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Jung in the Jungle: What the Brew Ayahuasca Taught Me About My Shadow

Last year, I went to the Amazon jungle in Peru to take part in a nine-day ayahuasca retreat at a well-known center called the Temple of the Way of Light. Before the retreat, we were sent a...

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