FEATURE ARTICLE

Ayahuasca and the Problems of the World

I wasn't planning to be here. I wasn't planning to come to this conference because I'm running out of fuel. You know, a new organ is failing every few months. So I'm kind of feeling that I should probably stop walking around the world doing so many...

FRESH ARTICLES

Getting Arrested and Released for Ayahuasca in Israel

I am 45 years old, live in Israel, and am a psychotherapist in private practice. I also teach other therapists to combine shamanic...

DMT’s Mind-Bending Science—An Interview with Dr Jimo Borjigin

It’s difficult to recall the last time that I had a great meal and made the generic claim of “I love food.”...

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...

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

DMT’s Mind-Bending Science—An Interview with Dr Jimo Borjigin

It’s difficult to recall the last time that I had a great meal and made the generic claim of “I love food.”...

Can and Should Ayahuasca Become Part of Western Medicine?

Among this world’s known psychedelic medicines, ayahuasca is uniquely honored for its ability to help transform the mind and body. The Amazonian...

Do Ayahuasca Shamans See Microbial Worlds in Their Visions?

Ayahuasca, yopo, and several other entheogenic substances have been trending for a few years now. Following the steps of anthropologists, Western tourists undertake pilgrimages...

SHAMANISM AND SPIRITUALITY

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...

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...

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...

RESEARCH ANCESTORS

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...

A Tribute to the Mother of Ayahuasca Research, Marlene Dobkin de Rios (1939-2012)

Marlene Dobkin de Rios was, by all accounts, a fascinating human being and a remarkably dedicated anthropologist. Born to a conservative family...

Dr Richard Evans Schultes’ Explorations with Amazonian Shamans and Medicines

The story of Richard Evans Schultes brings to mind plotlines of wild fictional expeditions that take us through the perils of a...

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Getting Arrested and Released for Ayahuasca in Israel

I am 45 years old, live in Israel, and am a psychotherapist in private practice. I also teach other therapists to combine shamanic...

Ayahuasca and the Problems of the World

I wasn't planning to be here. I wasn't planning to come to this conference because I'm running out of fuel. You know,...

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...

PREPARATION AND INTEGRATION

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...

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...

Ayahuasca Integration Means Facing the Shadow in Daily Life

I used to have a therapeutic relationship with ayahuasca, the plant spirit or teacher, the energetic presence that has guided me for the past...

ART AND CREATIVITY

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

I often hear people say, “I cannot really describe it,” when speaking of their ayahuasca visions. And, it makes sense—how can we...

How Psychedelics Appear to Boost Creativity

Musicians, painters, dancers, designers, and other artists all have the urge to externalize inspiration through a given means. They all have access to something...

The Natural & Visionary Wonderland of Ayahuasca Art

I have been told time and again by countless ayahuasca drinkers that the experience of ayahuasca is ultimately beyond words. These impenetrable descriptions are...

Stay Updated on All things Ayahuasca with our Monthly Newsletter. Join 10,000+ Subscribers.

We respect your privacy.

Stay Updated on All things Ayahuasca with our Monthly Newsletter. Join 10,000+ Subscribers.

We respect your privacy.