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ayahuasca doctor

A Doctor’s Initiation with the Powerful Amazonian Brew Ayahuasca

My first experience of taking the ayahuasca medicine was truly one of the most remarkable I have ever had. It brought me in touch...
high society

High Society: The Universal Impulse to Alter Consciousness

Every society on earth is a high society. As the sun rises in the east, caffeine is infused and sipped across China in countless...
ayahuasca misunderstanding

5 Common Misunderstandings about Ayahuasca Demystified

Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful mind-altering potions on the planet. When ingested, the brew brings people into an enchanted cosmos of spirit...
DMT Trip

Meeting the DMT Trip Entities in Art

People who have experienced the so-called DMT trip usually say that it transcends words, but they often feel compelled to speak incessantly about it...
Psychedelic Experiences

What the Psychedelic Experience Really Is

There are many accounts of psychedelic experiences online and in books, written by people who’ve dabbled or dived into substances from LSD to psilocybin,...
Michael Harner

The Extraordinary Shamanic Legacy of Michael Harner (1929-2018)

Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay...
Mystical Pineal Gland DMT

Is the Pineal Gland Really the Mystical Powerhouse of the Brain?

Western psychedelic folklore loves the molecule DMT and the mysterious pineal gland of the brain that appears to naturally produce it. It’s pretty common...
female ayahuasca shaman

Being a Female Ayahuasca Shaman in Peru – An Interview with...

With a smile so bright it could illuminate a continent, Adela Navas de Garcia is a vibrant healer from Iquitos, Peru. Mother to 8 children, she...
William Burroughs Ayahuasca

When Beat Author William Burroughs Found Ayahuasca in the 1950s

I read about a drug called yagé used by Indians in the headwaters of the Amazon. Yagé is supposed to increase telepathic sensitivity....
Pablo Amaringo

The Ayahuasca Visions of Peruvian Artist Pablo Amaringo

Pablo Amaringo is renowned for his intricate, colourful paintings that are inspired by his shamanic visions. He was a master communicator of the ayahuasca...

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