Category: Spirit Medicine

Psychedelics like DMT mirror near-death experiences with surprising accuracy. Shutterstock/Siberian Photographer People who take the psychedelic drug ayahuasca, a smoky brew that originates in the Amazonian rainforest, describe the experience as life-changing. “It’s mind-boggling how much it can do in one or two nights,” Tim Ferriss, the author of “The […]

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For any of the 300 million individuals worldwide suffering from depression, a fast-acting, effective treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Yet despite the growing number of pharmaceutical agents advertising relief from sadness, replaced by joy and contentment, their efficacy is often staggeringly slow and poor. In contrast […]

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The vine Banisteriopsis caapi is one ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes. Photo by Apollo/Flickr. “Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with […]

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