Chacruna’s Women in the History of Psychedelic Plant Medicines Call for Articles

Erika Dyck, Ph.D. The history of psychedelics has often emphasized the contributions made by leading researchers, breakthrough therapists, and champions of a psychedelic ethos. It just […]

At Chacruna: Considerations for Psychedelic Therapists when Working with Nave American People and Communities

Belinda Eriacho, MPH Growing up on the Diné (Navajo) reservation, I now realize it provided me with insights that I often overlook as a native individual. […]

Is Ayahuasca Possibly Less than Five Hundred Years Old?

Bernd Brabec de Mori, Ph.D Much has been speculated about the origin and the actual age of ayahuasca. Some scholars attribute thousands of years to this […]

Cute as Children, but Not Handsome as Adults: María Sabina, Life Magazine, and Cold War Propaganda

Ben Feinberg, Ph.D Gordon Wasson’s 1957 article in Life Magazine about his mushroom ceremony with the Mazatec curandera María Sabina arrived wrapped in several layers of familiar myth. Another story […]

At Chacruna: What Do Psychedelic Medicine Companies Owe to the Community?

Matthew Baggott, Ph.D Venture capital is betting big on the potential of psychedelics to transform into lucrative medicines. More than a half billion dollars have been […]

At Chacruna: Colonial Shadows in the Psychedelic Renaissance

Diana Negrín In April, I joined the two-day Psychedelic Liberty Summit, where the voices of several Indigenous participants from Colombia, Brazil, and several tribal nations in […]