Psychedelic Industry 101: How to Get Involved

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The psychedelic industry stretches beyond clinical trials and individual experimentation with drugs. Hence, there is an entire industry booming with new technology, education, and information. As such, the industry has expanded into a broad range of categories, subsequently creating many new opportunities for people to get involved. From conducting or participating in scientific research to creating a psychedelic brand, the industry is ripe for expansion. Accordingly, we’ve done the research and covered valuable topics for you to consider before diving in. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Reasons to Get Involved—Discover the many reasons why the industry is enticing so many professionals and newcomers alike.
  • Attending Psychedelic Events—Grow your network and expand your knowledge at an educational or interactive event. 
  • The Psychedelic Market—Explore the various industry verticals that are taking a psychedelic approach.
  • Jobs to Consider—Learn about the detailed positions available in multiple fields of interest.
  • Volunteering—Find out how and where to volunteer to gain insight and make an impact.

Reasons to Get Involved

There are many reasons people choose to work in the psychedelic industry. Knowing which one is right for you is the first step. Thus, identifying your reasons for getting involved with this burgeoning new industry can illuminate many opportunities for you to choose from.

Psychedelic Expansion

There has been a significant shift in the mindset around psychedelic use. For example, acclaimed neuroscientist Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe has spent her medical career focusing on the use of cannabis in place of opioids. Her research shows how cannabis can replace opioids for pain management. There is potential for major scientific breakthroughs with cannabis, especially with legalization and decriminalization ramping up globally. Consequently, officials are reevaluating previously held beliefs about other drugs and their potential therapeutic benefits. In addition, medical research will strengthen the argument for more evidence-based uses of psychedelics as medicine.

In 2019, two major U.S. cities—Denver, CO and Oakland, CA—decriminalized the possession and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms. Equally important, clinical trials are taking place with ketamine, MDMA, and ayahuasca to study therapeutic benefits. New users are experimenting with microdosing psychedelics for the first time. Consequently, the stigma around psychedelics is decreasing as more and more people are seeing the benefits of psychedelic medicine. 

Pioneering a New Industry

Whether you are a cannabis crusader or an experienced psychonaut, entering a new space can be rewarding. Also, it can be a launchpad to a new career path. You can begin by volunteering in your chosen area to gain a deeper understanding of how far it has come and where it’s heading. In addition, develop an area of expertise and hone your skills in this area. As new professionals enter the space, you will have a leg up on the competition, providing more opportunities. This can lead, for example, to a position in education, where you could end up speaking as an expert on a particular subject matter at events and seminars.

Attend Psychedelic Events

Attending conferences, events, and seminars is a simple way to expand your network. It’s a way to meet new people you’d like to work with or learn from. In addition, organized gatherings provide places to find inspiration for your endeavors. Think of these events as an educational tool for adding new information to your toolkit. Moreover, you can find a few workshops that will align with your ideals as well.

Delic Corp (the same people who own and operate Reality Sandwich) is hosting a psychedelic wellness summit called Meet Delic in Los Angeles, CA, in May 2021. According to the site, “Delic is the first-ever psychedelic wellness brand dedicated to public education and to destigmatizing the psychedelic conversation for a mainstream audience. Delic builds creative platforms to have civil discourse about psychedelic culture.”

Meet Delic will host appearances by scientists, researchers, educators, authors, and medical professionals who are experts in their fields. The two-day event will feature an Art Dome with interactive experiences and music. In addition, the Tech Dome will allow guests to have a virtual psychedelic experience and explore sensory shift technology, and the Networking Dome will be a space to learn about starting a psychedelic business.

The Psychedelic Industry

The psychedelic market includes typical sectors such as therapy and clinical trials, in addition to investment, volunteering, publishing, or creating your own start-up. With so many categories, there is something for everyone that wants to get involved. 

Therapy

Perhaps you’ve had a valuable psychedelic experience that shifted your perspective, and you want to become a trained psychedelic therapist to help others on their journeys. Trained professionals can provide a sense of safety and comfort for first-time users of psychedelic medicine. Having a dedicated safe space can allow patients to fully immerse themselves in the experience. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) offers an MDMA Therapy Training Program which, according to their website, includes “curriculum based on decades of clinical experience.”

If you are interested in trying psychedelic therapy for yourself, there are many options available. The California Center for Psychedelic Therapy offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. To work with psilocybin mushrooms, you can train with COMPASS Pathways to become a therapist or apply for sessions. The center uses a synthetic form of psilocybin, called COMP 360, which, according to their website, was “created by experts in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and psychedelic therapy research, and approved by the FDA”.

Research 

The Beckley Foundation is located in Oxford, UK, and its focus is twofold. According to their website, their primary aims are: 

  1. To scientifically investigate the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and consciousness in order to harness their potential benefits and minimize their potential harms; learn more about consciousness and brain function; and discover and explore new avenues for the treatment of illnesses.
  2. To achieve evidence-based changes in global drug policies in order to reduce the harms brought about by the unintended negative consequences of current drug policies; and develop improved policies based on health, harm reduction, cost-effectiveness, and human rights.

Their scientific program directs research to include clinical trials on substances such as cannabis, MDMA, LSDA, psilocybin, DMT, and 5-MeO-DMT. The purpose of this research is to better understand how these substances impact the brain, as well as to explore the idea of consciousness itself. 

Psychedelics have been the subject of many studies. Much of this information is available to the public online. A plethora of research papers on topics such as treating alcoholism with LSD, and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy are available through multiple data bases including National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Atai Life Science. If you are intrigued by science and want to learn how psychedelics may help you, enrolling in a clinical trial is a potential next step.

Clinical Trials

One way to learn more about the organizations performing research is to sign up for a clinical trial. During a clinical trial, researchers will administer specific doses of psychedelics first to animals, and then to humans. There are multiple phases of research. The purpose of clinical trials is to ensure the safety of the drug through evidence-based research. 

Many organizations are performing clinical trials. By getting involved, you will learn more about the substances being studied and the organizations studying them. For example, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Psychedelics & Consciousness Research is studying many types of behavior and brain function with the use of psilocybin. 

Treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and addiction are only a few of the conditions being studied. To learn more about how clinical trials work, visit clinicaltrials.gov. This site details the many types of psychedelics being researched, and explains how to enroll or volunteer within organizations conducting the clinical trials.

Investing

For those looking to invest money into the field of psychedelics, the Canadian stock market is a good place to start. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is anticipating early-stage investment for psychedelic mushroom companies. One report suggests a $7 billion value by 2027. Richard Carlton, CEO of the CSE, has held conversations with investors and companies alike who are already interested in the investment space.

Champignon Brands is a company on the CSE. They currently focus on organic, non-GMO medicinal mushroom blends. These include reishi, lion’s mane, and Cordyceps. They will be creating a synthesized form of psilocybin within the first three months of laboratory testing. Their aim is to create pharmaceutical-grade psilocybin for clinical use.

If there is a particular study or research project you find intriguing, most organizations are happy to take direct investment. Donations support their staff and the cost of clinical trials. 

Merchandise

For those attracted to the culture surrounding psychedelics, there are many options for creating new brands, art, and merchandise that support psychedelic consciousness. Alternative Intelligence is one example of an apparel company that uses psychedelic artwork. They offer hats and clothing featuring elements like sacred geometry and otherworldly beings. 

Explore brands that are doing what you like and get inspired to create your own. Search for psychedelic wellness products, merchandise, record labels, homewares, and more. Be careful to ensure that any endeavor you take on is legal where you live, as well as where you intend to sell or promote.

Speaking of psychedelic shops, Reality Sandwich just launched its very own online store featuring psychedelic clothing and accessories. The same tasty makers of delicious doses of information are now providing psychedelic wares to uplift your fashion journey.

Publishing 

If you have information to share with the world, there are many ways to get your message out there. Reach out to podcast hosts that feature psychedelic enthusiasts, and talk about your personal experiences. 

Start a blog and write about your psychedelic journeys. Launch a YouTube channel and interview persons with interesting perspectives on out-of-body experiences, spirituality, or psychedelics. The topics are endless.

Cannabis Content Writer

Many publications are shifting their focus to highlight cannabis education and information sharing. Popular sites include Ganjapreneur, Dope Magazine, Northwest Leaf, High Times, Broccoli, and MG Retailer. Cannabis companies seek out talented writers to develop their brand voice and manage their content marketing. You might also reach out to cannabis companies via their social media channels and inquire about writing captions for Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter profiles.

Ketamine Content Writer

With so many clinics popping up across the US, there is an increased demand for research writers to document the progress with patients. Additionally, many medical facilities host blogs on their website that could benefit from updated ketamine content. Research clinics in your area and reach out to them to inquire about open positions. They may not even know they needed this type of content until you offer it to them.

General Psychedelic Content Writer

There is always room for more writers on the subject of psychedelics. A personal point of view is valuable for those who are about to embark on their first psychedelic journey. Accordingly, reviews of products and services are needed to highlight quality providers. Promoting positive experiences with ceremonies, clinics, and circles will help others find them. So use your voice to elevate the communities that are working hard to promote the safe use of psychedelics.

In addition, if you would like to have your work published on our site, sign up for the Reality Sandwich Contributor Network for an opportunity to write on various topics of psychedelic interest.

Create a Start-Up

Is there an idea you haven’t seen come to life yet? Create your own business and help expand the psychedelic industry further. First, begin by writing down your ideas to create a business plan. Then determine what you are planning to provide. If it is a service, include all of the relevant offerings and create a pricing model. If it’s a product, source the materials you’ll need and make a prototype. Reach out to like-minded individuals who may be partners to you on your journey.

Join a Community

There are several unique psychedelic communities where you can meet other people with similar interests. For example, Meow Wolf is an art collective that provides an immersive art experience. It is a psychedelic playground for all ages, with music, videos, and visually enthralling art all around you. It’s a place to play and explore new art and ideas. Additionally, an integration circles is a place to develop community. It’s a safe space to talk about a recent psychedelic experience or prepare for an upcoming one. If you’ve had a challenging trip, it’s a place to talk through it. Psychedelia Integration is an L.A.-based integration circle that “aims to provide accurate information about mindful and safe preparation, engagement, and integration of entheogenic experiences,” according to their website.

Jobs to Consider

There are many jobs that you may never have considered in the psychedelic industry. For example, did you know you can get paid to roll joints and deliver cannabis? Read on to learn more.

Cannabis

Cannabis legalization is sweeping the United States, creating thousands of jobs related to growing, manufacturing, and selling of cannabis and cannabis-infused goods. A mix of medical and adult-use recreational cannabis products are sold in over 40 states, with sales expected to surpass $15 billion in 2020. Canada and Uruguay have fully legalized cannabis within the medical and adult-use markets. Worldwide, 44 countries have legalized medical marijuana programs. There are plenty of ways to search for cannabis jobs near you. 420 Careers is a site that focuses solely on cannabis employers and job seekers. In addition, traditional platforms such as LinkedIn and Indeed feature cannabis-specific jobs in states with legal programs.

Cultivation and Harvest

Large-scale cannabis production requires skilled farmers with knowledge of the unique nature of the cannabis plant and the growing cycle. Typically, such a farm will have a master grower with assistants that are responsible for monitoring the light conditions, moisture levels, pH balance, and soil conditions of various strains of plants. Additional team members are required during harvest to oversee the bucking, hanging, drying, curing, and trimming of all finished flowers.

Manufacturing and Production

There are many categories of cannabis products, with sub-categories within. For example, there are smoekable products that include hand-rolled joints, hash extracts, and vaporizer pens. Also, there are edible products that can include anything from gummies and hard candy to baked goods and infused cooking oils. Capsules, sublingual medicines, and tinctures provide discreet consumption. In addition, there are topical products that take the form of balms, lotions, and transdermal patches. 

Each of these products begins with the raw plant. Then, depending on the desired result, the plant material will go through various methods of extraction and infusion. Manufacturers highly regulate this type of production. They perform it in laboratories and commercial kitchens certified as safe for cannabis production. Consequently, this manufacturing creates dozens of job roles such as extraction techs, chefs, packaging teams, and inventory specialists.

Sales and Distribution

Cannabis products containing THC may not ship via mail. Therefore, there is distribution which requires people in delivery vehicles to make daily drops to dispensaries and retail locations. Additionally, full-service sales and in-house distribution are common for many cannabis companies, creating more job opportunities for motivated individuals.

Retail stores employ “budtenders” to help educate customers as they navigate a cannabis purchase. Position requirements include passion and enthusiasm for plant medicine, knowledge of various types of cannabis and known effects, and excellent customer service skills.

Compliance

Each state in the US has its own governing body that oversees cannabis regulation. Their job of these organizations is to define the laws regarding cannabis movement from seed to sale. Rules and regulations are ever-changing in this nascent industry, and a misstep in compliance could lead to termination of cannabis licensure. Therefore, a compliance specialist focuses on ensuring company compliance, including security, inventory tracking, and employee adherence to standard operating procedures.

Ketamine

Ketamine is legally available to veterinarians and medical doctors. It is a medication used most commonly as an anesthetic. It can put a patient into a state of sedation and provide pain relief. However, it has been discovered that ketamine may also provide other benefits, and ketamine clinics are being used for treatment and research.

Clinics

Ketamine clinics are becoming increasingly popular. Ketamine infusion for depression is common. For this reason, many clinics are hiring nurse practitioners to administer the medicine intravenously. Physician’s assistants, RNs, and PRNs may also find work in ketamine clinics.

Choosing a clinic can be difficult, and thorough research on the doctors, facility, and location should be done beforehand. Look for clinics with several testimonials from past clients to ensure it is a reputable place. Also, read about the procedure and talk to the clinic staff before applying.

Chemistry and Laboratories

The scientific community needs forward-thinking and innovative scientists and researchers to support the movement. Famous pioneers from the past include Alexander Shulgin, dubbed the “godfather of psychedelics” for his breakthrough studies on MDMA and various other chemical psychedelics. Shulgin was a well-versed chemist, pharmacologist, and psychopharmacologist, and authored several pieces of work on his psychedelic studies. 

Shulgin spent his life advocating for the safe use of psychedelics, and continued to educate on his experiments synthesizing and testing the effects of psychoactive drugs. He died at the age of 88 in 2014. 

Two other famous psychologists who made their mark on the industry were Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, later known as Ram Dass. They met while attending Harvard, and began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind by founding the Harvard Psilocybin Project. 

While there are no psychedelics undergraduate programs yet, there are several degrees that will prepare a student for the study of psychedelics in a laboratory setting. For example, organic chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, neuroscience, and various routes as a medical doctor will all lend a hand on your journey. An article by Dr. Andrew Sewell details how to become a psychedelic researcher, with several tips for measurable steps you can take as both an undergraduate and graduate student.

Internships

Interning is a great way to get your foot in the door and learn quickly from psychedelic industry leaders. Seek out companies that you align with, and approach them about the possibility of an internship. This shows your interest in their particular area of work, and allows you the opportunity to learn directly from people who inspire you. 

Psilocybin Alpha is a company focused on psychedelic stocks, news, company updates, and more. They are currently seeking a content development and growth intern. This position is available for work-from-home, and requires some web development skills. Apply online

To find an internship, research local companies near you if you want to be involved face-to-face. This might include music festivals, art shows, theater performances, health clinics, or retail. Each internship has a variety of responsibilities, so be sure to ask about the commitments and requirements. In addition, if there is a company outside of your city, reach out to see if they offer any remote internships that you could participate in. 

Delic Corp is always looking for new talent, and starting as an intern is a great first step. For example, college-age writers, creative content contributors, illustrators, graphic designers, motion designers, and digital creatives of all types are of particular interest. Send your résumé and letter of interest to info@deliccorp.com if interested.

International

It’s important to note that psychedelics are not widely legal worldwide. However, many places offer specific psychedelic use in ceremony or retreat-like settings. Be sure to do thorough research on legality before embarking on any psychedelic journey. 

Mushroom Therapy

MycoMeditations is a psilocybin retreat that focuses on creating happier people through group therapy with psilocybin mushrooms. They are located in Jamaica, where the use of psilocybin mushrooms is legal. While they do not refer to their retreats as “ceremonies,” they do encourage group work and connecting with the other participants. Participants join for the preparation of the medicine and integration circle, before and after the sessions. They do not perform any shamanic or new age traditions, but are pleased to offer practices and techniques to help provide the most pleasant experience possible. Additionally, MycoMeditations partners with Magnificent Mushrooms, a local mushroom cultivator.

There are many other therapy centers around the world working with psilocybin mushrooms. To find the right one for you, do some independent research on what is legal and within the realm of possibility for you. Searching online for psilocybin therapy centers will turn up several results. You can even talk to trained therapists before you decide what is best for you. The Psychedelic Support network is home to many non-biased, trained professionals who would be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Ayahuasca Ceremony

Some proponents of ayahuasca credit it with providing ten years of therapy condensed into a single session. In Peru, ayahuasca is a fully legal and protected medicine. Under the guidance of the Shipibo people, The Temple of the Way of Light focuses their ayahuasca retreats on healing people. Their 12-day retreats include seven ceremonies, with four Shipibo healers and two experienced facilitators. The Temple’s team of Shipibo healers represent thousands of years of Amazonian healing tradition. Their mission is not only to legitimize ayahuasca healing in the West, but also to uphold respect for Indigenous healing traditions. Integration circles and various workshops are available during the retreat to ensure guests receive as much support as possible.

Volunteering 

Much like interning, volunteering is a great way to get your foot in the door and expand your network. Most events, festivals, and seminars are looking for volunteers to help with various avenues of production. You can also volunteer to help fund-raise or perform administrative tasks. In addition, if you are creative and tech-savvy, your web design or writing skills might come in handy. 

DanceSafe

DanceSafe is a nonprofit public health organization that focuses on safety in the electronic music community. Accordingly, they aim to ensure a safe nightlife and educate on harm reduction. The team at DanceSafe is known for bringing test kits to rave and dance clubs to check the purity of drugs. Furthermore, they neither condone nor condemn drug use, and only want people to make informed decisions about their health. 

Decriminalize Nature

While decriminalization has begun for certain substances, the cause needs proponents focused on education and political backing. Decriminalize Nature is an organization whose mission is exactly that. According to their site, their goal is “to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education, and advocacy”. You can join the movement by volunteering through their website.

RS Contributing Author: Holly Crawford

Holly is a lover of the written word. She enjoys using language to tell stories about people, products, and ideas. With her roots deeply entrenched in the cannabis industry, she gravitates towards all things psychedelic with open-minded curiosity. If she isn’t musing in one of her journals, you can find her talking to her plants, playing in her gardens, and performing all kinds of kitchen witchery. Holly lives in Oregon with her husband and their three dogs and two cats. You can follow her on Instagram @m_sungreen.

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4-AcO-DMT Guide: Benefits, Effects, Safety, and Legality
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How Much Does LSD Cost? When shopping around for that magical psychedelic substance, there can be many uncertainties when new to buying LSD. You may be wondering how much does LSD cost? In this article, we will discuss what to expect when purchasing LSD on the black market, what forms LSD is sold in, and the standard breakdown of buying LSD in quantity.   Navy Use of LSD on the Dark Web The dark web is increasingly popular for purchasing illegal substances. The US Navy has now noticed this trend with their staff. Read to learn more.   Having Sex on LSD: What You Need to Know Can you have sex on LSD? Read our guide to learn everything about sex on acid, from lowered inhibitions to LSD users quotes on sex while tripping.   A Drug That Switches off an LSD Trip A pharmaceutical company is developing an “off-switch” drug for an LSD trip, in the case that a bad trip can happen. Some would say there is no such thing.   Queen of Hearts: An Interview with Liz Elliot on Tim Leary and LSD The history of psychedelia, particularly the British experience, has been almost totally written by men. Of the women involved, especially those who were in the thick of it, little has been written either by or about them. A notable exception is Liz Elliot.   LSD Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety LSD, Lysergic acid diethylamide, or just acid is one of the most important psychedelics ever discovered. What did history teach us?   Microdosing LSD & Common Dosage Explained Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing LSD.   LSD Resources Curious to learn more about LSD? This guide includes comprehensive LSD resources containing books, studies and more.   LSD as a Spiritual Aid There is common consent that the evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness. From the described process of how consciousness originates and develops, it becomes evident that its growth depends on its faculty of perception. Therefore every means of improving this faculty should be used.   Legendary LSD Blotter Art: A Hidden Craftsmanship Have you ever heard of LSD blotter art? Explore the trippy world of LSD art and some of the top artists of LSD blotter art.   LSD and Exercise: Does it Work? LSD and exercise? Learn why high-performing athletes are taking hits of LSD to improve their overall potential.   Jan Bastiaans Treated Holocaust Survivors with LSD Dutch psychiatrist, Jan Bastiaans administered LSD-assisted therapy to survivors of the Holocaust. A true war hero and pioneer of psychedelic-therapy.   LSD and Spiritual Awakening I give thanks for LSD, which provided the opening that led me to India in 1971 and brought me to Neem Karoli Baba, known as Maharajji. Maharajji is described by the Indians as a “knower of hearts.”   How LSD is Made: Everything You Need to Know Ever wonder how to make LSD? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how LSD is made.   How to Store LSD: Best Practices Learn the best way to store LSD, including the proper temperature and conditions to maximize how long LSD lasts when stored.   Bicycle Day: The Discovery of LSD Every year on April 19th, psychonauts join forces to celebrate Bicycle Day. Learn about the famous day when Albert Hoffman first discovered the effects of LSD.   Cary Grant: A Hollywood Legend On LSD Cary Grant was a famous actor during the 1930’s-60’s But did you know Grant experimented with LSD? Read our guide to learn more.   Albert Hofmann: LSD — My Problem Child Learn about Albert Hofmann and his discovery of LSD, along with the story of Bicycle Day and why it marks a historic milestone.   Babies are High: What Does LSD Do To Your Brain What do LSD and babies have in common? Researchers at the Imperial College in London discover that an adult’s brain on LSD looks like a baby’s brain.   1P LSD: Effects, Benefits, Safety Explained 1P LSD is an analogue of LSD and homologue of ALD-25. Here is everything you want to know about 1P LSD and how it compares to LSD.   Francis Crick, DNA & LSD Type ‘Francis Crick LSD’ into Google, and the result will be 30,000 links. Many sites claim that Crick (one of the two men responsible for discovering the structure of DNA), was either under the influence of LSD at the time of his revelation or used the drug to help with his thought processes during his research. Is this true?   What Happens If You Overdose on LSD? A recent article presented three individuals who overdosed on LSD. Though the experience was unpleasant, the outcomes were remarkably positive.

The Ayahuasca Experience
Ayahuasca is both a medicine and a visionary aid. You can employ ayahuasca for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual repair, and you can engage with the power of ayahuasca for deeper insight and realization. If you consider attainment of knowledge in the broadest perspective, you can say that at all times, ayahuasca heals.

 

Trippy Talk: Meet Ayahuasca with Sitaramaya Sita and PlantTeachers
Sitaramaya Sita is a spiritual herbalist, pusangera, and plant wisdom practitioner formally trained in the Shipibo ayahuasca tradition.

 

The Therapeutic Value of Ayahuasca
My best description of the impact of ayahuasca is that it’s a rocket boost to psychospiritual growth and unfolding, my professional specialty during my thirty-five years of private practice.

 

Microdosing Ayahuasca: Common Dosage Explained
What is ayahuasca made of and what is considered a microdose? Explore insights with an experienced Peruvian brewmaster and learn more about this practice.

 

Ayahuasca Makes Neuron Babies in Your Brain
Researchers from Beckley/Sant Pau Research Program have shared the latest findings in their study on the effects of ayahuasca on neurogenesis.

 

The Fatimiya Sufi Order and Ayahuasca
In this interview, the founder of the Fatimiya Sufi Order,  N. Wahid Azal, discusses the history and uses of plant medicines in Islamic and pre-Islamic mystery schools.

 

Consideration Ayahuasca for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Research indicates that ayahuasca mimics mechanisms of currently accepted treatments for PTSD. In order to understand the implications of ayahuasca treatment, we need to understand how PTSD develops.

 

Brainwaves on Ayahuasca: A Waking Dream State
In a study researchers shared discoveries showing ingredients found in Ayahuasca impact the brainwaves causing a “waking dream” state.

 

Cannabis and Ayahuasca: Mixing Entheogenic Plants
Cannabis and Ayahuasca: most people believe they shouldn’t be mixed. Read this personal experience peppered with thoughts from a pro cannabis Peruvian Shaman.

 

Ayahuasca Retreat 101: Everything You Need to Know to Brave the Brew
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 in the Amazon and worldwide to meet the demand.

 

Ayahuasca Helps with Grief
A new study published in psychopharmacology found that ayahuasca helped those suffering from the loss of a loved one up to a year after treatment.

 

Ayahuasca Benefits: Clinical Improvements for Six Months
Ayahuasca benefits can last six months according to studies. Read here to learn about the clinical improvements from drinking the brew.

 

Ayahuasca Culture: Indigenous, Western, And The Future
Ayahuasca has been use for generations in the Amazon. With the rise of retreats and the brew leaving the rainforest how is ayahuasca culture changing?

 

Ayahuasca Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
The Amazonian brew, Ayahuasca has a long history and wide use. Read our guide to learn all about the tea from its beginnings up to modern-day interest.

 

Ayahuasca and the Godhead: An Interview with Wahid Azal of the Fatimiya Sufi Order
Wahid Azal, a Sufi mystic of The Fatimiya Sufi Order and an Islamic scholar, talks about entheogens, Sufism, mythology, and metaphysics.

 

Ayahuasca and the Feminine: Women’s Roles, Healing, Retreats, and More
Ayahuasca is lovingly called “grandmother” or “mother” by many. Just how feminine is the brew? Read to learn all about women and ayahuasca.

What Is the Standard of Care for Ketamine Treatments?
Ketamine therapy is on the rise in light of its powerful results for treatment-resistant depression. But, what is the current standard of care for ketamine? Read to find out.

What Is Dissociation and How Does Ketamine Create It?
Dissociation can take on multiple forms. So, what is dissociation like and how does ketamine create it? Read to find out.

Having Sex on Ketamine: Getting Physical on a Dissociative
Curious about what it could feel like to have sex on a dissociate? Find out all the answers in our guide to sex on ketamine.

Special K: The Party Drug
Special K refers to Ketamine when used recreationally. Learn the trends as well as safety information around this substance.

Kitty Flipping: When Ketamine and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Read to explore the mechanics of kitty flipping.

Ketamine vs. Esketamine: 3 Important Differences Explained
Ketamine and esketamine are used to treat depression. But what’s the difference between them? Read to learn which one is right for you: ketamine vs. esketamine.

Guide to Ketamine Treatments: Understanding the New Approach
Ketamine is becoming more popular as more people are seeing its benefits. Is ketamine a fit? Read our guide for all you need to know about ketamine treatments.

Ketamine Treatment for Eating Disorders
Ketamine is becoming a promising treatment for various mental health conditions. Read to learn how individuals can use ketamine treatment for eating disorders.

Ketamine Resources, Studies, and Trusted Information
Curious to learn more about ketamine? This guide includes comprehensive ketamine resources containing books, studies and more.

Ketamine Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to ketamine has everything you need to know about this “dissociative anesthetic” and how it is being studied for depression treatment.

Ketamine for Depression: A Mental Health Breakthrough
While antidepressants work for some, many others find no relief. Read to learn about the therapeutic uses of ketamine for depression.

Ketamine for Addiction: Treatments Offering Hope
New treatments are offering hope to individuals suffering from addiction diseases. Read to learn how ketamine for addiction is providing breakthrough results.

Microdosing Ketamine & Common Dosages Explained
Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing ketamine.

How to Ease a Ketamine Comedown
Knowing what to expect when you come down from ketamine can help integrate the experience to gain as much value as possible.

How to Store Ketamine: Best Practices
Learn the best ways how to store ketamine, including the proper temperature and conditions to maximize how long ketamine lasts when stored.

How To Buy Ketamine: Is There Legal Ketamine Online?
Learn exactly where it’s legal to buy ketamine, and if it’s possible to purchase legal ketamine on the internet.

How Long Does Ketamine Stay in Your System?
How long does ketamine stay in your system? Are there lasting effects on your body? Read to discover the answers!

How Ketamine is Made: Everything You Need to Know
Ever wonder how to make Ketamine? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how Ketamine is made.

Colorado on Ketamine: First Responders Waiver Programs
Fallout continues after Elijah McClain. Despite opposing recommendations from some city council, Colorado State Health panel recommends the continued use of ketamine by medics for those demonstrating “excited delirium” or “extreme agitation”.

Types of Ketamine: Learn the Differences & Uses for Each
Learn about the different types of ketamine and what they are used for—and what type might be right for you. Read now to find out!

Kitty Flipping: When Ketamine and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Read to explore the mechanics of kitty flipping.

MDMA & Ecstasy Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to MDMA has everything you want to know about Ecstasy from how it was developed in 1912 to why it’s being studied today.

How To Get the Most out of Taking MDMA as a Couple
Taking MDMA as a couple can lead to exciting experiences. Read here to learn how to get the most of of this love drug in your relationship.

Common MDMA Dosage & Microdosing Explained
Microdosing, though imperceivable, is showing to have many health benefits–here is everything you want to know about microdosing MDMA.

Having Sex on MDMA: What You Need to Know
MDMA is known as the love drug… Read our guide to learn all about sex on MDMA and why it is beginning to makes its way into couple’s therapy.

How MDMA is Made: Common Procedures Explained
Ever wonder how to make MDMA? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how MDMA is made.

Hippie Flipping: When Shrooms and Molly Meet
What is it, what does it feel like, and how long does it last? Explore the mechanics of hippie flipping and how to safely experiment.

How Cocaine is Made: Common Procedures Explained
Ever wonder how to make cocaine? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about the procedures of how cocaine is made.

A Christmas Sweater with Santa and Cocaine
This week, Walmart came under fire for a “Let it Snow” Christmas sweater depicting Santa with lines of cocaine. Columbia is not merry about it.

Ultimate Cocaine Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
This guide covers what you need to know about Cocaine, including common effects and uses, legality, safety precautions and top trends today.

NEWS: An FDA-Approved Cocaine Nasal Spray
The FDA approved a cocaine nasal spray called Numbrino, which has raised suspicions that the pharmaceutical company, Lannett Company Inc., paid off the FDA..

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Bioavailability
What is bioavailability and how can it affect the overall efficacy of a psychedelic substance? Read to learn more.

Cannabis Research Explains Sociability Behaviors
New research by Dr. Giovanni Marsicano shows social behavioral changes occur as a result of less energy available to the neurons. Read here to learn more.

The Cannabis Shaman
If recreational and medical use of marijuana is becoming accepted, can the spiritual use as well? Experiential journalist Rak Razam interviews Hamilton Souther, founder of the 420 Cannabis Shamanism movement…

Cannabis Guide: Effects, Common Uses, Safety
Our ultimate guide to Cannabis has everything you want to know about this popular substances that has psychedelic properties.

Cannabis and Ayahuasca: Mixing Entheogenic Plants
Cannabis and Ayahuasca: most people believe they shouldn’t be mixed. Read this personal experience peppered with thoughts from a procannabis Peruvian Shaman.

CBD-Rich Cannabis Versus Single-Molecule CBD
A ground-breaking study has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant Cannabis extract as compared to synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), challenging the medical-industrial complex’s notion that “crude” botanical preparations are less effective than single-molecule compounds.

Cannabis Has Always Been a Medicine
Modern science has already confirmed the efficacy of cannabis for most uses described in the ancient medical texts, but prohibitionists still claim that medical cannabis is “just a ruse.”

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