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How DMT Switches the Brain’s Reality Channel

What happens is, the world is completely replaced, instantly, 100 percent. It's all gone. And what’s put in its place, not...

Pharmahuasca: Can a Chemical Ayahuasca Alternative Compare?

In the 1990s, gel caps going by the name of “pharmahuasca” circulated at psychedelic music festivals glistening with mysterious brown and yellow...
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DMT’s Mind-Bending Science—An Interview with Dr Jimo Borjigin

It’s difficult to recall the last time that I had a great meal and made the generic claim of “I love food.”...
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Can and Should Ayahuasca Become Part of Western Medicine?

For Americans for whom ayahuasca is “The Medicine,” there is only one legal option. An individual may join the Santo Daime...
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Do Ayahuasca Shamans See Microbial Worlds in Their Visions?

To me, this was compelling evidence that entoptic microscopy is part of what shamanic visions are about.
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How Can Naturalism Help Us Understand Ayahuasca Entities?

Many people report encountering spirits and other extraordinary entities under the effects of ayahuasca and similar psychedelic substances. But are these entities...
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What Does Ayahuasca Have To Do with Ancestors and the Dead?

Ayahuasca is a powerful psychoactive brew that originates from the Amazon rainforest. The word comes from the Indigenous Quechua words huasca, meaning...
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What I Learned During 15 Years as an Ayahuasca Scientist

I was first attracted to study the Amazonian brew ayahuasca in the early 2000s, when I was a graduate student in biology...
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Where Do Ayahuasca Visions Really Come From?

Aside from its healing properties, the sacred Amazonian brew ayahuasca is well known for inspiring deep psychonautic journeys and spectacular visions. These mind adventures...
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Why We Strive for Ego Death With Psychedelics

Certain substances, such as DMT, psilocybin, ayahuasca, peyote, or LSD, taken in sufficient quantities, have a strong reputation of being able to push the...