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Elixirs as the Antidote to Promote Self-Healing

By Jhena Waring Elixirs Boost the Body’s Capacity to Recuperate Elixirs are not juices or kombucha; they are natural drinks that nurture the body. Antidote Healing is an ethical vegan company selling natural elixirs sourced from the highest grade ingredients. From recyclable packaging to profit kickback initiatives and their remedial plant-based beverages, it’s a business …

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Psychedelics and Spirituality: Shining Light on the Mystery Surrounding Entheogens

By Sandra Nomoto The title of this book describes it quite accurately. Edited by Dr. Thomas B. Roberts, Psychedelics and Spirituality is a collection of essays, speeches, and stories that reveal how the psychedelics conversation inherently includes one about spirituality. This is the third book sponsored by the Council on Spiritual Practices, which published two …

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Psilocybin Dreams: A Brief Reflection on Life With the Mushroom

By Clinton Kaley The mountain of clouds towers over me as I lie in the field. I can still taste the earthy, cardboard flavor of the mushrooms in my mouth. The periphery of my vision circles ominously, prodding me, balking. I watch the clouds gather into a form: four arms, a long blade clutched in …

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Familial Ties: Drinking Ayahuasca With My Family

WHAT A SOLO TRIP TO PERU TAUGHT ME ABOUT MASCULINE CONNECTION In October of 2019, I, a spiritually curious psychonaut, traveled alone to the Andean mountains of Peru to drink a potent psychedelic plant medicine known as Ayahuasca. During the course of my travels, I encountered a series of profoundly moving spiritual and emotionally healing …

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Using Ibogaine to Treat My Opiate Addiction

The opiate crisis gripping North America is a complex issue that effects many social and socio-economic matters, such as homelessness, healthcare, crime, housing, unemployment and welfare. The current solutions, such as harm reduction and methadone, though better than nothing, are not fully effective or sustainable. Some people turn to extreme measures to try and circumvent …

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An Artist’s Psilocybin Journey: Terror, Tears and Redemption

Between bouts of crying, and with friends holding him on either side, Paul* choked down the capsules for his third and final trip, two at a time. “At first I spit them out.” The fear of subjecting himself again to sheer terror was too much. “Getting myself to take those pills that day was, without …

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