Co-Creating a Psychedelic Commons: A Commoner’s Guide

Chris Byrnes and Graham Pechenik As the psychedelics space continues its faster-than-light expansion, controversies have exploded over the types of patents being filed and the roles […]

Calling on Federal, State, and Local Governments to Protect and Respect Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) and its Byproducts

WHEREAS, we, the members of the National Congress of American Indians of the United States, invoking the divine blessing of the Creator upon our efforts and […]

Justin Natoli As a queer, non-binary person, I am used to challenging misconceptions about gender and sexuality. However, as a psychotherapist who specializes in the field […]

When Jesus Meets Ayahuasca: Sample Texts from Christ Returns From the Jungle

Marc Blainey Through 14 months of fieldwork, between 2009 and 2011, I gathered ethnographic data concerning European expansions of Santo Daime (pronounced Sahn–toh Die–mee), a Brazil‑based religion whose […]

Madrinha Rita: Brazilian matriarch of ayahuasca

Jacqueline Alves Rodrigues and Glauber Loures de Assis The history of religions is often told as a story of great men; but, it has also been […]

Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: Tobacco and the hummingbird shamans of Peru

Glenn H. Shepard Jr. I learned this lesson the way I learned most of my lessons during ethnographic fieldwork and in life generally — the hard […]