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Peganum Harmala, the “Ayahuasca” of North Africa and Eurasia

Wildly popular across Europe, Asia, and North Africa for thousands of years, Peganum harmala is a perennial plant that has a lot in common with the psychoactive vine from Amazonia, ayahuasca. The two entheogens share a similar molecule profile, and both have been associated with many types...

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The “Traditional” Ayahuasca Ceremony Is Probably a Recent Invention

An ayahuasca ceremony is a ritual dedicated to immersing yourself fully into the effects of the sacred brew, ayahuasca. As the brew...

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Peganum Harmala, the “Ayahuasca” of North Africa and Eurasia

Wildly popular across Europe, Asia, and North Africa for thousands of years, Peganum harmala is a perennial plant that has a lot...

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

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