Vaccine (noun): a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease. The ‘Herd Immunity’ / ‘Herd Mind’ and ‘Anti-Vax’ / ‘Pro-Safe Vax’ divide
The notion of a ‘second silent pandemic’ is already sweeping the nation as a growing mental health crisis looms large in the aftermath of COVID-19. As a result, underground healing rituals showing strength in psychoactive solutions are steadily on the rise. One such ceremony is that of Kambo. Containing a plethora of bioactive peptides, the
Wellness seekers across the West Coast go to extreme lengths to enhance their health. In search of this optimal state of being, diet trends like celery juice, intermittent fasting, and keto rise in the ranks of the latest trends. It seems like a new HIIT gym or Whole30 diet challenge is launching among co-workers and
Everyone is born with a body. A body that will—to the best of its abilities—help manifest the conscious human experience. Throughout time and history, human civilizations engaged in body modification practices as a vehicle for cultural, ceremonial and individual expression. Whether through fashion, makeup or personal aesthetic, people’s ability to control their outward presentation not only
The recent boom in interest surrounding ayahuasca and ayahuasca ceremonies has broadened the horizons of many to kambo — the traditional Amazonian medicine secreted by and collected from the giant leaf frog. Kambo is known to produce a variety of physical and mental cleansing effects in its users and boasts a plethora of reported applications
Frogs and toads provide more than just musical ambiance to an evening in the country or cute characters in books for children. These amphibious creatures’ life cycles require specialized survival mechanisms to ensure the proliferation of their wiggly progeny. The poisonous secretions of frogs and toads is of interest to psychedelic researchers and psychonauts alike.
The skin — the body’s largest organ — is often appreciated for its supple, hydrated or glowing surface: but underneath, the complex fibers and pathways have secrets that are yet to be fully understood. The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture seeks to harness the energetic pathways of the body for a less obstructed flow of