ayahuasca

Drugs

Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?

The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
Madison Margolin
12.20.18
When the Drugs Hit

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.24.18
News

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.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
News

Canadian Lynched by Mob After Being Accused of Killing Peruvian Shaman

Here’s everything we know about the death of Sebastian Woodroffe.
Allison Tierney
4.24.18
Drugs

This Guy Makes Bootleg Ayahuasca from Traditional Japanese Herbs

A part-time "shaman" on the outskirts of Tokyo is offering hallucinatory experiences he hopes will help treat depression and spark innovation throughout Japan.
Justin Caffier
10.5.17
Drugs

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.
Maia Szalavitz
6.25.17
Drugs

Meet the Lawyers Defending the Right to Use Ayahuasca Around the Globe

By protecting the drug's status as medicine, they're helping to legitimise psychedelics, and potentially inspire more humane drug policies.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.3.17
Art

An Artist Documented Ayahuasca's Secrets as Sounds and Textile Art

“Everything is vibrating,” explains Irish artist Tanya Harris.
Andrew Salomone
8.10.16
News

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.
Jesse Jarnow
8.9.16
Travel

We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists

In the middle of the ayahuasca industry boom, we wanted to find out what life's been like for one of the local shamans using the mind-bending medicine to heal people.
Didem Tali
6.5.16
Narcomania

The Brits Using Amazonian Frog Poison to Fight Depression and Alcohol Abuse

The use of kambo – the poison of a bright green frog – is on the rise as an alternative treatment. But does it actually work?
Max Daly
5.9.16
Art

When Painting and Plant Medicine Join Forces | High Art

From tattoos to painting, Robert Ryan lets the plants guide his sacred art practice.
Hannah Stouffer
3.22.16
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