At Chacruna: Mrs. Amada Cardenas: Keeper of the Peyote Gardens

Deep in the heart of South Texas, where peyote (Lophohora williamsii), the mind-expanding cactus sacrament grows, is a place known by many as the “Peyote Gardens.” […]

At Chacruna: Declaration from the Spiritual Authorities, Representatives and Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Region

UMIYAC We are the original people that have inhabited these ancient lands of the Amazon, cultivating medicinal plants and practicing the knowledge and wisdom of our […]

At Chacruna: Where are all the Queer People?

Shelby Hartman Gregory Wells has been out of the closet since he was 16, but the process of coming out, he says, is never really over. Last year, […]

At Chacruna: Ayahuasca, Depression and Me

Jerry B. Brown Far along the path of life, I fell into a rare dark nine-month depression.  I say “rare” because, blessed with good brain chemistry, […]

At Chacruna: New Narratives with Psychedelic Medicine: An Interview with Mellody Hayes

Sean Lawlor Dr. Mellody Hayes was told she would never go to Harvard, because people from the inner-city high school she attended didn’t go there. But […]

At Chacruna: How Many Ayahuasca Drinkers Are There in Brazil?

Luís Fernando Tófoli As a Brazilian ayahuasca scholar, I am frequently asked about the number of ayahuasca drinkers in my country. This is a tricky question, […]