Daily Archives: Friday, April 23, 2021

How to Talk About Psychedelic Therapy With Your Parents

Whether you’ve already embarked on a personal journey with psychedelic healing, are considering it, or are about to begin, you may be wondering how you’ll talk to your parent or parents about it. Since psychedelic work is a sacred and unique process, it requires discernment in who you process and share your experience with. If […]

Beyond Conception: Psychedelics and Pregnancy

Psychedelics and Pregnancy

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are in the midst of a mental health crisis. But what might be less commonly known is that we are also in the midst of a maternal health crisis. Over the past several decades, the maternal mortality rate has been steadily rising, with over 20.1 deaths per 100,000 […]

The Ayahuasca Diet: What Is It and Why Do It?

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Anyone who has looked into drinking ayahuasca, the sacred Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, has probably come across the concept of the dieta (diet). The ayahuasca diet is a set of guidelines for physical and psychological preparation that people are highly encouraged to adhere to prior to this type of ceremony. While the extent to which you […]

Mescaline and the Roots of Modern Psychedelia

Mescaline and the history of psychedelia

Mescaline is a naturally occurring alkaloid found in the peyote and San Pedro cacti of North and South America. The substance is closely intertwined with the history of psychedelics and was one of the main inspirations for psychiatrist Humphry Osmond, who first coined the term psychedelic in 1957. Psychedelic comes from two Greek words, ψυχή […]

Ibogaine Decriminalization in America: Pros and Cons

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Ibogaine has a long history of use and prohibition in the United States. Federally, ibogaine is a Schedule I substance (meaning ibogaine is illegal and carries the strictest legal consequences) and those looking for ibogaine treatment usually end up at treatment centers in Mexico or Central America, where ibogaine is unscheduled. However, inspired by advocates […]

What is Bwiti? Get to Know Iboga

A forest in Gabon, where Bwiti tribes live and iboga is grown.

A Conservation About Bwiti and iboga with David “Okoukwe” Stetson David Stetson is an iboga and ibogaine provider. He was initiated into a Bwiti tribe in 2007 while living in Gabon, where he also learned to play the Bwiti musical instruments. He went on to work at treatment centers in Costa Rica and Mexico and […]

Muslim Art: Have Psychedelics Impacted Islamic Art Forms? Are Psychedelics Considered Halal?

Islamic Centre Hubbul Wathan Mattaram offers a bird’s eye view of the central dome and four towering spires in stunning gold and turquoise hues.

Psychedelic art is known for its recreation of themes that are geometric, often colorful, with intricate repeating patterns—like looking through a child’s kaleidoscope. In Islam, these artistic ornamentations—called arabesques—crop up in stained glass, tapestries, architecture, furniture carvings and laid into intricate mosaics. Mandalas in Tibetan, Navajo, and other cultures or religious traditions are similar in their […]

The Hardest Part of Ibogaine that No One Talks About: What is a “Grey Day” and Will I Have One?

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What is an Ibogaine Grey Day and Will I Have One? Ibogaine is More than Visions Ibogaine is a complex alkaloid originating from the root bark of the West African shrub Tabernanthe iboga. Iboga is known for its use among the Bwiti people of Gabon for celebrations, spiritual awakening, healing, initiation rights, and practical uses […]

Is it Safe to Buy Ibogaine Online?

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Buying Ibogaine Online What is Ibogaine Used For? Ibogaine is a psychoactive substance derived from the root bark of the perennial shrub Tabernanthe iboga, most commonly found in Gabon and other West African countries such as Cameroon. The iboga root bark has been used for centuries by members of the Bwiti tribes and the Pygmies […]

MDMA Test Kits: Where To Buy One, Effectivacy, and Why You Might Need One

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Medical Editor: Dr. Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq In the 1970s, MDMA played a useful role in couples therapy, but was banned by the DEA in 1985 and listed as a Schedule I substance. However, by 2023, MDMA-assisted therapy could be FDA-approved for the treatment of PTSD. Currently, due to prohibition and the war on […]

Why Do People Use Ibogaine?

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Ibogaine, a naturally occurring psychoactive indole alkaloid from the root bark of Tabernanthe iboga, is well known for its ability to eliminate opiate withdrawal symptoms and to reduce drug-seeking behavior in animal trials and observational studies on humans. And while psychedelics like psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA are generally more widely regarded for their psychotherapeutic benefits, […]

Opportunities for Accountability and Ethics in the Ibogaine Industry

ibogaine ethics and accountability

What Does Accountability Have To Do With Ibogaine? Ibogaine is a psychedelic drug that has been used for decades to treat substance use disorders. However, the high price of ibogaine and the lack of regulation among providers have resulted in safety and accountability issues that deserve a deeper conversation. There is no shortage of topics […]