An Introduction to Shamans of the Global Village

  Shamans of the Global Village is an independently produced web documentary series focusing on indigenous psychoactive medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. The following is a conversation between the show’s director, artist & filmmaker Niles Heckman, and host and writer Rak Razam. The two created the show together in 2015 and the pilot episode […]

New UK Study Treats Alcoholism with MDMA Therapy

  The world’s first scientific study into the efficacy of treating alcoholism with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is set to begin later this year at Imperial College London. Once known mostly as a party drug, MDMA’s therapeutic benefits are now taking center stage as multiple studies are showing that it is incredibly potent at leading people out […]

Congress Wants More Power To Ban Drugs—Kratom Could Be Next

The Controlled Substances Act of 1971 might be getting a facelift—and the outcome is not looking good for kratom and psychedelic advocates. Meet the SITSA Act, or Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, introduced to Congress last month by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley. According to the American Kratom […]

Burning Man and Ayahuasca: Interview with Random Rab

In the 60’s and 70’s it was Orange Sunshine LSD and rock concerts. Youth all over America were having their worldviews expanded and their realities exploded by tuning in, turning on, and dropping out with thousands of others at Woodstock, Grateful Dead shows, and love-ins. In today’s modern psychedelic renaissance, things are different but the […]

Rethinking Substance Use: 5 Truths that Will Blow Your Mind

  As the immense failure and true origins of the war on drugs become more apparent, it’s time to rethink all that we know about mind-altering substances. With prescription painkillers being a driving force behind the deadly opioid epidemic, and marijuana and psychedelics being recognized for their benefits and healing potential, we have entered a […]