The belladonna plant has a rich history as a medicine, poison, and traditional herb in witchcraft. This guide tells you all about this “deadly shadeshade.”
The Christmas tree is not just pagan, it may be a fundamental symbol of the enduring spirit of human life. Enter the Yggdrasil tree. How Far Do Those Branches Stretch Back Christmas trees decorate so many of our public and private spaces at this time of year. But the many rituals, big and small, which […]
In the literature on South American indigenous and mestizo curanderismo, particularly in relation to ayahuasca, I found that harmful attacks by malevolent practitioners using invisible “darts” are widely reported. Perhaps as many as 50 percent of illnesses are said to be caused by such sorcery.
Self-proclaimed multi-drug user Dr. Ingrid Walker’s new book “High: Drugs, Desire & A Nation of Drug Users” is a comprehensive look at the soul of American drug use in its joys and hypocrisy, and how the war on drugs has stigmatized our view of different substances. In this interview, Gabriel Roberts and Ingrid discuss the war on drugs, the benefits and pitfalls of our present national policy and how we might see a better approach to drugs, moving forward.