The Church Where It’s Legal to Use Ayahuasca
Owen James, founder of Ceu de Toronto, is expecting new members to flock to the church after it received an exemption from Health Canada to use the hallucinogenic drug.
Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca
A total of five religious groups now are allowed to use the hallucinogenic in their ceremonies.
The Burnout and Escapism Issue
I Took Ayahuasca at a Countryside Retreat and It Was as Profound as They Say It Is
It wasn’t scary. It was beautiful. Magical. Out of this world. It was bizarre and yet it made complete sense. And I was not alone. And I never would be again.
Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?
The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
Peru Authorities Say Canadian Killed Respected Ayahuasca Shaman
Sebastian Woodroffe of BC died in what authorities in Peru called a “lynching” in April.
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The Bizarre Murder Case of a Revered Ayahuasca Shaman
On today's episode, reporter Allison Tierney unpacks the twisted deaths of Olivia Arévalo Lomas and the Canadian tourist suspected of killing her.
The Global Ayahuasca Community Is Reeling in the Wake of Recent Murders
A Canadian was lynched after allegedly killing a shaman in Peru, putting a spotlight on the dynamic of ayahuasca tourism.
Peru Prosecutors Say Canadian Killed by Lynch Mob May Have Shot Ayahuasca Shaman
Locals in the Amazon appear to have taken justice into their own hands after a tourist was accused of killing a revered Indigenous healer.
Two Arrests Ordered After Lynch Mob Kills Canadian Man in Peru
Sebastian Woodroffe went to the Amazon to study plant medicine. Then he was accused of killing an ayahuasca shaman.
Canadian Lynched by Mob After Being Accused of Killing Peruvian Shaman
Here’s everything we know about the death of Sebastian Woodroffe.
Two Montreal Religious Groups Can Now Legally Import Ayahuasca
Hurray! No more trips to Peru.
Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say
It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.