At Chacruna: Ayahuasca and Dreaming

Amy Jones, Ed.M, LCSW A crocodile, a pioneering rock band, and a Ryan Gosling film? As a psychotherapist working in New York City with patients who […]

At Chacruna: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Problematic Process for Religious Exemption for Use of Prohibited Psychoactive Substances

Brad Bartlett, Esq. There are hundreds of groups using ayahuasca in ceremonial underground contexts in the United States. They all dream of future legalization and the […]

At Chacruna: What can we learn from studying psychedelics in special populations?

Clancy Cavnar In the contemporary psychedelic sciences, what is the purpose of singling out certain groups for research, treatment, or conferences? Are gay people, women, and […]

At Chacruna – Main Report: Ayahuasca Symposium

Adam Knowles On Sunday, June 23, I attended the first “Ayahuasca Symposium” in London, UK, on behalf of Chacruna, a partner to the event. The event, […]

At Chacruna: Psychedelic Masculinities: Reflections on Power, Violence and Privilege

Gabriel Amezcua There is no doubt that the growing interest in the use of psychedelic substances has triggered a wave of increasingly critical attitudes toward the […]

At Chacruna: Curing an Incurable Disease in the Amazon Jungle

Lynne Nardizz Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease.  Two years ago, I went to the Amazon jungle in Peru for shamanic […]

At Chacruna: Why LGBTQI+ Members are Creating Their Own Ayahuasca Circles

Shelby Hartman Dee Adams knew she was going to participate as facilitator of ayahuasca retreats one day. She’d heard the message, years ago, in a ceremony. Ayahuasca, […]

At Chacruna: Ayahuasca Community Guide for the Awareness of Sexual Abuse

Emily Sinclair and Beatriz Labate Many individuals participate in ayahuasca ceremonies for healing purposes, sometimes specifically to heal trauma caused by sexual abuse. Considering this, it […]

At Chacruna: Smoking the Toad

Wade Davis With the sun going down over the Sonoran Desert, Andrew [Andrew Weil, M.D] led me down a dusty trail toward a narrow draw that […]

At Chacruna: Psychedelics, Sex, and Consent: A Brief History

Alexander Dawson, Ph.D. When I started university 34 years ago, I encountered numerous male professors whose personal histories included a former wife (who had typed their […]

At Chacruna: Please Support Psychedelic Decriminalization in Oakland

We are sharing here a message from our friends in Decriminalize Nature Oakland: “We need your support! Our friends in Oakland are working with Councilmember Gallo’s […]

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 […]