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The Damage of White Feminism: An Anecdote

Warning: This essay contains racist language that may be triggering for some people.  One white woman tells a story of the old days and uses...

A Collective Open Apology for Response to Racist Language in the...

During the Women and Psychedelics Forum, co-promoted by the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and the East West Psychology Program of the California...

An Open Apology for Racist Language in the Women and Psychedelics...

During the Women and Psychedelics Forum, co-promoted by the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and the East West Psychology Program of the California...

The Psychedelic Renaissance Will Be Decided By Access

“The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.”- Frederick Douglass “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.”- John...

Psychedelic Justice: Disrupting the Cultural Default Mode Network

People want accountability from the science and the funders around equal access and open science The psychedelic science movement is facing a crossroads. People want accountability...

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...