FEATURE

Ayahuasca Has a Special Connection with My People, the Shipibo

To start with, my mum taught me all about medicinal plants. She taught me how to cure people of illnesses and at the same time how to teach them the little I knew at that point. After a long time, I met a foreigner who taught me a lot more....

FRESH

Is Ayahuasca Made in the Laboratory or with Foreign Plants Just as Good? Enter Pharmahuasca.

In the 1990s, gel caps going by the name of “pharmahuasca” circulated at psychedelic music festivals glistening with mysterious brown and yellow...

My 30 Years of Being an Ayahuasca Shaman for Locals and Foreigners

I would like to let you know my story and how I became a master of curanderismo and shamanism. During the last...

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...

INDIGENOUS VOICES

My 30 Years of Being an Ayahuasca Shaman for Locals and Foreigners

I would like to let you know my story and how I became a master of curanderismo and shamanism. During the last...

Ayahuasca Has a Special Connection with My People, the Shipibo

To start with, my mum taught me all about medicinal plants. She taught me how to cure people of illnesses and at the same...

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

Is Ayahuasca Made in the Laboratory or with Foreign Plants Just as Good? Enter Pharmahuasca.

In the 1990s, gel caps going by the name of “pharmahuasca” circulated at psychedelic music festivals glistening with mysterious brown and yellow...

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...

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...

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’ Extraordinary Research with Amazonian Shamans

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

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...

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