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ayahuasca wellbeing

Ayahuasca Gave Me a Backstage Pass to the Theatre of Well-being

Bodies moaned, contorted, and wrestled themselves, resisting or in denial of the ayahuasca that was penetrating their minds. The ceremony was well underway, and...
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High Kingdom: Why Animals Take Psychedelic Substances

When some people get high, they become animals. But I don’t mean this in a negative sense. One of the key reasons indigenous Amazonian...
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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-nature

A Shamanic View of How Ayahuasca & Nature Communicate With Us

In a shaman's world view, everything is energy, and for them the word spirit and energy have the exact same meaning. Indigenous knowledge often...
ayahuasca-sorcery

How I Became an Ayahuasca Sorcerer

I have discussed the idea, widely held in the Upper Amazon, that human beings in general, and shamans in particular, have powerful urges to...
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Psychoactive Plants and Shamanic Consciousness

The shaman is not only a hunter, warrior, healer, diviner, and entertainer, but also a natural scientist and thinker. Anthropologist Elizabeth Reichel-Dolmatoff reports that...
Ayahuasca Visions

Advice for Encounters with Scary Serpents and Talking Plants During Ayahuasca...

It’s always difficult to speak of the world of spirits as a reality—the cultural leap is gigantic. I like Romuald Leterrier’s concept best of...
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A Doctor’s Initiation with the Powerful Amazonian Brew Ayahuasca

My first experience of taking the ayahuasca medicine was truly one of the most remarkable I have ever had. It brought me in touch...
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Dr. Rick Strassman Explains Why DMT is “The Spirit Molecule”

Psychiatrist Dr. Rick Strassman was the first scientist to conduct U.S. government-approved human research into psychedelic substances after the so-called War on Drugs. He has published...
Psychedelic Experiences

What the Psychedelic Experience Really Is

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

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