Books

How I Joined the Secret SSRI Circles of 1985

Andrew Penn I had heard about this stuff from a friend of a friend. “Ricky,” my buddy told me, “some big deal psychiatry researcher out at […]

Wilma Mahua Campos, Shipibo Ayahuasquera

Samantha Black Hello friends, I would like to share some experiences I have had during my many years in traditional medicine. My name is Wilma Mahua […]

Press Release: Chacruna Institute to host community conversation about CA SB 519

On August 25, 2021, California Senate Bill 519 (SB519) was paused in the CA State Assembly Appropriations Committee. Being the first and most expansive psychedelic decriminalization bill to […]

Can Psychedelics Promote Social Justice and Change the World?

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Women Behind the Scenes in Psychedelic Science: Making MDMA a Legal Medicine with Amy Emerson

Jasmine Virdi Amy Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a fully owned subsidiary of the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). […]

Kathleen Harrison: Wisdom, Endurance, and Hope – Reflections from a Psychedelic Woman

Erika Dyck After a generous two-hour conversation with Kathleen Harrison, I felt inspired, blessed, and above all, I felt that I understood what it was like […]

Psychedelic Justice: Creating a Socially Just Psychedelic Renaissance

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Broken Spears: The Impact of Colonialism on the Aztec Empire

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The Wonderful and Absurd Life of Rosemary Woodruff Leary: Fashion Icon, Fugitive, and Psychedelic Pioneer (Part Two: Freedom and Unfreedom)

James Penner Her decision to participate in a jailbreak was arguably the biggest of Rosemary’s life. No matter what the outcome, there would be severe repercussions […]

The Wonderful and Absurd Adventures of Rosemary Woodruff Leary: Fashion Icon, Fugitive, and Psychedelic Pioneer (Part One)

James Penner When Rosemary Woodruff Leary died of congestive heart failure in 2002 in Santa Cruz, she left behind photographs from her years in exile, rejection […]

Could Synthetic Mescaline Protect Declining Peyote Populations?

Benjamin Bury With populations of peyote rapidly dwindling due to loss of natural habitat and unsustainable harvesting practices, synthetically produced mescaline, along with cultivation of other […]

Mestizo Identity and Decolonial Psychedelic Futures

Diana Quinn For people of the global majority impacted by colonization—Black, brown, and Indigenous people—navigating identity can be complex and fraught. We are multifaceted and nuanced […]

Controversies Around California’s Psychedelic Decriminalization Law Senate Bill 519

Sean McAllister Read the article here.

LSD in the House, Cops at the Door: A Psycholytic Therapist Reflects on Her Darkest Moment

Reilly Capps In 1988, the Swiss federal health department licensed seven psychiatrists to work with MDMA and LSD. One of the psychiatrists offered to train other […]