One of the lessons that could be drawn from the story of mid-twentieth-century psychedelic history is that the psychedelic experience is not a given. It is always crucially shaped by the set and setting of the culture and the society in which it is embedded.
Psychedelic industry conferences have been overwhelmingly white and male, reflecting deeper issues within a psychedelic field that is male-dominated, increasingly corporatized, and white supremacist.
A conversation with Burning Man historian Caveat Magister about the festival’s uneasy but remarkable transition into virtuality, and what got lost along the way.
By eliciting the first serious response from a prohibitionist, Decriminalize Nature DC has taught the drug reform community an important lesson about the opposition. But will the movement seize the opportunity?
Many drink ayahuasca to have visions, to pursue enlightenment, and to find themselves. But to traditional Amazonian shamans these are genuinely foreign concepts.
Turns out the last thing I need is music that recalls the days of stadiums and dance clubs. I want the sound of now so I can figure out what the hell NOW is. I don’t want entertainment. I need medicine.
An intimate look at a ketamine meditation that melts in your mouth, then in your mind.
New evidence suggests that the combination of cannabis and frankincense was used to create visionary states among the early Israelites. The findings also offer clues to the rise of monotheism and the banishment of female deities from the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Many are saying that the Ayahuasca experience is a gift from spirit to humanity. But what is the hidden cost of your plant medicine cup?