Denisa started to obsess over her weight after a few stressful events when she was sixteen—her closest friends started to isolate her, and a few people whose opinion she valued told her she was fat. In her head, the two events were connected; she reasoned that her friends must have ditched her because she was […]
Why Psychedelic Therapy?
Psychotherapists and recovery specialists are harnessing the transcendent power of psychedelics to treat mood disorders, substance addiction, and much more.
When you think about the sixties, LSD, and California, the first thing that often comes to mind is a culture of revolution, excess, and even reckless hedonism. What many do not know is that, amidst this chaotic and transformative time, a small group of doctors and psychologists were quietly practicing psychedelic therapy and uncovering the […]
Approaching ayahuasca for the first time can be a daunting task. While anecdotal accounts and emerging scientific studies abound about its incredible healing properties, there are also many cautionary tales out there when it comes to disingenuous shamans and questionable healing centers. Beyond that, a truly conscientious seeker will be aware of the impact that […]
After his first trip to the Amazon in 2007, Matthew Watherson founded the Temple of the Way of Light as an ayahuasca healing and retreat center, and since then he has dedicated his life to learning and sharing the gifts of this immensely powerful plant medicine. To truly understand ayahuasca takes a multifaceted approach that […]
Sometimes when you enter the heart of darkness, it turns out to be a heart of light and a whole new world opens up to you. And then, in the heart of light, darkness reappears and the cycle continues ever onward. Matthew Watherston is the founder of the Temple of the Way of Light, an […]
I’ve gone through bouts of situational depression since I was a teenager. I’m lucky to have never been diagnosed with chronic depression (when you have more bad days than good for at least two years), but I’ve had periods of weeks, sometimes months, when the critical, cycling thoughts known as rumination take over and sap […]