FEATURE ARTICLE

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 to the forest, or alternatively Amazonian shamans perform ceremonies in cosmopolitan centers, allowing city dwellers to search for psychedelic enlightenment and spiritual healing through these substances. According to...

FRESH ARTICLES

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...

Psychedelic Communities, Social Justice, and Kinship in the Capitalocene

The task is to make kin in lines of inventive connection as a practice of learning to live and die well with...

Meet the Person Serving Ayahuasca to Inmates in Brazil: An Interview with Edilsom Fernandes

Edilsom Fernandes, the creator of an ayahuasca congregation in Brazil, was contacted in 2012 by an association that helps rehabilitate prisoners. The...

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

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...

Ayahuasca Spirits Are Special Because They Are Not Real

Many people report encountering spirits and other extraordinary entities under the effects of ayahuasca and similar psychedelic substances. But are these entities...

What Does Ayahuasca Have To Do with Ancestors and the Dead?

Ayahuasca is a powerful psychoactive brew that originates from the Amazon rainforest. The word comes from the Indigenous Quechua words huasca, meaning...

SHAMANISM AND SPIRITUALITY

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...

Jung in the Jungle: What the Brew Ayahuasca Taught Me About My Shadow

Last year, I went to the Amazon jungle in Peru to take part in a nine-day ayahuasca retreat at a well-known center called the...

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

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...

Psychedelic Communities, Social Justice, and Kinship in the Capitalocene

The task is to make kin in lines of inventive connection as a practice of learning to live and die well with...

Meet the Person Serving Ayahuasca to Inmates in Brazil: An Interview with Edilsom Fernandes

Edilsom Fernandes, the creator of an ayahuasca congregation in Brazil, was contacted in 2012 by an association that helps rehabilitate prisoners. The...

PREPARATION AND INTEGRATION

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...

Integrating Ayahuasca Experiences Requires an Integrated Approach

In 1980, I initiated my first contact with the famous Mazatec ethnic group that was popularized by R.G. Wasson and A. Hoffman in...

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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