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.
Jane Osmond, wife of Humphry Osmond

Jane Osmond: The Wonder of Weyburn

Married to Humphry Osmond, Jane Osmond developed networks of care and friendship that supported the development of psychedelic science.
Betty Eisner

Betty Eisner: Heroine with a Hitch?

Betty Eisner was a major force in the psychedelic revolution, but her career was also defined by notable professional transgressions.
A white man, Timothy Leary, is looking up and smiling. There is a black mark over his eyes and the background is yellow with mushrooms.

Gurus Behaving Badly: Anaïs Nin’s Diary & the Value of Gossip

Anaïs Nin wrote about Timothy Leary in her diary. She didn't like him. But what does this have to do with expertise and American politics?
Scenes from the "Better Living Through Chemistry" documentary

Better Living Through Chemistry

Connie Littlefield discusses her new documentary, "Better Living Through Chemistry," about psychedelic pioneers Alexander "Sasha" & Ann Shulgin.

Celebrating 25 Weeks of ‘Women in the History of Psychedelic Plant...

Look back on the first 25 weeks of our "Women in the History of Psychedelic Plant Medicines" series and learn how to become a contributor to the series.
Two lobsters representing Beauvoir and Sartre and their mescaline experiments

Mescaline Scribe

Simone de Beauvoir read and edited everything Jean-Paul Sartre published, and wrote a valuable account of his mescaline encounter.