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Ayahuasca Is About More Than Just You. It’s About Planetary Health.

Fueled by advanced medical and scientific research, the Amazonian brew ayahuasca has become increasingly popular in Western societies in recent years. For...
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A Tribute to the Mother of Ayahuasca Research, Marlene Dobkin de...

Marlene Dobkin de Rios was, by all accounts, a fascinating human being and a remarkably dedicated anthropologist. Born to a conservative family...
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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 chaotic display of anarchy that...
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Can and Should Ayahuasca Become Part of Western Medicine?

Among this world’s known psychedelic medicines, ayahuasca is uniquely honored for its ability to help transform the mind and body. The Amazonian...
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Dr Richard Evans Schultes’ Explorations with Amazonian Shamans and Medicines

The story of Richard Evans Schultes brings to mind plotlines of wild fictional expeditions that take us through the perils of a...
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Psychedelic Communities, Social Justice, and Kinship in the Capitalocene

The task is to make kin in lines of inventive connection as a practice of learning to live and die well with...
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Meet the Person Serving Ayahuasca to Inmates in Brazil: An Interview...

Edilsom Fernandes, the creator of an ayahuasca congregation in Brazil, was contacted in 2012 by an association that helps rehabilitate prisoners. The...
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Do Ayahuasca Shamans See Microbial Worlds in Their Visions?

Ayahuasca, yopo, and several other entheogenic substances have been trending for a few years now. Following the steps of anthropologists, Western tourists undertake pilgrimages...
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Ayahuasca Spirits Are Special Because They Are Not Real

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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Eleven Otherworldly Visionary and Ayahuasca Artists You Probably Don’t Know

I often hear people say, “I cannot really describe it,” when speaking of their ayahuasca visions. And, it makes sense—how can we...

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