Healing Sexual Trauma with Ayahuasca

Victoria Wueschner As a teenager, the power of my sacred feminine energy was taken from me by many men. Negative mental conditioning at home programmed me […]

At Chacruna: It’s Time to Enthusiastically Celebrate Denver’s Historic Victory to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

Bia Labate, Ph.D, Sean McAllister, Esq and Sidarta Ribeiro Ph.D. In an opinion piece to the New York Times commenting on Denver’s recent historic vote to decriminalize psilocybin, […]

Bioneers Conference Panel on Psychedelics

The enormous growth of interest in and research on psychedelic substances’ potential for psychological healing and consciousness expansion is exciting, but there are shadow sides of […]

At Chacruna: Changing the Psychedelic Political Narrative at the Local Level: Denver 2019

Noah Potter, J.D On election day, May 7, the voters in Denver, Colorado, will see on their ballots a proposal to decriminalize the personal possession, use, […]

At Chacruna: Ayahuasca and the Twelve Steps: An Anonymous Friendship

Todd Youngs Heroin needle marks on my neck, benzodiazepines with alcohol in the mornings, and frequent crack-cocaine binges; that was my life for well over 20 […]

Ayahuasca Community Guide for the Awareness of Sexual Abuse

Emily Sinclair, Ph.D. (C) and Beatriz Labate, Ph.D. Many individuals participate in ayahuasca ceremonies for healing purposes, sometimes specifically to heal trauma caused by sexual abuse. […]

Our Vulnerabilities to Unethical Sexual Behavior

Kylea Taylor, MS, MFT I first wrote The Ethics of Caring (1995, 2017) while working as a senior trainer for the Grof Transpersonal Training and simultaneously taking […]

At Chacruna: Building a Psychedelic Community During the War on Drugs

Jessica Nielson, Ph.D. I moved to Minneapolis from San Francisco in October of 2017 to plant a psychedelic seed in the middle of our country. I […]

At Chacruna: Confronting Sexual Misconduct in the Psychedelic Community: An Interview with Daniel Pinchbeck

Emily Sinclair, Ph.D. Daniel Pinchbeck is a prominent American writer and public figure who catapulted to fame and celebrity status in the psychedelic scene for his […]

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 […]