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Children and Psychedelics: Using Indigenous Wisdom to Examine Western Paradigms

For Westerners, the topic of children and psychedelics is a near-untouchable one, mired in taboo and stigma. Many find the idea of allowing children...

Traveling Without Moving During COVID-19 Lockdown

Some people have been taking this time in isolation and the slowing down of day-to-day hustle and bustle to engage with psychedelic substances (LSD...

Expanded Access to the Art of Integration

As we create a world of expanded access to sacred medicine, we must also expand access to good integration support, which translates to a...

The Virus, Ayahuasca, Grief, and Hope

As the whole world grapples with coronavirus, I have the peculiar fate of being deep within the Peruvian Amazon. I’m an hour outside of...

Can Ketamine-Induced Near-Death Experiences Expedite Healing?

Since entering our current climate of shelter-in-place order and social distancing induced by the COVID-19 global pandemic, I have witnessed our unprepared health care...

Integration: The Upside of Coming Down – Debriefing, Disrupting & Dark...

Objectives for Integration A broad consensus now exists: effective integration is where the therapeutic action is. Otherwise, these openings, insights, and transmissions become nothing more...

Integration: The Upside of Coming Down

Part One – Overview Integration has ascended to quite a prominent position in the research and practices of what has recently come to be called...

Personal Healing with Ayahuasca Helped Me Be a Better Psychotherapist

Plant medicines can help us achieve a more integrated perspective on how we see ourselves and the world. This is an important goal that a therapist...

Ayahuasca, Depression and Me

Far along the path of life, I fell into a rare dark nine-month depression.  I say “rare” because, blessed with good brain chemistry, I...

Should Psychedelic Therapists Have First-hand Experience with Psychedelics?

Considering the clinical outcomes of researchers’ and clinicians’ personal relationships with psychedelic compounds Self-experimentation with psychedelic compounds by researchers and therapists played an important and largely...