At Chacruna: Queer Voices Speak to the New Psychedelia

Jeanna Eichenbaum, LCSW On the evening of June first, about 50 or so participants at the Queering Psychedelics conference gathered in one corner of the Brava […]

At Chacruna: The Use of Psychoactive Plants in the Americas

Bia Labate & Sandra Goulart This book tackles original ethnographies about various types of use of psychoactive plants, including ayahuasca, magic mushrooms, jurema, coca, tobacco, toé, […]

At Chacruna: Beyond Prohibition of Plant Medicines

Charlotte Walsh First, I think it’s important to be clear about what we want to avoid, and why. It’s crucial to remember that what change looks […]

At Chacruna: The 21 Best Scientific Papers About Ayahuasca

We offer here a selection of 21 of the most interesting references in biomedicine, psychology, and health pertaining to ayahuasca. No doubt that we have missed […]

Troubled visions: Ayahuasca and shamanic tourism were already controversial in Brazil, and now face an uncertain future under Bolsonaro

At Chacruna: Is Ayahuasca a “Drug”?

Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D. As ayahuasca drinking emerges as a global phenomenon beyond the Amazon, one of the more curious claims about the brew that one regularly […]