The Systemic Culture Problems of the Psychedelics Industry

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.

Can Burning Man be Replicated Virtually?

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.

The Psychedelic Election is an Internet Addiction

Trump is a millennial social media addict on Adderall in the broken baby oaf body of a creepy narcissistic Dad. I hope Boomer Biden finds a millennial who can help him with this digital cold war.

Does the Failure of Prohibition Mean that We Succeed?

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?

Are You Drinking Ayahuasca For the Wrong Reason?

Many drink ayahuasca to have visions, to pursue enlightenment, and to find themselves. But to traditional Amazonian shamans these are genuinely foreign concepts.

Tomorrow Could Feel Like a Hundred Years Later; Music for Now

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.

How Ketamine Helps Me to Chase the Muse and Transcend the Blues

An intimate look at a ketamine meditation that melts in your mouth, then in your mind.

Drugs, the Israelites and the Emergence of Patriarchy

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.

The Bitter Side of Ayahuasca

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?

What Isn’t Psychedelic (and Contemplations on the Nature of What IS)?

Keanu Reeves is psychedelic, Ethan Hawke is not. Laura Dern is psychedelic, Drew Barrymore is not. Taylor Swift is psychedelic, Lady Gaga is definitely not.