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psychedelic beings

How to Think about Weird Psychedelic Beings

What’s the core lesson of psychedelic practice, the lesson that still holds strong after being famously put forward by Leary’s research in 1963 and...
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Ayahuasca Exotica and High Fashion on the Kenzo Runway

Last week, models in Paris marched a visionary runway silhouetted by a massive installation of Pablo Amaringo’s iconic indigenous art from Peru. The mythic...
ayahuasca visions

Where Do Ayahuasca Visions Actually 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...
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....
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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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