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ayahuasca religions

Ayahuasca Joined the Parliament of the World’s Religions

In November 2018, around seven thousand people from over 200 religions and spiritual traditions gathered in Toronto for the Parliament of the World's Religions....
Carl Jung Ayahuasca

Jung in the Jungle: What the Brew Ayahuasca Taught Me About...

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...
shaman plant science

The Forgotten Science of Shamanic Plant Whispering

Ridiculed, scorned, or deliberately ignored, the truth about anything is quirky and awkward when it first emerges. Germinating at the margins of familiarity, the...
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...
psychedelic ego dissolving

Why We Long to Dissolve Our Ego in the Psychedelic Ocean

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

The DMT drug is not a drug, its much stranger

DMT is a psychoactive molecule and in this sense it is a drug. The title of this article is provocative for a very good...
psychedelic animals

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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Ayahuasca stirs up debate over its effects

A recent invitation I received to write an essay about yajé (or ayahuasca) for an academic-type anthology on the “the power of psychedelics for...
ayahuasca-modern

Remembering Wholeness: Ayahuasca and the Structural Violence of Modern Life

Why does one write, if not to put one’s pieces together? From the moment we enter school or church, education chops us into pieces:...
Ayahuasca depression

Ayahuasca Tea Rapidly Helps Patients Heal Severe Depression

Long confined to indigenous societies of the Amazon rainforest, the ayahuasca tea is being researched by scientists as a potential medicine for depression. An article published...

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