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A Guide to Pharmahuasca

“Don’t worry, everything is going to be ok,” an entity told Rob, host of the psychedelic culture YouTube channel Adeptus Psychonautica, shortly after he drank pharmahuasca for the first time. He was laying flat on his back in bed — and yet, he simultaneously occupied what he can only describe as a “divine realm” that …

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The Nutritional Value of Pleasure

The Nutritional Value of Pleasure

Our pleasure is serious business. In this essay, we look at the nutritional value of pleasure, recreation, and how that applies to recreational drug use.

Ayahuasca Retreats 101: Everything You Need to Know About Retreat Centers

Ayahuasca Retreats 101: Everything You Need to Know About Retreat Centers

Ayahuasca has been known to be a powerful medicinal substance for millennia. However, until recently, it was only found in the jungle. Word of its deeply healing and cleansing properties has begun to spread across the world as many modern, Western individuals are seeking spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. More ayahuasca retreat centers are emerging …

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Honoring the Crone

To age is to understand that you are responsible for gathering gifts and collecting timeless wisdom that you will later share. Only when you are able to stand grounded in your value and speak it will you be prepared to carry the next young woman upon your shoulders.


Chasing Demons In The Night

As ayahuasca ceremonies go, it is one of the stranger ones, a night of ferocity, shrieking, madness, gallons of water splashed all over the place, exhausted helpers having performed yeoman’s duty, the rest of us relieved when Yuri’s screams have subsided and the storm around him has died down.

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Facing the Fear of Death

Engaging with worldviews beyond our own is one way of confronting death in order to transform our fear of it. Other people have faced their fear of death and shifted it to life-affirming values through their direct personal experience, their spiritual beliefs and practices, and their philosophy of life.

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Masonic Templary III: The Contents of the Cup

Soma’s identification has eluded scholars for centuries. It is spoken of in the Vedas as a plant, a libation, a drug, a bull, and even a deity. Soma is not unlike the fruit of the tree of life in Judeo-Christian lore or the legendary amrita or food of the Greek gods.


DMT and the Bible: An Interview with Rick Strassman

I was 20 years old one summer day in 1972, watching the sun set from my dorm room, when I vowed to do psychedelic drug research. I knew then that I would use psychopharmacology, Buddhism, and psychoanalytic models in my approach to explicating and utilizing the psychedelic drug effect. But the results of my DMT studies, the goal of nearly 25 years of preparation, study, training, research, and practice showed me that those models were inadequate for fully encompassing the DMT state.