The “QAnon Shaman,” who offered to testify against Trump at this week’s impeachment hearings, fancies himself a shamanic trickster. But shamanic authorities and practitioners like Dennis McKenna see him as a huckster and a clown.
Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin hosts Colombian shaman Don Fernando for a discussion at UC Berkeley on the explosion of traditional plant medicines into Western society, and concerns around the inclusion of indigenous voices.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads through the Amazon basin, indigenous communities are at risk of losing older generations who are the repositories of knowledge for traditional spiritual and medicinal practices.
The Native American Church and Decriminalize Nature issued opposing positions regarding the decriminalization of peyote. What is the path forward?
Scientists may be closer to understanding what happens in the brain when we experience ego loss.
The paper proposes a framework for classifying and analyzing strange sensory phenomena induced by psychedelics.
Emily Sinclair, an anthropologist based in Iquitos, shares how the hub for ayahuasca is being affected by Covid-19, and what’s being done to help, in this exclusive video interview.
Participants described entities they saw on DMT in different ways, revealing a larger variety of encounters that haven’t been “adequately defined or described,” according to the paper’s lead researcher.