FEATURE

The Kaleidoscopic Forest of Amazonian Shamans

This article was the keynote address at ICEERS’ Third World Ayahuasca Conference, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Girona, Catalonia. It’s truly an honor to have been invited to share a few thoughts to open this international...

FRESH

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...

Social Isolation Turns the World Inside Out. That’s Why Shamans Do It.

Why is it taking so long to believe that if we hurt Nature, we...

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Us Overcome Crisis

While many people decide to try psychedelic drugs in order to “get high” or...

INDIGENOUS VOICES

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...

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...

The Dangers of the Ayahuasca Tourism Boom

Ayahuasca tourism and commercialization are distorting the cultural originality of the medicine's traditions.
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SCIENCE & RESEARCH

How DMT Switches the Brain’s Reality Channel

What happens is, the world is completely replaced, instantly, 100 percent. It's all gone. And what’s put in its place, not...

Pharmahuasca: Can a Chemical Ayahuasca Alternative Compare?

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.”...

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

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...

The Kaleidoscopic Forest of Amazonian Shamans

This article was the keynote address at ICEERS’ Third World Ayahuasca Conference, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Girona, Catalonia.

Social Isolation Turns the World Inside Out. That’s Why Shamans Do It.

Why is it taking so long to believe that if we hurt Nature, we...

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...

Drinking Ayahuasca Without DMT is Powerful and Traditional

When using the word ayahuasca, we generally mean the well-known...

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...
Ayahuasca Timeline

Ayahuasca Timeline

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

RESEARCH ANCESTORS

Ayahuasca, Nazis, and the Life of Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff is widely considered to be the father of Colombian anthropology. He devoted almost six decades of his life to researching various Indigenous...

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)

Born to a conservative family in late 1930s New York when women in science were few and far between and their achievements...

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...

When the Ayahuasca Ceremony Goes Wrong

A few weeks ago I sat through perhaps the most outrageous ayahuasca ceremony I’ve ever attended... ... 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...

ART AND CREATIVITY

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...

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....

Creativity Enhancing Drugs: How Psychedelics Appear to Boost Divergent Thinking

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

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