At Chacruna: The First Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference (Yubaka Hayrá) in Acre Demonstrates Political, Cultural and Spiritual Resistance

Daiara Tukano, MA  Yubaka Hayrá, the first indigenous ayahuasca conference, was held December 14 –17, 2017 in Puyanawa Village, in the municipality of Mâncio Lima, in […]

At chacruna: Psychedelic Privilege: Report from the Women and Psychedelics Forum

Ariel Vegosen Two months ago, I was invited to attend a powerful convergence of people gathering to listen to prominent women leaders talk about psychedelics: the […]

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At Chacruna: Embodied Healing: A Personal Perspective on Resolving Trauma with Psychedelics

Dee Dee Goldpaugh Very few of us are ever lucky enough to be able to look back on our lives and know the moment that everything […]

Nota pública de pesquisadores do campo da ayahuasca

Sob o chamativo título “Ayahuasca põe grávidas em risco”, o jornal O Globo, ao abordar as graves acusações de abuso que pairam sobre alguns gurus espirituais, […]

Problematic claims regarding ayahuasca and pregancy

Estou publicando aqui trechos do artigo de meu colega e amigo Rafael Guimarães dos Santos em contraposição a matéria do Globo de hoje. Dos Santos, Rafael. […]

Especialista em ayahuasca desmonta argumentos de abusadores: ‘papo furado de líder malandro!’

Jornal O Globo, 28 Janeiro, 2019:

Líder religioso conhecido como Ananda Joy é acusado de abuso sexual e estupro

Jornal O Globo, 23 Janeiro, 2019:

Combining Psychedelics with Capitalism May Cause Unintended Side Effects

Geoff Bathje Some proponents of psychedelics are excited about their medicinal uses, some are excited about their potential to change culture, but most seem to be […]

How White Feminists Oppress Black Women: When Feminism Functions as White Supremacy

Monnica T. Williams In November, I participated in a panel discussion at a psychological conference in Washington DC. The name of the panel was Being a […]

At Chacruna: The Damage of White Feminism: An Anecdote

Sara Reed Warning: This essay contains racist language that may be triggering for some people.  One white woman tells a story of the old days and […]

At chacruna: Psychedelics and Blockchain: Two Technologies Key to Our Future

Adam Knowles The future of psychedelics is intertwined with cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Each is a powerful technology. What happens when psychedelics and blockchain come together?… continue […]

At Chacruna: Huni Kuin Game: An Anthropological Adventure

Guilherme Meneses Although electronic games are now one of the most popular forms of entertainment, the layers of the meaning embedded in them may not be […]

At Chacruna: Women, Spirituality, and Plant-Based Medicines

Annette Williams In thinking about women, plants, and spirituality, I thought about the traditional West African Yoruba relationship to the plant realm as articulated in their […]