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When the Ayahuasca Ceremony Goes Wrong

A few weeks ago I sat through perhaps the most outrageous ayahuasca ceremony I’ve ever attended... ... A...
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We Need to Talk About When People Feel Worse After Ayahuasca

Ryan was a meditator, experienced with ayahuasca, so it surprised him (not in a good way) when a disturbing ayahuasca ceremony revealed...
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Ayahuasca Integration Means Facing the Shadow in Daily Life

Ayahuasca integration implies an ongoing process of self-reflection -- sharing conversations with fellow travelers, friends, and therapists, people experienced in their...
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Integrating Ayahuasca Experiences Requires an Integrated Approach

In 1980, I initiated my first contact with the famous Mazatec ethnic group that was popularized by R.G. Wasson and A. Hoffman in...
ayahuasca retreat

How to Find and Choose the Right Ayahuasca Retreat

This is it—you’re finally ready. After consuming as much information about ayahuasca as humanly possible, it’s high time to look for an ayahuasca retreat...
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Enhancing Your Ayahuasca Experience: Harnessing the Power of Intention and Belief

Appropriate preparation and integration is still lacking in the global shamanic medicine and entheogenic culture. This is largely because we’re still in our infancy...
ayahuasca safety

Safety Tips for Traveling to Drink Ayahuasca in the Deep Jungle

If you have decided to travel to Peru or other areas in South America to drink ayahuasca, I hope that you have a wonderful...
Psychedelic Experiences

What the Psychedelic Experience Really Is

There are many psychedelic experience accounts online and in books, written by people who’ve dabbled or dived into substances from LSD to psilocybin, from...
Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca: The Complete Guide

If you boil the two plants Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis long enough, you’ll end up with the powerful brew ayahuasca (pronounced: iowaska). Used for hundreds of years...
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How to Prepare for an Ayahuasca Ceremony: The Ultimate Guide

Ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic and healing potion brewed by indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest, was traditionally consumed by shamans for purposes of magic,...