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75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor" — Desmond Tutu

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Q & A

MDMA for Racial Trauma

More than 80 percent of participants in psychedelic trials going back to 1993 have been white. Monnica Williams is working to change that.
COLUMNS

Is Good Therapy Too Inaccessible to POC?

Navigating health insurance to find a therapist is hard enough. It's even harder when you're a black woman, seeking a black female therapist.
FEATURES

Psychedelic Studies Have Marginalized LGBTQI+ Communities for Years—These Researchers Are Changing That

A new group of researchers are righting historical wrongs by studying how psychedelics can help gender and sexual minorities.
COLUMNS

Can this Little Known Third Party Herald a New Political Paradigm?

The One Nation Party is running on an "all-win" platform upholding psychedelic ideals, but are their campaign promises feasible?
How To

What You Should Know to Have a Safe Kambo Experience

Brandon Begley passed away from a water overdose following a kambo and ayahuasca ceremony. Here's how that could have been avoided.
COLUMNS

Native Tribes Should Have More Say in the Psychedelic Movement

At the Psychedelic Liberty Summit, many voiced concerns over land conservation, the peyote sacrament, and the role of native voices in legislative reform.
FEATURES

The Complete Guide to 4-AcO-DMT: Synthetic Shrooms or in a Class of Its Own?

Call it 4-Acetoxy-DMT, 4-AcO, Psilacetin, O-Acetylpsilocin, or synthetic shrooms, here's everything you should know about this little-known psychedelic research chemical.
COLUMNS

Birds Playing Tiny Violins; Diving Deeper with Psilocybin in the Pandemic

During a pre-pandemic mushroom trip, she had a vision of the corona virus; now she's returning to the medicine.
FEATURES

What is Kava? A Complete Guide

Side effects, preparation, origins, and everything you should know about the native South Pacific root beverage.
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How this Herbal Essential Oil Can Soothe, Balance, and Spark Your Inner Flame

DoubleBlind partnered with Colibri Healing to bring you a custom-crafted sacral balancing oil.
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Should You Take Psychedelics While You’re Sick with COVID?

Some people are using psychedelics for their potential anti-inflammatory properties, while others are aiming to mitigate the physical and emotional symptoms once or if they contract the virus.
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What’s the Difference between “Legalization” and “Decriminalization”?

Your guide to psychedelic legislative reform around the country.
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There are 3 Types of Ketamine—Which One Works Best?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has patented a filtered version of ketamine called Spravato. But is their drug any better than the generic ketamine that’s been around since the Sixties?
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Were There Psychoactive Plants in the Bible?

Psychoactive plants in the Bible may seem few and far between, but the Holy text is ripe with botanical medicines, ceremonial incense, and purifying extracts.
Q & A

Tripping with the Stars: New Netflix Film Documents Celebrities’ Psychedelic Experiences

We asked filmmaker Donick Cary what it was like working on "Have a Good Trip" for over the past decade.
COLUMNS

Integrating Lessons of the Pandemic with “Psychedelic Poetry”

The COVID-19 pandemic can feel like a psychedelic trip. Here's how poetry can help us process it.
FEATURES

The Definitive History of Psilocybin Mushrooms

From 10,000 B.C.E. to the present day—and into the future.
COLUMNS

Everything’s Canceled: How the Psychedelic Community is Coping

We're all grieving something that doesn't exist any longer: in-person community. But here's how we're moving forward.
FEATURES

Why Taking Psychedelics While on Antidepressants Could Make Treatment Ineffective

How LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, and ketamine interact with SSRIs.
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Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Psychedelic Reform Campaigns Go Digital

Washington D.C. Council approved a bill to let Decriminalize Nature DC gather signatures remotely, while Decriminalize California petitions for an extension.
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What Does ‘Entheogen’ Actually Mean?

'Entheogen' is rebranding psychedelics, evoking the language of divine medicine.
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New York Assemblywoman Introduces Measure to Decriminalize Psilocybin

This is among the first decriminalization bills in the country to be introduced by a legislator, rather than an activist group.
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Why Kava is a Beautiful, Legal Way to Treat Anxiety, Build Community, and Create Ritual

Kava is known for its mellow, relaxing effect. Now DoubleBlind has partnered with Potent Kava so you can try it at home.
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Dr. Bronner’s Donates $1 Mil to Legalize Medical Psilocybin in Oregon

Dr. Bronner's Soaps is on a mission to overturn psychedelic prohibition—starting with Oregon
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You Can Now Get Ketamine in the Mail for Your Depression

Take home ketamine and online therapy are helping people cope with the COVID-19 crisis.
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Thanks to COVID-19, Magic Mushrooms Will Remain Illegal in California—For Now

Social distancing measures have halted Decriminalize California’s attempts to reform the state’s psilocybin laws.
COLUMNS

Why Psychedelic Trips are So Much More Than a Series of Neurological Mechanisms

The mind is greater than the sum of its neurological parts.
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From Depression to Immune Support, Our Guide to Using Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have become a trendy item in upscale groceries, but using them is nothing new—so what, exactly, have they been used for over the centuries?
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Bicycle Day: Demons, Milk, and “Medicine for the Soul”

A brief history on Albert Hofmann's botched experiment with LSD that sparked a cultural phenomenon.
COLUMNS

Why 2020 is the Year of Psychedelics and Threesomes

Threesomes may seem like a threat to monogamous partnership—if you haven't used psychedelics to uncover the open nature of love and the self.
How To

How to Make Mushroom Chocolates

Cacao and mushrooms are an ancient pairing used in ritual and religious ceremony. Here's our recipe.
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Why a Drug Testing Kit for MDMA or LSD Could Save Lives

Everything you should know about the best MDMA test kit and LSD test kit on the market.
COLUMNS

If You Can’t Go Out, Go In: How Psychedelics Make Quarantine a Time of Self Renewal

The Covid-19 lockdown has given us time to explore our inner-worlds, and psychedelics are the perfect tool.
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Beyond Psilocybe Cubensis: 10 Magic Mushroom Species You Should Know About

More than 180 species of psilocybin mushrooms grow wildly around the globe—here are our favorites.
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This Startup is Developing a DMT-Based Addiction Treatment

Does pharmaceuticalizing the DMT experience make it more accessible, or detract from the therapeutic value of ego death and mysticism?
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Does Sex on MDMA Ruin Sober Sex?

Reaching euphoria doesn't have to taint reality—so long as you integrate the tools you learn in paradise
How To

Psilocybin Kitchen: The Basics of Cooking with Mushrooms

The 101 on heating, dosing, nausea, and more.
COLUMNS

Can Psychedelics Make You Fall in Love Faster?

Psychedelics can speed up the process of falling in love—but does that love remain in tact after the trip is over?
How To

5 Ways to Trip Without Psychedelics

Turns out, you don't need psychedelics to have a psychedelic experience.
FEATURES

Redesigning Psychedelic Mushrooms to Never Cause a “Bad Trip”

The key to "good trips only" may lie in aeruginascin, the CBD of psilocybin mushrooms.
COLUMNS

Shrooms vs. Acid

Psilocybin mushrooms and LSD are among the most popular of the classic psychedelics, but do you know the difference in each of their effects?
COLUMNS

COVID-19 Isn’t Just a Medical Crisis—It’s an Existential One

As we self-quarantine for Coronavirus, we're going to have a lot of time to contemplate our world today and our roles in it.
COLUMNS

More Parents Take Psychedelics Than You Think

Parents with young children face unique stigma and consequences for coming out about their psychedelic use — but they still seek psychedelic community with other parents.
COLUMNS

Why You Should Grow Your Own Mushrooms

DIY mushroom cultivation will save you money, offer peace of mind, and strengthen your connection to nature.
FEATURES

Ketamine: The Psychedelic Painkiller that Could Halt the Opioid Crisis?

Mainstreaming ketamine as a pain management tool could help mainstream psychedelic medicine more broadly.
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Can Psychedelics Make You Polyamorous?

Psychedelics can help you recognize the infinite nature of love, but will they provide the tools to carry ethical non-monogamy?
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Did Ancient Buddhists Use Psychedelics?

Buddhists have a reputation for living drug and alcohol-free, but author Mike Crowley has found a visionary elixir called "amrita" to play no small role in early Buddhist practice.
POETRY

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The Strange Joy of Climate Change

When we move beyond denial, we might just transform.
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Beyond Mushrooms: The Mysterious, Magical World of African Plant Medicine

As one of the world's oldest inhabited regions, Africa is home to a variety of plant medicines, so why don't we know more about this kingdom of ceremony?
How To

How to Trip in New York City

NYC can be exhilarating, overwhelming, and downright magical. Here's your guide to tripping in what's arguably America's most psychedelic city.
COLUMNS

Ego Death: Everything You Should Know

Ego death can be among the most transcendent or terrifying events of a person's life. But what exactly is happening in the brain during this kind of psychedelic experience?
FEATURES

Man Magically Regains His Sense of Smell Using Psilocybin Mushrooms

Itay Nevo completely lost his sense of smell after a serious car accident. Three years later, magic mushrooms brought it back.
COLUMNS

Why I Quit Microdosing LSD

Is microdosing worth all the hype? Some psychonauts say no, arguing in favor of less frequent (macro)doses.
FEATURES

If You Could Relive the Same Exact Life You’re Living Now, Would You?

German philosopher Thomas K. Metzinger's theory of "consciousness culture" asks us to evaluate whether we're living our best lives in the most ethical way.
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Everything You Should Know About the Campaign to Decriminalize Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Dozens of localities around the country are following Oakland's example, forming their own Decriminalize Nature chapters to end prohibition around entheogenic plants and fungi.
FEATURES

Psychedelics on the Stock Exchange?

In the wake of the cannabis green rush, investors are eyeing psychedelics, while Canadian pharma company Mindmed aims to go public this March.
COLUMNS

3 Psychedelic Books to Have on Your Shelf

The essential Psychedelics 101 curriculum—with some deep cuts, too.
FEATURES

Can Ayahuasca Heal Grief?

According to a new study, the "ancestor vine" may help the bereaved cope with their loss.
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How Psychedelics Helped this Transgender Rapper and Military Vet Unlock his Creativity

"Psychedelics allowed the veil to be lifted off my mind, the strings to be cut, and for me to be free" — NOVAGAWD DeGrate
FEATURES

Are DMT Vape Pens Safe to Use?

Several cannabis vape pens have been linked to a new, life-threatening lung disease, but are DMT vape pens any better?
COLUMNS

“Gracias Compañera”: Inside Mexico’s International Zapatista Feminist Summit

The women-only gathering in the Chiapas highlands lures women from around the world to fight the patriarchy, and rail against femicide.
FEATURES

Why More Therapists Need to Learn About Psychedelics—Now

Ten percent of Americans have tried a psychedelic—but are mainstream mental health professionals prepared to help them after their trip?
COLUMNS

Using Psychedelics to Heal from Sexual Trauma

Psychedelics are promising tools to help survivors reprocess their experience and heal from PTSD.
FEATURES

Breaking : Santa Cruz City Council Votes to Decriminalize Entheogenic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz is now the second jurisdiction in California to pass a Decriminalize Nature Initiative, and the third in the country to decriminalize mushrooms.
COLUMNS

What Does It Mean to “Be Here Now?”

One man tackles an age-old question—and comes upon insights, beneficial to us all.
FEATURES

Why MDMA Will Likely Be Legal Before Weed

Despite the cannabis movement's gains in jurisdictions around the country, MDMA is further along in the process to become a prescription medication.
COLUMNS

What Permaculture Teaches Us About Psychedelics

Permaculture helps us recognize systemic patterns and relationships—here's how that applies to the psychedelic movement.
FEATURES

You Can Now Buy a Microdosing Kit Online

Canadian company Microdelics offers ready-made kits containing the acid analog, 1P-LSD.
Q & A

Futurist Jason Silva on Psychedelics and the Paradigm Shift That’s Changing Everything

Silva's new podcast Flow Sessions takes listeners on a deep dive inside his mind.
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I Love You—Let’s Trip Together

Psychedelics help couples work through issues of intimacy and communication
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Will Shroom Dispensaries Become a Thing Anytime Soon?

With the decriminalization of psilocybin, it's hard not to wonder whether magic mushrooms will follow the path of cannabis.
FEATURES

More Patients Could Have Access to MDMA Therapy—Before the FDA Approves It

For the first time since MDMA was made illegal, patients may have "expanded access" outside a clinical setting.
COLUMNS

Goodbye, Ram Dass. We Love You.

Ram Dass was ready to die. Here's how we can honor his legacy.
FEATURES

Beautiful and Grotesque Sculptures On the Burden of Womanhood

Chinese Artist Lin Tianmiao draws attention to the oppression of women’s bodies with contorted figures and elaborate costuming
How To

How to Trip Sit

"Holding space" isn't exclusive to psychedelics, but it can determine the difference between a transformative trip and a challenging one.
COLUMNS

Prescription Psychedelics are Almost Here—But Western Medicine Isn’t Ready

A paradigm shift needs to happen as psychedelics go legal. PEACH—Psychedelic Education and Community Healing—is the path forward.
FEATURES

5 Women in Psychedelics You Should Know About

Badass women making waves in the psychedelic movement, from research to drug policy reform
COLUMNS

The Meaning of Life—According to Neuroscience

A modern spin on an old argument.
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What’s Lost When Psychedelic Mushrooms Become Synthetic Psilocybin

For research in the United States, volunteers typically get the synthetic version of psychedelics. Does that matter?
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The Ayahuasca Privilege

Ayahuasca may be incredibly healing—but most people can't afford it.
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Jewish and Transgender

The journey to authenticity means reconciling the various parts of who we are
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Play Parties and Psychedelics: Magic or Mistake?

Sex on psychedelics can be mind-blowing, but integrating the combination into the play scene can be risky.
FEATURES

Where are All the Queer People?

The mental health field has historically neglected the LGBTQI+ community. Psychedelic research has been no exception—until now.
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There’s Now a Federal Psychedelic Lobby

They started in Denver—and they're taking the movement nationwide
FEATURES

Why You Need to be Careful About the Ketamine Clinic You Choose

Ketamine could pave the way for legal psychedelics—if careless clinics don’t get in the way
COLUMNS

How the Psychedelic Community Can (Actually) Create a Better World

It's time to move beyond the personal healing narrative
Q & A

Rick Strassman on DMT and the Mystical State

Before we claim that spiritual experiences heal, we must agree on what a spiritual experience is.
FEATURES

The Function of Awe

About sixty percent of Americans say they’re worried about climate change—so why aren’t they doing anything about it?
FEATURES

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $150k to Legalize Medical Psilocybin in Oregon

In 2020, Oregon could become the first state with legal psilocybin clinics.
How To

What You Need to Know About Smoking Weed While Tripping

A lot of people do it—but should you?
FEATURES

This Company is Developing a Drug Based on Ibogaine for the Opioid Crisis

18-MC allegedly puts an end to unhealthy cravings while sparing patients a brutal trip
FEATURES

Canada Now Has Psilocybin Dispensaries

Welcome to the future
BEYOND WORDS

Watch the Vibrations of Ayahuasca Songs Projected on Water

Contemporary Artist Naziha Mestaoui uses technology to make the invisible visible
Q & A

On Being’s Krista Tippett on Her Own Spiritual Journey

The radio host answers the questions she's spent her career asking others
Q & A

Alex Grey on His Journey to Finding God

"We need to quickly understand that this is a sacred world. That is the message of psychedelics."
FEATURES

The Inherent Queerness of Psychedelics

Author Bett Williams' winding road to finding mushrooms—and herself.

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