Opinion

Leo Zeff and the Non-Directive Style of Being a Psychedelic Guide

Zeff, the grandfather of today’s guides, was adamant that traditional psychotherapeutic techniques do not work in a psychedelic session.

Downloads from the Modern Dawn of Psychedelics

Humanity may be on the brink of a “fourth path for psychedelics,” to amp up our nerdiest states for creative breakthroughs in science, technology, design, and leadership.

On the Toad Road (Part 2)

The author continues his investigation of the sustainability and collection of Bufo alvarius toads by Mexico’s indigenous Seri people for the harvesting of 5-MeO-DMT.

The Cognitive Dissonance of Drug Censorship on Social Media

The author’s popular Instagram account was permanently deplatformed, presumably for sharing information about psychedelics.

On the Toad Road

The author visits the Sonoran Desert to investigate the sustainability and collection of Bufo alvarius toads by Mexico’s indigenous Seri people for the harvesting of 5-MeO-DMT.

Bringing Psychedelic Healing to Queer and Trans Communities

Despite the victories of the LGBTQIA+ community in recent decades, the need for trauma-informed healing is increasingly urgent, as people grapple with internalized stigma, chronic oppression, homophobia, and rejection.

Reforming Psychedelic Policy for 450 Million Europeans

The Secretary General of PsychedelicsEUROPE discusses the founding of the initiative, policy changes in Europe, and how to get action inside a Byzantine system.

The Evolving Landscape of Digital Psychedelic Therapeutics

How are new technologies affecting ketamine-assisted therapy, and what new tech is on the horizon? 

If the Ayahuasca Honeymoon Is Over, What Comes Next?

As time passes, some people fall out of love with ayahuasca, but that doesn’t negate its transformational potential.

“What Just Happened?” Processing the Closing Protest at Psychedelic Science

Two members of the Psychedelic Bar Association, Ariel Clark and Roman Haferd, believe that the protest at the closing of the Psychedelic Science conference is an opportunity to help build deeper empathy and trust.