ayahuasca

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.
Anonymous Author
12.19.18
Drugs

Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?

The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
Madison Margolin
12.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

An Ayahuasca Journey in Virtual Reality

The 17-minute "mixed-reality" work 'Awavena' melds augmented reality, 360-degree film footage, and VR to tell the story of the sacred brew.
VICE Staff
9.5.18
VICE Video

What It's Like to Take Ayahuasca at a Psychedelic Healing Retreat

The drug ayahuasca gives the same trip as LSD and is considered therapeutic.
VICE Staff
5.12.18
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.
VICE Staff
5.4.18
News

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.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
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
4.24.18
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
4.23.18
Drugs

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.
Victoria Chan
11.24.17
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
10.4.17
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
6.24.17
Drugs

Meet the Group Helping Lawyers Defend Ayahuasca Around the World

By providing knowledge about the plant's uses to lawyers, the Ayahuasca Defense Fund is helping to legitimise psychedelics, and potentially inspire more humane drug policies.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.2.17
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