous people in...

Privilege & Access: Iboga and Ibogaine

Medicines are available, but not accessible to those who need them the most. Why? It’s not a simple answer. We could say it’s simply...

The Corona Crisis: A View from the Ayahuasca Capital of Iquitos

May 9th, 2020; Day 52 of quarantine; Iquitos, Peru.  Confirmed corona virus cases: 3502 Fatalities: 401 We knew it wasn’t going to be a normal day...

Mazatec Perspectives on the Globalization of Psilocybin Mushrooms

https://youtu.be/1v6sK6leMGU This article is the result of conversations not only between its authors but also with Mazatec friends in the region, who have at different...

Ensuring Psychedelic Liberty in Black and Brown Communities: Questions to Ponder

Our current coronacrisis connects to what we will be discussing at the Psychedelic Liberty Summit—the need for the inclusion and focus on communities of...

Why Black People Should Embrace Psychedelic Healing: Reclaiming Our Cultural Birthright

Exclusion, oppression, mass incarceration, research abuses have become barriers to the ancient wisdom of healing processes we need and deserve. Black people living in Western...

How Psychedelics Expose the Racial Stigma Around Parenting

Gunshots woke me up. I covered my son and waited. Heartbeats pounded like a jackhammer. Slowly, I left the bed and peeked between curtains at the...

Towards an Ethos of Equity and Inclusion in the Psychedelic Movement

Preamble: During the Psychedelic Integration Conference at Esalen in March of 2019, about 25 attendees met to explore how we can stand for equity and inclusion in...