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MODERN SHAMANISM & CONSCIOUS CULTURE

In this time of incredible change and transformation, a new generations of shamans and shamanic practices are emerging to support the awakening of the planet and collective consciousness. True shamans are able to achieve expanded states of awareness and communicate with the plant, animal, and spirit world in order to access knowledge, heal, and balance the elements as well as the material and spiritual planes. Discover the world of shamanism and the shaman within, as you learn to tap into your innate ability to access non-ordinary states of consciousness and the wisdom and power to heal.

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So You Want to Be An Ayahuasca Shaman?

Let me guess…You drank ayahuasca, had a life-changing experience, and now you want to be an ayahuasca shaman… so that you too can wake people up. You develop a plan to bring back medicine from the jungle and / or bring people down to Peru. You tell everyone you meet about your earth-shattering ayahuasca experience,…

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How to Choose an Ideal Ayahuasca Shaman, Facilitator or Retreat Center

The first step to taking the plunge into an Ayahuasca ceremony is acknowledging the internal calling. Somewhere, somehow, the awareness of this medicine and the immense benefits crosses into your consciousness, and the Spidey senses within you say – I have to try that. And so the hunt begins to find your perfect ceremony home.…

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Should You Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

Ayahuasca is one of the strongest, wildly potent psychotropic substances in the multiverse. She can catapult any brave soul who gobbles down her tea into a tirade of terror so intensely convincing, death can feel like a blessing. There are a bazillion tales of massive breakdowns caused by Ayahuasca on the web, and yet many…

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Umbandaime – Ayahuasca Meets Afro-Brazilian Mediumship

The world of shamanism is full of interesting offshoots and fascinating blends of religion, culture, plant medicines, and practices. Unique amalgamations of historical lineages, psychoactive plants, and direct spiritual experience are constantly emerging from the fertile field of practice and life-way that is shamanism. Umbandaime is one of those special cultural syntheses that has resulted…

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Ayahuasca & the Soul Quest Adventure of a Lifetime

After nearly one year of wildly visionary journeys with my medicine family, in 2004, I decided to travel to the Brazilian Amazon, hoping to connect with the indigenous shamans and experience the living tradition of ayahuasca, in a culture with an unbroken history of working with the sacred plant medicine. I was also burnt out from nearly a decade of nonprofit work and hoping to receive some insight from drinking

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How Psychedelics Saved My Life, Part 1

Had I not discovered and experienced that profound sense of Oneness, Universal love, the interconnectedness of all beings in the web of life, that LSD can elicit, I would have offed myself a long time ago. If you’d like to hear the story of how LSD saved my life, and what ultimately led me to create this site, here’s my story. Daily Racist Bullying Caused Me to Hate Myself as a Young Girl I started off life, happy and in awe of the world around me. I had no brothers or sisters but could keep myself

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Rapé – the Sacred Amazonian Snuff You Blow Up Your Nose

Rapé – pronounced ha-PAY – is a preparation of powdered medicinal herbs, often with a tobacco base – that is taken through the nose. This practice of consuming powdered plant medicines through the nose is pre-Columbian and was first observed among the Brazilian indigenous tribes. In Europe, herbal snuff was introduced by the doctor and botanic Francisco Hernández

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Everything You Need to Know About Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca, or yagé, is an entheogenic brew that stems from the Amazon, the exact dates/place of origin are unknown, and can only be theorized. One certainty about the history of ayahuasca, is that by the mid-nineteeth century it had come to the attention of Western ethnographers, and was already wide-spread among numerous indigenous

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San Pedro: The Master Teacher and Spiritual Healer

San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi), otherwise known as the Cactus of the Four Winds, Huachuma or Saint Peter’s Cactus, is a fast growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountains – which can grow up to 20 feet high. It is usually found in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador – but is also cultivated in many other parts of the world. San Pedro has a history of being used in Andean medicine for healing and religious divination for thousands of years, and archeologists

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An Essential Understanding of Peyote

“In consciousness dwells the wondrous, with it man attains the realm beyond the material, and the Peyote tells us, where to find it.” – Antonin Artaud What is Peyote? Peyote, or Lophophora Williamsii, is a type of entheogenic cactus native to the Chihuahua desert region of Mexico and can also be found

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VISIONARY MEDICINE & CANNABIS CONSCIOUSNESS

Learn how the ancients respected and used visionary plant medicines ceremoniously to pray, commune, and heal. Discover the best ways to integrate and expand upon the ancient medicine traditions of indigenous tribes for our modern times. Explore the fascinating world of visionary medicines and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Through the grounded and responsible use of entheogenic medicines, we can tap back into our innate ability to access visionary states and divine intuition, and open up pathways for self-discovery and profound transformation and growth. 

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Can Hemp Oil Be Your Dog’s Best Medicine?

Hemp oil is quickly becoming one of the most popular supplements out there. The interesting fact is that it is also used as a supplement for pets… especially dogs and cats. But before we go into that, let’s take a step back and cover the basics… What Is Hemp Oil? Hemp oil is the product…

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Hemp Oil – Your Secret Weapon To Soothe Pain

Hemp oil might become your best friend if you are suffering from chronic pain. This is not an under-statement and government medical studies are starting to confirm this, as you will discover shortly. What Is Hemp Oil? Hemp oil is a product of the plant called “Cannabis sativa”. Although it is the same plant from…

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3 Big Reasons Why Hemp Oil Is Your Skin’s Best Friend

Hemp oil might just be the next “big thing” in natural skin care. In fact, hemp oil is already used in lotions, shampoos, conditioners, sunscreens, lip balms and other products for the skin. It is also used as a gentle makeup remover. What Is Hemp Oil? Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds, one of…

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Hemp Oil vs Cannabis Oil – A Detailed Comparison

“Hemp oil” is a term that is grossly misunderstood in the circles of health-conscious people. Before we dive deeper into the comparison between hemp oil and cannabis oil, let us clear the air on the biggest misconception regarding these two. Is Hemp Oil The Same As Cannabis Oil? Hemp oil is NOT the same product…

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How to Have an Amazing Magic Mushroom Trip – in 9 Easy Steps

Magic mushrooms have been used by indigenous peoples around the world for healing, prayer, and divination for at least 10,000 years. In the 1960s, psilocybin mushrooms were popularized as a recreational drug after R. Gordon Wasson, a vice president of JP Morgan, traveled to Mexico with a photographer to the mud hut of the Mazatec…

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The Easy Guide On How To Identify Psilocybin Mushrooms

How To Safely Identify Psilocybin Mushrooms Have you ever heard of people ending up in the ER due to mushroom poisoning? These frequent accidents occur due to the fact that people think they “know” which mushrooms are safe to eat and which are not. Reality shows us that many of them are wrong. Things get…

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What Are Psilocybin Mushrooms And How Can They Help You?

What Are Psilocybin Mushrooms? Psilocybin mushrooms are one of the oldest and most sacred medicines in the world. They have been used by many ancient cultures such as the Aztecs and other prehistoric nomadic tribes (which left for posterity the paintings in the caves in Algeria, for example). These “magic mushrooms”, as they have been…

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What Should You Expect From A Magic Mushroom Experience?

Have you always wanted to try magic mushrooms, but worried about what to expect? Given that the range of experiences people have range from amazingly life-changing to terrifying, it’s no doubt that many people are hesitant to consume this ancient indigenous medicine. Magic mushrooms refer to all mushrooms which have psychoactive ingredients which induce psychedelic…

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How to Have a Conscious Relationship with Cannabis

The increasing push for legal weed all over the world is giving rise to an estimated $6.7 billion dollar industry in cannabis products, from edibles to oils. As cannabis gains greater and greater recognition as a therapeutic substance to naturally treat ailments, and weed climbs the ladder towards legal freedom, it’s time we took a…

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Meet EntheoNation at Psychedelic Science 2017

If you are going to MAPS’ Psychedelic Science Conference 2017 in Oakland, CA, you are invited to connect with the EntheoNation community of visionaries. How to Connect with EntheoNation The best way to connect with EntheoNation is to join our private FB message group. This is a high-caliber, curated group of inflluencers in the psychedelic…

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Can Ayahuasca Really Treat PTSD?

Ayahuasca Treats PTSD I was having a great discussion with Julie Megler, a board-certified nurse practitioner, and one of team members of ERIE – (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education based in San Francisco), on whether ayahuasca can truly be used to treat PTSD for war veterans. Julie has been studying the potential use of ayahuasca…

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Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Psilocybin Mushrooms

Are you ready to enter the fascinating world of psilocybin mushrooms? First, what are psilocybin mushrooms? They are a special type of mushrooms (which are also called, more frequently, “magic mushrooms”) which contain psychoactive compounds. More specifically, these little brown and white mushrooms have the potential to completely change your outlook on life, both on…

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TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGY

We are reaching an unprecedented time in modern technological developments. Through the power of the internet and transformational tools, we can leverage technology to activate planetary transformation, lead evolutionary companies, and develop creative solutions to the world’s most pressing concerns. Scientific and technological advancements can be our ally as we endeavor to rapidly transform the world, and our consciousness.

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What are Isochronic Tones?

What are Isochronic Tones? Artwork by Louis Dyer Isochronic tones are an emerging brain entrainment technology that are reportedly helping many people improve their cognitive performance, enhance states of meditation, decrease anxiety, and increase IQ. This relatively new field can be compared with other effective brain entrainment tools such as binaural beats. Isochronic tones and…

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Binaural Beats vs. Isochronic Tones

Binaural Beats vs. Isochronic Tones   What are brain entrainment technologies? If you are looking to accelerate your neural capacities and optimize your meditation, then you’ve no doubt encountered one of the many brain entrainment technologies that have hit the market over the past couple of decades. Things like isochronic tones, binaural beats, and minaural…

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What are Binaural Beats?

What are Binaural Beats? Binaural beats is a term describing a fascinating process that takes place in the brain when our ears are presented with a certain kind of audio stimulus. These measured changes in the brain have led scientists and researchers to discover how to use sound to alter our brain waves; a method…

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CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS & SACRED SEXUALITY

For people on the cutting edge of awakening, relationships of all kinds are going through a major re-modeling and evolutionary paradigm shift. In these shifting times, how can we more consciously relate to our partners, coworkers, family members and the world at large?  We are re-defining our relationships to be more symbiotic with our life's purpose and our greater goals for transformation and growth. As we learn to engage with our life force energy in a more conscious way, our sexual expression becomes a sacred practice that opens a pathway for greater expression of our true essence. Learn from the world's top experts in sacred sexuality and conscious relationships how to access and activate your potential for ecstatic loving relationships.

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7 Keys to Using Weed for Sacred Sex

Forget Viagra. Did you know that marijuana is one of the oldest known aphrodisiacs in the world? When you are high on weed, all your senses are heightened. Physical touch is amplified, massage feels amazing, oral sex feels exquisite…. and orgasms are out of this world. Face it, sex on weed with a stoner you…

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26 The Burning Man Relationship Survival Guide | Philippe Lewis

Philippe Lewis, the Exquisite Lover, is a Sex & Intimacy Coach, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Trained Somatica Practitioner, and Epic Event Producer. For the last 18 years, he has been exploring relationships, intimacy, sensuality and sexuality with individuals and communities through teaching, writing, coaching and (sexy) events with the goal of growing men and women into…

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25 Psychedelic Love, Surviving Burning Man | Julie Megler & Larry Norris

Larry Norris is the founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education). ERIE is a group dedicated to entheogenic research and the development of integration tools, as well as bringing diverse entheogenic speakers, practitioners, and researchers to share their wisdom with the San Francisco/Bay Area communiy. This summer Larry

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13 Entheon: What Happens When Visionary Soulmates Trip Together | Alex & Allyson Grey

The mystic paintings of Alex Grey articulate realms of psychedelic visionary consciousness, revealing interwoven energies of body and soul, love and spirit, illuminating the anatomical core of each being. Alex’s visual meditations on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, have reached millions through his five books

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11 Love, Sex, What Men Want, What Women Want | Philippe Lewis

Philippe Lewis is a Love Coach, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Trained Somatica Practitioner, and Epic Event Producer. For the last 18 years, he has been exploring love, relationships, intimacy, sensuality and sexuality with individuals and communities through teaching, writing, coaching and (sexy) events with the goal of growing men and women into better lovers and better…

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INDIGENOUS CULTURE

In many parts of the world, indigenous cultures still live and thrive, carrying on the traditions and practices of their ancient ancestors. There is much we can learn from the shamanic practices of tribal societies that still relate as a connected whole, closely communing with the earth and the elements. From initiatory rites to healing chants, indigenous cultures hold deep gems of wisdom about our earth, our bodies, and each other. 

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Iboga Medicine – Psychedelic Healing the Bwiti Way

Iboga is one of the most psychedelic plant medicines in the world, and can can refer to many plants in the Apocynaceae family of perennial rainforest shrubs with psychoactive properties, including Tabernanthe iboga, Tabernanthe manii, and Voacanga africana. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses.…

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The Fascinating History Of Psilocybin Mushrooms

What Are Psilocybin Mushrooms? Psychedelic medicine have a fascinating history – and psilocybin mushrooms are not an exception. What are psilocybin mushrooms? They are a special type of mushrooms which contain particular chemical substances with psychoactive properties. More specifically, the substances called “psilocybin” and “psilocin” are the main chemical agents behind the psychoactive and psychedelic…

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Kambo Frog Medicine: An Unconventional Path to Healing

Ouch! I practically jump out of my skin as the medicine woman burns me with a stick. She does this twice more. She then spits on a piece of bamboo, vigorously scrubbing it with a small knife. As she scrapes, small globules that resemble boogers start to form. She then applies the blobs to my…

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Huichol People – An Ancient Unbroken Lineage of Healers

The Huichol People are a rare breed when it comes to North American shamanic traditions. Unlike most indigenous populations of this region, which have undergone some degree of death, transformation or fragmentation post-Columbus, the Huichol maintain an unbroken lineage which extends back to the earliest roots of their tribal heritage. The Huichol People refer to…

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Indigenous Tribes Promote Sustainable Solutions

Indigenous People are humanity’s connection to the land and to its’ history. Whether it is through an understanding of plant-medicine, ceremony, or stewarding the land, we all have a lot to learn from tribal communities. Long before Bill Mollison coined the term Permaculture, natives were living and working in harmony with the natural elements in…

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Amazon Jungle Survival Guide – For Visiting Tribes in the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon jungle is an amazing place, lush, green, full of life. It’s one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Which is why it may feel like everything is trying to eat you. Travel in the Amazon can be slow and unpredictable, due to heavy rains, no roads, lack of regular transportation, and the fact that gasoline is like gold. Almost all travel is done by river, and the only way to get to many Indian villages

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Get an Extreme Tribal Makeover at the Yawanawá Festival

Tribal festivals are a great way to immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of the Amazon Basin. Tribes like the Yawanawá, Huni Kui and the Kuntanawa in the state of Acre, Brazil, like to host festivals and welcome outside visitors. Festivals like these are the fantastic events to attend because you get to see and participate

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Yawanawá – The People of the Wild Boar

The Yawanawá is a group belonging to the Pano linguistic family which, nowadays, occupies the Gregório River Indigenous Land. Its community is, in fact, a conjunction of people that includes members from other groups: Shawãdawa (Arara), Iskunawa, Rununawa, Sainawa, and Katukina. This configuration is the result of a dynamic common to many Pano

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Rapé – the Sacred Amazonian Snuff You Blow Up Your Nose

Rapé – pronounced ha-PAY – is a preparation of powdered medicinal herbs, often with a tobacco base – that is taken through the nose. This practice of consuming powdered plant medicines through the nose is pre-Columbian and was first observed among the Brazilian indigenous tribes. In Europe, herbal snuff was introduced by the doctor and botanic Francisco Hernández

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23 Iboga: Kicking Heroin Addiction with the Ultimate Ancestral Trip | Elizabeth Bast & Chor Boogie

Elizabeth Bast serves as a writer, poet, yoga teacher, yogic life-style coach, visual & performance artist, fusion temple dancer, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. Chor Boogie a.k.a. Joaquin Lamar Hailey is an internationally acclaimed spray-paint artist. His visionary murals

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22 Western Shamans, Sacred Tea Servers & Charlatans | Rak Razam

Rak Razam is the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. A writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture. Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion…

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21 Icaros, Shaman Songs & Plant Music | Susana Bustos

Susana Bustos, PhD, is a transpersonal counselor, professor of psychology, and independent researcher on the entheogenic shamanic traditions of the Americas. Her main body of research and clinical work has focused on Peruvian Amazonian Vegetalismo practices, particularly on the effects of song (icaros) and plant diets on healing processes, as well as on the integration of experiences with plant medicines

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[+] What rapé (pronounced ha-PAY) actually is - no, it’s not always yopo

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