Salvia is not exactly fun to use. But the Mazatec people of Mexico make it central to their religious ceremonies, and Americans can't seem to resist making goofy YouTube videos about it. What gives?
Mathias develops and synthesizes potentially psychoactive chemicals for research purposes, but he says that you're better off taking mushrooms than anything he's cooked up.
Ayahuasca, yagé, the truth vine, the madre, or whatever you call it is not only the strongest drug I've ever tried but easily the most powerful experience I've ever had.
I talked to Terence McKenna's son, Finn, about a wide range of topics including LSD, H.P. Lovecraft, London, visionary art, and "a revolutionary musical video game that will immerse players in a psychedelic experience."
I hate cats, so naturally it was a good idea for me to eat a bunch of magic fungus before going to a coffee shop full of felines at nine in the morning. It was fucking amazing.
In 1970, Terence McKenna and his brother, Dennis, traveled to the Colombian Amazon in search of a DMT-containing plant. Instead, they took psilocybin mushrooms which involved "building a hyper-dimensional vehicle out of the 4-D transformation of [Dennis's…
"The mushroom speaks, and our opinions rest upon what it tells eloquently of itself in the cool night of the mind."
Last week, in the first installment of this series, I told the story of how I first encountered Terence McKenna. This week, I've organized a list of my 30 favorite Terence McKenna memes.
I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since. Now, almost two years later, you're reading t…
Tripping is fun—until you experience a bad trip and ride a bike down a hill and mistake your friend for an alien and nearly DIE.
Comedian Reggie Watts took time away from filming season three of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang to talk to us about making love on shrooms, how to gracefully end a set, and the genius of Nikola Tesla. Yeah, it was a crazy interview.
After filling up on wine and tequila, we woke up Matty and his friends Fabio and Michael and dragged them out to an Italian suburb of Toronto, where they foraged for mushrooms in the woods.
This week, our food expert Ian Purkayastha provides the dos and don'ts of handling mushrooms and reveals five of his favorite (legal) varieties. Apparently, the kitchen sink is the devil.
Hey, psst, you with the toque—need some mushrooms? I know a guy who's got a line on some matsutakes that will make your head spin. His name's Joe Daughtery, and he has earned his throne atop the wild mushroom game.
Václav Hálek is the world's most prolific composer of mushroom songs. As in the songs they sing to him. The mushrooms. Because God asked them to.
Vang Vieng's main street is full of bars screening reruns of 'Friends' and 'Family Guy.' Bars offer whiskey-taurine cocktails served in beach buckets. It's also easy to score opium, magic mushrooms, methamphetamines, and other substances that could get yo…
This interview was conducted in the wee hours of the morning on the bed of Tao Lin, in his apartment on the east side of Manhattan, with a small party going on in the other corner of the room. This is the first, definitive interview with the author after
It's Friday, so chances are you'll be ingesting some kind of narcotic within the next 72 hours. It's likely that you are going to have an awful experience that'll put you off drugs for the rest of your life or until next weekend. To bum you out, here are
In 1980 Václav Hálek heard a mushroom sing. Since then, the 70-year-old has been obsessively listening to them and transcribing their music into theatrical scores for symphonic orchestras.
Sent to Iceland on the pretense of covering fashion week, Hamilton Morris and VICE take the opportunity to instead search the country for its native psychoactive mushrooms.
It's always exciting to find some chanterelles because they grow symbiotically on tree roots and can't be cultivated.