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Modernization of Sacred Plant Medicine Traditions: At What Cost?

By Jessika Lagarde Sacred psychedelic plant medicines are increasingly entering the Western mainstream, but is it cultural appropriation? From the ...
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Psychedelics, Religion, and the DEA’s Quest for Soul

By Gary Michael Smith Esq. Our regular legal contributor explains why the DEA denied the ayahuasca church Soul Quest's religious ...
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What Is Depth Psychology and How Does It Relate to Psychedelics?

By Simon Yugler Original Illustration by Martin Clarke “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and ...
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Dissociation as Medicine? Exploring Dissociation & Dissociative Psychedelics like Ketamine

By Rebecca Martinez How do you draw the line between a healthy escape and a dissociative disorder? And could dissociative ...
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Q & A with Keeno Ahmed-Jones: Dismantling the Echo Chamber of the Psychedelic Renaissance

By Sean Lawlor Keeno Ahmed-Jones shares her experience trying to instill anti-racism values at a major psychedelics institution, and how ...
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What Is Transpersonal Psychology and How Does It Relate to Psychedelics?

By Jasmine Virdi Defining transpersonal psychology, exploring its history, and examining how it relates to psychedelic experiences. Transpersonal psychology, the ...
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Book Review: Alexander Shulgin’s The Nature of Drugs

By Lex Pelger A review of The Nature of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact (Synergetic Press, 2021), a collection ...
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Psilocybin for Depression: A Q&A between Robin Carhart-Harris & a Psilocybin Study Participant

By Court Wing Leading psychedelic researcher, Robin Carhart-Harris, speaks with a participant in a psilocybin for depression trial on the ...
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Accountability & Transformative Justice in the Psychedelic Space: A Roadmap for Change

By Rebecca Martinez The psychedelic space has an abuse problem, but how do we resolve it? Community accountability and transformative ...
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Can Psychedelics Help Heal Moral Injury?

By Amanda J. Khan, PhD What is "moral injury" and how might psychedelics help? Moral injury refers to the biopsychosocial-spiritual ...
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Healing Trip Tales: One Vet’s Ibogaine & 5-MeO-DMT Experience for PTSD and TBI

By JL A former NAVY SEAL struggling with PTS and TBI is granted ibogaine and 5-MeO treatment in Mexico by ...
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What Is Sacred Reciprocity?

By Rebecca Martinez Defining sacred reciprocity, exploring the historical use of psychedelics, and establishing ways to give back to the ...
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Exploring Oregon’s Measure 110 and The Future of Drug Policy Reform

By Rebecca Martinez Taking a deep look at what Measure 110 did and didn’t do in Oregon, and speaking with ...
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Can Psychedelics Provide Relief for Autistic Individuals?

By Jasmine Virdi There is a growing community of neurodivergent and autistic folks using psychedelics, but how does it help ...
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Should Society Legalize Psychedelics? A Breakdown of the Intelligence Squared Debate

By Mike Alexander Rick Doblin and Bia Labate debated Jeffery Lieberman and Keven Sabet on whether or not psychedelics should ...
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Op-Ed: Re-evaluating the Results of the Recent Trial of Psilocybin vs Escitalopram for Depression

By Court Wing Taking a deep look at the trial’s Supplementary Appendix, the response from the psychedelic science community, and ...
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How To Talk With Your Kids About Psychedelics

By Rebecca Martinez A safe and sensitive way to speak with your children about psychedelics, explained. We are living through ...
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The “Equity Elephant”: Why Psychedelic Mutualism and Cooperatives are Crucial for an Accessible Future

By Colin Pugh Paradigm-shifting tools don't fit into paradigmatically static ways of doing things Psychedelics. Maybe you’ve heard. They’re having ...
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4 Ways to Help Destigmatize Psychedelic Therapy in the Black Community

By Robin Divine Many in the Black community are weary of psychedelic therapy because of stigma rooted in the racist ...
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Psychedelics and COVID

COVID-19 and Psychedelic Group Work: It’s Still Too Soon

By Joe Moore & Kyle Buller An open letter to the Psychedelics Today audience Dear Psychedelic Community, We know this ...
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Working with Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and Psychedelics: Everything You Need to Know

By Simon Yugler Understanding what Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is, and how it could compliment psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration ...
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9 Women of Color Creating A More Inclusive Psychedelic Movement

By Rebecca Martinez Nine women of color who are working hard to ensure their communities have access and representation in ...
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Psychedelic Capitalism and Other Myths: Is the Joke On Us?

By Simon Yugler Is psychedelic capitalism a myth? The week I am writing this, author and psychedelic philanthropist Tim Ferriss ...
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Group Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Practice and Promise of a New Frontier

By Sean Lawlor Could taking and integrating ketamine in groups make psychedelic therapy more accessible? As psychedelic-assisted therapy continues marching ...
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Online Psychedelic Community Options to Ride Out the Rest of Covid-19

By Michelle Janikian From virtual psychedelic integration circles to conferences, book clubs, and classes, we’ve rounded up the best of ...
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Religious Use of Psychedelics in the United States

Science has demonstrated that psychedelic compounds “can occasion mystical-type  experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance.” Scientific surveys ...
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The Farmer and The Cowman Should Be Friends: Why the Pharmaceutical Industry and Grassroots Reformists Should Join Forces

By Gary Michael Smith Esq. Our regular contributor on legal matters explains how the nascent psychedelic pharmaceutical industry and grassroots ...
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Comparing 18-MC vs. Ibogaine for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

By Jeff Kronenfeld Could 18-MC, a synthetic derivative of Ibogaine, make treatment safer without the psychedelic trip? With COVID-19 still ...
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The Plant Spirit Summit

Can psychedelics heal humanity’s global mental health crisis? If so, when will it be legal and accessible to all? Mental ...
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Light Years – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

We are hosting a panel discussion about the film Light Years. We will be joined by the filmmakers to have ...
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What do Alien Abduction and Psychedelic Experiences have in Common? Let Dr. John E. Mack’s Work Explain

By Michelle Janikian The story of the Harvard psychiatrist who wanted to believe – and ended up introducing the entire ...
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Uniform Model Law on Plants and Fungi Medicines: A Better Path to Reregulation

Uniform Model Law on Plants and Fungi Medicines: A Better Path to Reregulation

By Gary Michael Smith Esq. Wittingly or not, pharmaceutical companies are clearing the path to the next populist revolution in ...
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Psychedelic Guide Abuse: High-Control Group Dynamics and Complicity in the Perpetuation of Harm

By Michelle Anne Hobart, MA, SEC, AMFT If we do not face the issue of medicine guide abuse with as ...
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Middle East Science Diplomacy Focused on Psychedelics Could Generate Peace Dividends

By Thomas Buonomo In February 2020, Israel treated its first PTSD patients in Phase 3 trials with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. The ...
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Psychedelic Integration

Keys for Integrating Psychedelic Experiences

By Denis Dubouchet and Rosine Fiévet Working in psychotherapy with substances such as LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin in order to ...
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Recapping the Biggest Wins in Drug Laws and Policies in the 2020 U.S. Elections

By Sean Lawlor The 2020 U.S. election has brought several significant wins for proponents of drug policy. Presidential and pandemic ...
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Reexamining Cultural Beliefs Around Children and Psychedelics

By Jasmine Virdi For decades, the subject of children and psychedelics has been one of great contention. The mere thought ...
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The World of Claudio Naranjo

By Allan Badiner Claudio Naranjo was a Chilean-born shaman of Moorish, Spanish, and Jewish descent. He was also a psychotherapist, ...
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Therapeutic Approaches for Lasting Change in Psychedelic Therapy

Therapeutic Approaches for Lasting Change in Psychedelic Therapy

By Sean Lawlor The role of therapy in psychedelic therapy has been underexplored in mainstream articles that focus more on ...
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Indigenous Voices in Peyote Conservation: Preserving Medicine for Future Generations

By Jasmine Virdi Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small, spineless cactus endemic to North America, growing in the vast desert ...
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Does Salvia Divinorum Have Therapeutic Potential?

By Michelle Janikian Like many teens in the mid-2000s, I took a bong rip of Salvia divinorum extract in a ...
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What is Psychedelic Therapy? Common Trends, Practices, and Foundations in the Field

What is Psychedelic Therapy? Common Trends, Practices, and Foundations in the Field

By Sean Lawlor Now that millions of dollars are being invested in psychedelics and platforms ranging from Fox News to ...
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Selecting Music for Psychedelic Therapy

By Pierre Bouchard, LPC As a professional DJ and full-time psychotherapist offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions, I love selecting music for ...
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The Second Pandemic: Is Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy the Answer to the Mental Health Crisis Caused by COVID-19?

By Jeff Kronenfeld Mental health has become one of the central themes of 2020 thanks to COVID-19 and the resulting ...
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Not All Ayahuasca is Made Equal

By Jasmine Virdi As the use of ayahuasca becomes increasingly widespread, the Amazonian vine has extended its roots beyond the ...
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Black Lives Matter: A Note from our Team on a Matter of Oppression

Psychedelics Today stands in solidarity. As a media company at the forefront of many tough psychedelic conversations, we are looking ...
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Mystical Experience and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Insights from Guided-Imagery Therapy with Cancer Patients

By Jerry B. Brown and Julie M. Brown "There is something about the core of this experience that opens people ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Psychedelic Integration

By Jasmine Virdi Undoubtedly, psychedelics are valuable tools for self-understanding, transformation, and healing, enabling us to peer into our inner ...
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Musings Around Psychedelic Integration Therapy

By Debbie Kadagian, LCSW, HHC Throughout my twenties, I spent a lot of time wondering what the meaning of my ...
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Cannabis as a psychedelic drug

Psychedelic Cannabis: Using the Plant for Healing Trauma

When we think of psychedelics, we don’t often think of cannabis. But in an era when people are turning to ...
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Bipolar and Psychedelics: An Investigation into the Potential and Risks

Is there more to this issue than the community would make us think? By Michelle JanikianFor decades the consensus of ...
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Stanislav Grof’s new Training program

Some interesting developments today in the world of Holotropic Breathwork & Dr. Stanislav Grof. Stan and his wife Brigitte issued ...
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Kilindi Iyi

Remembering Kilindi Iyi

By Joe Moore In 2014 I became aware of a gentleman named Kilindi Iyi in Detroit, Michigan. He was doing ...
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Psychedelics in Recovery

Psychedelics in Addiction Recovery: Taking a Deep Look at “Sober” Communities that Use Psychedelics

By Michelle Janikian The recovery community is huge and diverse, but the thing most members of AA and NA subscribe ...
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How to Become a Psychedelic Therapist: From Clinical Trials to Integration Therapy and Everything in Between

By Michelle Janikian More people than ever are curious to try psychedelics for mental health and personal growth. But even ...
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Should Breakthrough Psychedelic Research Make Us Question Our Assumptions About Mental Illness?

By Jonathan Dinsmore Since the lifting of the irrational 30-year ban on psychedelic research around the turn of the millennium, ...
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Psychedelic Exceptionalism and Reframing Drug Narratives: An Interview with Dr. Carl Hart

By Sean Lawlor Dr. Carl Hart is neuropsychopharmacologist and Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Psychology. His research, which focuses ...
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Psychedelics and the Default Mode Network

by Jasmine Virdi Modern neuroscience has demonstrated that psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, as ...
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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze: The Impact of Climate Change, Development, and Psychonauts on the Sonoran Desert Toad

By Jeff Kronenfeld Sonoran Desert toads emerge from earthly tombs every year after the late summer monsoons roll in, which ...
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Psychedelics in Your Neighborhood

By Zoe Moynihan The psychedelic revolution is upon us. After receiving an FDA “Breakthrough Therapy” designation for psilocybin (a hallucinogenic ...
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Taking a Deep Look at Psilocybin for Depression Research

By Michelle Janikian Psilocybin for depression is becoming a major avenue of clinical research. The Usona Institute out of Madison, ...
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John Cobb - Part 4

John B. Cobb – Whitehead and Psychedelics – Part 4

This is the fourth and final blog of a podcast recorded in John Cobb's apartment in Claremont, California. This was ...
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John B. Cobb – Whitehead and Psychedelics – Part 3

This is part three in a four-part series recorded in John Cobb's apartment in Claremont, California. This was recorded during ...
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John Cobb - Part 2

John B. Cobb – Whitehead and Psychedelics – Part 2

This is part two in a four-part series recorded in John Cobb's apartment in Claremont, California. This was recorded during ...
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John B. Cobb – Whitehead and Psychedelics – Part 1

This is part one in a four-part series. Kyle, Joe and Johanna Hilla were able to spend time recording with ...
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What’s the Psychedelic Community Talking About? Three Main Takeaways from the 2019 Horizon’s Conference

By Michelle Janikian In the heart of Manhattan’s busy Greenwich Village, the Horizon’s Conference: Perspectives on Psychedelics, graced the Cooper ...
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Confronting Alcohol Dependence and Depression with Microdosing — One Woman’s Quest for Healing

By Jason Schwab After years of seeking refuge at the bottom of a bottle, Karen Shaw’s experimentation with psilocybin yielded ...
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Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Says Psychedelic Disobedience Can Address the Climate Crisis

By Patrick Smith Extinction Rebellion has become the most well-known climate justice movement in history. With over 100,000 members and ...
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Naropa University

Naropa is doing DMT Research. You can contribute!!

Psychedelics Today is sharing this research project from Naropa in hopes that some with adequate experience may contribute! Below is ...
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Ayahuasca – The Science of the Vine

By Xavier Francuski Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea traditionally used by indigenous communities of the Amazon rainforest for its powerful ...
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Interview with Leading DMT Researcher Dr. Jimo BorjiginChavez]

By John Chavez Originally published here. These are the people who toil away in obscurity for years doing the hard ...
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A statement regarding the misinterpretation and misrepresentation of the study of 5-MeO-DMT

By Malin Vedøy Uthaug A single inhalation of vapor from dried toad secretion containing5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in a naturalistic setting is ...
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Call-to-Action for Ethical Space-Holding

By Michelle Anne Hobart, MA, SEC, AMFT With the resurgence of psychedelics and the important research into the many therapeutic ...
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Sean McAllister speaking about the successful mushroom decriminalization initiative in Denver

On May 8th, the city of Denver, Colorado voted yes on I-301, which decriminalizes the possession and use of psilocybin-containing ...
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The Future of Medical Ibogaine

Ibogaine is a psychedelic chemical found in the West African shrub Iboga. Bizarre in chemical structure and psychoactive properties, the ...
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Elizabeth Gibson Integration

Psychedelic Integration: The Importance of Community and a Daily Practice

This interview was transcribed from our Navigating Psychedelics: Lessons on Self-Care & Integration master class with Elizabeth Gibson of Dreamshadow ...
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A Brief History of Psychedelics in the Western World

This is an edited transcript from a podcast that was recorded live in Bolten Valley, Vermont for a MAPS Psychedelic ...
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Statement on MycoMeditations

Psychedelics Today has withdrawn support and endorsement for MycoMeditations, a legal psychedelic retreat company located in Jamaica. We have been ...
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The Ethical and Ecological Considerations of Inhaling Bufotoxins from Incilius Alvarius

by Malin Vedøy Uthaug The consumption of 5-MeO-DMT by inhaling bufotoxins from the Colorado River toad (lat. Incilius Alvarius), also ...
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Rapid Depression Remission and the “Therapeutic Bends” with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

By Dr. Jessica Katzman For the first time in nearly three decades, novel classes of medication are being offered to ...
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So, You Want To Find a Psychedelic Guide?

Psychedelic science and research has been getting a lot of mainstream media attention over the years and for good reason ...
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Navigating Your Way Through the Psychedelic Field: How to Get Involved

Psychedelics: A Re-Emerging Field As psychedelic research re-emerges from its dark ages, the world is beginning to learn about their ...
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Why is Psilocin Orally Active?

By Faan Rossouw Originally published here.   This is the third article in a series on psychedelic chemistry, and the ...
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The Art of Appetizing Aromatics: Part 2 of Psychedelic Chemistry

By Faan Rossouw Originally published here.   This is the second article in a series on psychedelic chemistry. In the ...
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An Intro to Tryptamine Chemistry

An Introduction to Psychedelic Tryptamine Chemistry

By Faan Rossouw Originally published here. The ensuing series of articles are intended for the general reader that, like myself, ...
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Ibogaine Treatment: A Psychedelic Answer to Opiate and Heroin Addiction

By Aeden Smith-Ahearn The use of heroin and abuse of opiate pain-relievers has reached an all-time high in the USA ...
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Tips on Creating Your Own Psychedelic Group

As psychedelic research progresses, people are starting to feel more comfortable talking about their life-changing experiences with psychedelic substances and ...
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Ibogaine Ceremony

For the Use of Entheogens – Ibogaine

By David Stetson How can we use our mind, intellect, or heart to diffuse or address the origin of our ...
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Psychedelic Therapy with MDMA

MDMA – Confessions of an Underground MDMA Therapist

"Can I use my mind as a tool to help me open a closed heart?" We talked to a 79-year-old ...
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Interview with Natalie Ginsberg: Global Psychedelic Policy and Advocacy

"Through my lens, so many problems in this world are driven by people acting from a reactionary place of fear ...
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Interview with Brian Normand: Psymposia Magazine and How to Get Involved

Kyle and Joe chatted with Brian Normand, Co-Founder of Psymposia, about the development of Psymposia and the online magazine that ...
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