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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.
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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.
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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?
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

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

Shhh

FEATURES

The Strange Joy of Climate Change

When we move beyond denial, we might just transform.
FEATURES

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

Everything You Should Know About Ego Death

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.
FEATURES

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.
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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.
FEATURES

I Love You—Let’s Trip Together

Psychedelics help couples work through issues of intimacy and communication
FEATURES

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.
FEATURES

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?
FEATURES

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
FEATURES

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
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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?
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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

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.
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.
How To

How to Make Sense of Your Last Trip

Well, that was crazy. Now what?
BEYOND WORDS

Piatsaw

Photojournalist Nicola Ókin captures the deep resilience of indigenous communities facing extractive forces in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
FEATURES

Is Most Science News Bullshit?

Our reverence for science has led to a culture of “new findings” and sensationalistic headlines
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High Stakes

The cannabis industry has drifted from its grassroots values. Will the psychedelic field learn from its mistakes?

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