Category: Spirit Medicine

April 24, 2018 Five years ago, Sebastian Woodroffe decided to quit his job and leave his home in Canada and travel thousands of miles to the Amazon rain forests to study the healing rituals of indigenous shamans. A relative’s battle with alcoholism inspired the then-36-year-old father to go, Woodroffe explained in a YouTube video. He was particularly interested […]

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(Credit: Shutterstock) In a 1973 study, scientists at the University of Chicago fitted cocaine-dependent rhesus monkeys with stainless steel catheter harnesses, allowing them to self-administer PCP to until they were “highly intoxicated.” This type of research isn’t exactly unusual — for decades, humans have been pumping primates full of psychedelics […]

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Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before her, she had a humbling ayahuasca experience while […]

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