At Chacruna: Peyote Harvesting Guidelines

Anna Ermakova, Ph.D. Peyote is a small, psychoactive cactus that grows in Mexico and small part of Texas, in the USA. It grows in the Chihuahuan […]

At Chacruna – The Commodification of Ayahuasca: How Can we do Better?

As ayahuasca becomes increasingly popular across the world and is incorporated as a sacrament or medicine within diverse communities and settings—from indigenous communities to churches to […]

At Chacruna: I have HIV and ayahuasca and psilocybin have saved me

Kevon Adrian Simpson While I was in the jungle seeing if plant medicines could help my diagnosis, I remember my maestra asking me, “Well, how did you catch […]

At Chacruna: How I Lived Twelve Years in a Colombian Ayahuasca Cult Led by a Sexual Abuser

Betty Sanchéz, MA On May 13, 2019, the court of Guaduas in Cundinamarca, Colombia, pronounced the guilty verdict against the supposed “taita” and connoisseur of “yajé,” […]

At Chacruna: Decriminalize Nature, First and Forever

Decriminalize Nature Oakland DN believes entheogens refer to sacred natural ethnobotanicals, which are often erroneously labeled as “drugs” while in fact distinct and unrelated to “drugs”.  […]

At Chacruna: Sonic Journeys: An Interview with Byron Metcalf

Matt “River” Baldwin, MFT, Byron Metcalf, PhD, is a therapist, explorer of consciousness, and musician who specializes in creating music for neoshamanic work. He began his […]