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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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.
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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

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?