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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...
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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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Dr Richard Evans Schultes’ Extraordinary Research with Amazonian Shamans

The story of Richard Evans Schultes resembles wild fictional expeditions that take us through the perils of a harsh jungle in search...
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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?

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

It seemed fitting to highlight artists who might not yet be in the spotlight of visionary art or global ayahuasca culture....
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Ralph Metzner: Remebering the Extraordinary Psychedelic Pioneer (1936 – 2019)

The corporeal world has bid farewell to a great psychonaut and pioneering researcher of consciousness and its incredible altered states. The erudite...
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Translating Ayahuasca Shamanism and Western Medicine

There is still not enough dialogue between academic scholars and traditional men and women of knowledge. Unfortunately, remnants of Spanish colonialism still...