The Medicine is the Teacher: Dennis McKenna on Ayahuasca, Shamanism, and Psychotherapy

  As the West’s love affair with ayahuasca continues to expand, many big questions remain unanswered. Despite all of our scientific progress, or perhaps because of it, we still do not fully understand how ayahuasca works in all its intricacies, nor do we even know how to properly study it. Even beyond understanding ayahuasca’s pharmacology […]

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Underground Ayahuasca: Discussing Pitfalls and Therapeutic Potential with Dr. Rachel Harris

Both underground ayahuasca use and legitimate ayahuasca research face many challenges in North America today, and not just because of the brew’s illegality. Would-be psychonauts who choose to take ayahuasca in the US face the challenges of finding a legitimate source and self-managing an extremely intense psychological experience often without any therapeutic support. Scientists hoping […]

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