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Remembering Psychedelic Therapy Research Elder, Dr Claudio Naranjo

Recently the world bid farewell to a brilliant psychonautical pioneer. Claudio Naranjo devoted his long life to examining the psychotherapeutic potential of...
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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...

Born to a conservative family in late 1930s New York when women in science were few and far between and their achievements...
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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...