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Speaking Beyond Ayahuasca: Yagé Varieties and Their Names

In this article, I will share some key insights into the notable varieties of Amazonia’s enigmatic visionary vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, specifically related to the Indigenous science of yagé, as known and practiced by the Western Tukanoan speaking Siekopai people of the northern Ecuadorian Amazon. The information I received about these...

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INDIGENOUS VOICES

Being a Female Shaman in Peru – An Interview with Adela

With a smile so bright it could illuminate a continent, female shaman Adela Navas de Garcia is a vibrant healer from Iquitos, Peru. Mother...

Becoming a Master of Ayahuasca Takes Courage, Endurance, and Respect

My name is Mateo Arévalo Maynas. I’m 64 years old, and my Shipibo name is Isayu. For decades I have been performing shamanic healing...

The Yarinacocha Declaration of Shipibo Healers, ASOMASHK

In the long shadow cast by the murder of Maestra Olivia Arévalo Lomas at the hands of a Canadian ayahuasca tourist, Coshikox (Consejo Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo), the representative body...

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SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Speaking Beyond Ayahuasca: Yagé Varieties and Their Names

In this article, I will share some key insights into the notable varieties of Amazonia’s enigmatic visionary vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, specifically related to the Indigenous...

The Philosophy of Psychedelics – An Interview with Chris Letheby

Philosophy and psychedelics might seem like obvious siblings, but they have been estranged in academic contexts. Thinker and author Chris Letheby has begun to...

Could Psychedelics Help Prevent Mental Health Problems?

When used carefully and responsibly, psychedelic substances can inspire a variety of positive health outcomes among both mental health patients and healthy individuals. This...

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

The Undergrowth of Psychedelic Australia

The entheobotanical community has its own particular culture. Just like gardeners recognise each other because there’s always a bit of soil under our fingernails...

Psychedelic Journeys and Auditory Perception

When we think of the effects of psychedelics, it is often in terms of the alterations they cause in cognitive processes and visual perception....

Can Learning to Navigate Ayahuasca Hallucinations Help in Psychosis Treatment?

Hallucinations occur during what doctors call psychosis, but they can also manifest outside the corridors of what is considered sick and dysfuctional. They can...

SHAMANISM AND SPIRITUALITY

Can Learning to Navigate Ayahuasca Hallucinations Help in Psychosis Treatment?

Hallucinations occur during what doctors call psychosis, but they can also manifest outside the corridors of what is considered sick and dysfuctional. They can...

Drinking Ayahuasca Without DMT is Powerful and Traditional

When using the word ayahuasca, we generally mean the well-known decoction of the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the shrub Psychotria viridis, but in the...

The Shaman’s Treasure: The Many Plants Added to the Ayahuasca Brew

It is a known fact that ayahuasca and yagé drinks consist of a pair of plants: vine or leaves of ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) and...

Ayahuasca Timeline

Explore key moments in ayahuasca’s journey from its mythic and evolutionary origins to its global popularity.

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PREPARATION AND INTEGRATION

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Us Overcome Crisis

While many people decide to try psychedelic drugs in order to “get high” or for a cheap thrill, there are more than a few...

When the Ayahuasca Ceremony Goes Wrong

A few weeks ago I sat through perhaps the most outrageous ayahuasca ceremony I’ve ever attended... ... A chaotic display of anarchy that was a...

We Need to Talk About When People Feel Worse After Ayahuasca

Ryan was a meditator, experienced with ayahuasca, so it surprised him (not in a good way) when a disturbing ayahuasca ceremony revealed the world...

ART AND CREATIVITY

Psychedelic Journeys and Auditory Perception

When we think of the effects of psychedelics, it is often in terms of the alterations they cause in cognitive processes and visual perception....

Watch Kaleidoscopic Songs of Ayahuasca Shamans Vibrate Water

Mestaoui uses cymatics, the science of how sound generates shapes in physical matter, as a way to make the shamanic songs of the Huni...

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. I often hear...

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