At Chacruna: The Five Phases of Psychedelic Initiation

Jessica Nielson, Ph.D. I’ve had a long-standing relationship with psychedelics, stemming from my exploratory days in high school and college to a spiritual transformation during a […]

Don’t Have a Bad Trip with the Police: Know your Rights with Police and Psychedelics

Sean McAllister, Esq You likely know a lot about psychedelics. You know that in most cases, these substances are illegal under U.S. law. But do you […]

At Chacruna: Sex, Power and Psychedelic Series Call for Articles

Chacruna’s Sex, Power & Psychedelics series explores pervasive cultural dynamics related to sex and power as they manifest in psychedelic research, science and communities. This series […]

At Chacruna: Why We’re Starting the Conversation Around Queerness and Psychedelics

Shelby Hartman As a kid growing up in suburban New Jersey, Steve Silberman was just beginning to get into counterculture when he stumbled upon an interview […]

At Chacruna: Can the Psychedelic Movement Learn from the Movement for End of Life Liberty?

Kathryn L. Tucker, JD As an advocate, I have engaged in multidimensional advocacy to press for recognition of the rights of terminally ill patients on various […]

At Chacruna: Psychedelic Research and You. Well, Maybe, not You

Lebert F. Lester III, B.A and Michael Crawford, M.A Psychedelic research is noticeably lacking both participants of color and researchers of color, and “objective” thought patterns […]

At Chacruna: Sacred Mushrooms of the Mazatec Tradition: Transforming the Inner Landscape of the Human Psyche

Francoise Bourzat, MA When I first sat down with my teacher Julieta in Huautla de Jiménez in Mexico, after having explored entheogens for some time in […]

At Chacruna: Great Shamanic Deception: Using Ayahuasca as a Conduit for Sexual Fulfilment

Rebekah Senanayake I didn’t realize I had been sexually assaulted by a shaman until a few years after the incident. His manipulation brainwashed me, and for […]

At Chacruna: What Could a Conscious, Psychedelic #MeToo Look Like?

Britta Love, MA Increasing awareness of sexual abuse and exploitation by ayahuasqueros and other healers has been disconcerting for the psychedelic community, where “shamans” are often idealized and […]

At Chacruna: Am I a Sectarian Drug User? A Brief Legal Comment on the Religious Use of Ayahuasca in Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands

Ben Meeus It’s never easy for people belonging to minority groups to express their identity and have the freedom to live accordingly. Often, majority groups feel […]

At Chacruna: Tools for White People to Dismantle White Racism

Michelle Corbin, Ph.D. During the Women and Psychedelics Forum, sponsored by the Chacruna Institute, a white woman panelist twice used the “n-word” while answering a question […]

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At Chacruna: High Holy Strangeness: A Playlist for Ketamine by Eric Sienknecht

Matt “River” Baldwin, MFT I was introduced to Eric Sienknecht last summer while we were at the Beyond Psychedelics conference in Prague. Eric is a psychologist […]

At Chacruna: Blinded by the White: Addressing Power and Privilege in Psychedelic Medicine

Genesee Herzberg and Jason Butler As the field of psychedelic medicine gains momentum, the glaring underrepresentation of people of color in the movement is hard to […]