Introduction to Cognitive Enhancement, Microdosing, and Nootropics

By Contributing Author: Kevin Garcia To preface, I’d like to talk a bit about the lack of clinical interest in cognitive enhancement. The primary argument against substances like nootropics and psychedelics is that they are not yet FDA approved nor considered safe and effective by FDA standards. Regarding microdosed psychedelics, they cannot be patented, therefore […]

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An End to the Opioid Epidemic? New Study Suggests Ibogaine Treatment Could Be a Game Changer

Ibogaine is a naturally-occurring psychoactive compound frequently extracted from the root bark of Tabernanthe iboga, the plant source of ibogaine, which has its origins in the Bwiti cult of Gabon, a Central African religious group (1). In Gabon, the government has declared iboga as “a national treasure,” but in the U.S., ibogaine is listed as […]

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Healing With Tobacco: Rapé Tribal Snuff

  The following article is a guest post by author Travis Bodick of SoulRemedy.org.  Psychedelic Times does not recommend that people experiment with insufflating plant matter on their own, which could be dangerous.  Please seek out an experienced rapé practitioner if you are interested in working with these plant medicines.   Tobacco is a very misunderstood […]

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Life Coaching and Death Coaching: Comedian Myq Kaplan on the Benefits of Ayahuasca

  For someone whose comedy isn’t overtly psychedelic, stand-up comic Myq Kaplan has a surprising amount of experience with the use of ayahuasca for self-healing and spiritual growth. Numerous medicine ceremonies have left him with some valuable methods of dealing with day-to-day life, as well as potent insights on what may happen to consciousness when […]

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