shamans

Essays

Nick Cave, the Shaman

To see Nick Cave live is to see a rock star fulfill his true calling, transporting self and audience to the beyond.
Rajeev Balasubramanyam
6.11.17
Drugs

The Quest to Cure One Man's Depression with Ayahuasca

After exhausting all other options, James Freeman spent ten months attempting to fix himself with the native plants of the Amazon.
Adam Szetela
5.19.17
Travel

My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
Denis Vejas
11.30.16
VICELAND

Hamilton Tries Magic Mushrooms in Mexico

In an all new episode of ​'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia,' ​Hamilton explores magic mushrooms with the help of shamans, clandestine growers, and ethnomycologists.
VICE Staff
11.16.16
Photo

Salvia Velada: Experiencing a Traditional Mazatec Shaman Ceremony

Follow Hamilton Morris as he journeys through a Salvia divinorum ceremony in the forests of Oaxaca.
Danilo Parra
11.9.16
occult

Cleanse Your Aura With the Power of Eggs

The humble egg will be waiting to cleanse you and your disgustingly filthy aura.
Alex Swerdloff
10.28.16
Stuff

We Spoke to the Researcher Who Wants to License Psychedelic Trip Sitters

If Mark Haden has his way, Canada's government could start regulating shamans and shroom dealers.
Kate Richardson
10.22.16
amazon

Why People Are Drinking Tobacco in the Amazon

Westerners flock to the rainforest every year to drink psychedelic ayahuasca, but that's only scratching the surface of the “plant diets” that promise to help them detoxify physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Aaron Kase
7.15.16
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
shamans

An Egg Rid Me of Evil at a Mexican Botanica

At Botanica del Sagrado Corazon in Eastern Los Angeles, Mexican Shaman Hortencia Suarez helps heal people through ritual. And at the core of almost all these rituals, herbs, spices, and various foods play critical roles.
Kris Fortin
10.26.15
Photo

Scenes from a Mexican Black Mass

For three days every March, witches and warlocks gather in Catemaco to burn pentagrams and summon the devil.
Vincent L. Long
8.19.15
Drugs

Shamanic Pantaloons and Pizza Rolls

Each week, we ask readers to submit their most hilarious, awkward, and downright sad stories about being drunk or high to help you feel a bit better about whatever the fuck you did last night.
Broadly Staff
8.16.15
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