Microdosing Controversy: Where Do You Stand?

Just a year ago when Katherine MacLean, Andrew Tatarsky, and I met to discuss the outline for our next workshop for the Psychedelic Education...

Developing Integration of Visionary Experiences: A Future Without Integration

Recently, the concept of integration has become a hot topic in the context of the use of psychedelic substances, and particularly in the Western...

The World’s Best Practices for Integrating Ayahuasca

Working with the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca presents enormous psycho-spiritual challenges. In my experience as a meditator and psychotherapist, no other process comes close...

Why a Culture of Integration is Critical For the Modern Psychedelic...

The continued fragmentation of modern Western culture is driving us towards social isolation. However, humans are emotional beings; we learn through relationship. Without relationship...
shamanic healing

Ubulawu: There is More to Shamanic Healing Than Psychedelic Visions

Imagine this story appearing in the news headlines in the near future: “Once, not too long ago, psychoactive substances were seen as a threat to...
Ayahuasca Spirit

Cultivating the Mind, Body & Spirit with Ayahuasca

This article is the second in a series on the psychology of ayahuasca. Click here to read the first piece: The Effects of Ayahuasca...
ayahuasca ego

The Effects of Ayahuasca on the Ego

Ayahuasca is a medicine that has the power, in some people, to heal trauma, to inspire insight, and to change habits. The mechanism for...
ayahuasca integration

Taking Charge of Your Ayahuasca Integration

Integration is a hot topic among ayahuasca circles, and for good reason. Integration can involve emotional and spiritual support before and after ayahuasca use,...
Ayahuasca Healing

Deep Ayahuasca Healing and the Truth of Who You Are

“I hadn't seen my brother in person for almost seven years,” Celine wrote, recounting her second ayahuasca ceremony. I remember on that night Dave (the...
Ayahuasca Healing

Ayahuasca and the Power of Forgiveness

Many have said that “forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves,” but what happens when you just can’t get there? As a clinical psychologist,...


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