An archival file cabinet with some drawers open represented in psychedelic colours.

Spotlight on Betsy Gordon and the Psychoactive Substances Research Collection

Not one for the limelight, Betsy Gordon has worked behind the scenes of psychedelic psychiatry by preserving psychedelic research.
Maria Sabina, Wasson, and Colonialism

María Sabina, Mushrooms, and Colonial Extractivism

While Robert Gordon Wasson obtained fame, María Sabina lived with the stigma of "revealing" the secrets of the mushrooms to an outsider.

How MDMA, Octopuses, and Gül Dölen Reopen Minds

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist is ushering in a "critical period" in psychedelic research. But will anyone hear what Gül Dölen has to say?
Anaïs Nin psychedelic experience

Anaïs Nin and the Vocabulary of the Psychedelic Experience

Anaïs Nin was critical of the Western psychedelic experience and its reliance on the appropriation of Indo-Tibetan culture and language.
Underground Psychedelic Psychotherapist

A Song for the Underground Psychedelic Psychotherapist

As psychedelic psychotherapy work grows more legitimate, it is worth appreciating the women who've risked their freedom to bring healing.
Loretta Bender Collage

Lauretta Bender: Seminal Psychiatrist & Forgotten Psychedelic Pioneer

The story of Loretta Bender reveals a series of triumphs against adversity that led to her successful psychiatry career.
Nancy Turner

Nancy Turner and the Work of Preserving Plant Knowledge

For decades, Nancy Turner has carefully demonstrated the many cultural and environmental benefits of investing in preserving plant knowledge.
Kay Parley

Psychedelic Saskatchewan: Kay Parley

Artist and Author Kay Parley and Her Amazing Journey through Manic-Depressive Psychosis to Psychiatric Nursing and LSD Therapy.

Liana (n): a wandering vine that activates medicines

How MAPS's fundraiser, Liana Sananda Gillooly, has gone from a shoeless rebel to one of the most pivotal people in psychedelic medicine
Soma Vedic God of Plants

Soma and the Sacred Feminine: Reflections from Ancient Indian Myth

Soma, Vedic God of Plants, and soma, the ancient psychedelic drink made from an unknown plant, both represent the sacred feminine.