Books

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 […]

At Chacruna: How to Safely Access Psychiatric Support in Times of Psychedelic Crisis

Julie D. Megler Psychedelics are revolutionizing modern medicine, offering new opportunities for mental health where current medical technology is stuck. The psychedelic renaissance is here and, […]

Violência Sexual e Políticas de Gênero no Campo Ayahuasqueiro: Uma perspectiva brasileira

Ana Gretel Echazú Böschemeier. Professora Adjunta do Departamento de Antropologia/UFRN. Atua nas áreas de gênero, raça-etnicidade e saúde coletiva. Integra os núcleos de estudo NESC e […]

At Chacruna: Ambassadors to Hidden Territories: Set and Setting in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Veronika Gold & Eric Sienknecht If someone had told us a few years ago we would be legally using MDMA and ketamine in psychotherapy, we’d have laughed at […]

At Chacruna: A Playlist for Psilocybin by Kelan Thomas

Matt “River” Baldwin I met Kelan Thomas, PharmD, last year when we were both enrolled in the Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research Program at CIIS in […]

At Chacruna: Sexual Assault and Gender Politics in Ayahuasca Traditions: A View from Brazil

Gretel Echazú & Camila Benedito In August of this year, a bomb exploded in the world of New Age practitioners: The Brazilian guru, Prem Baba, a […]

At Chacruna: A Collective Open Apology for Response to Racist Language in the Women and Psychedelics Forum

Collective During the Women and Psychedelics Forum, co-promoted by the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and the East West Psychology Program of the California Institute of […]

At Chacruna: An Open Apology for Racist Language in the Women and Psychedelics Forum

Valerie Coral During the Women and Psychedelics Forum, co-promoted by the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and the East West Psychology Program of the California Institute […]

At Chacruna: Toad Medicine: New Psychedelic Knowledge under Construction?

Ali Cortina The increasing supply and consumption of the so-called “toad medicine” in various parts of the world has led to a series of claims without […]

At Chacruna: Radical Risk Reduction For Event And Community Organizers

Annie Oak The #MeToo civil rights movement is creating an opportunity for communities of all types to develop new ways to resolve conflict. As more people […]

At Chacruna: Ayahuasca community guide to preventing sexual abuse

Sexual abuse and misconduct towards female participants in ayahuasca circles are, unfortunately, quite prevalent occurrences. Exact numbers are difficult to obtain, as most cases never come […]