Psychedelics

A psychedelic is any substance that produces a profoundly altered state of consciousness, and a sense of expansion of perception. They typically (but not always) work by affecting the serotonin system in the brain, but most importantly can induce mystical or spiritual experiences in those who take them.

Psychedelics can include both plant medicines (like ayahuasca or peyote) and synthetic substances (like LSD and ketamine). Arguably, any substance that can evoke profound changes in consciousness could potentially be grouped psychedelics – such as cannabis and MDMA.

The common factor with all psychedelics is their power to show people a very different way of seeing the world, and their potential to catalyze profound personal transformation.

The Seeker’s Guide to Amanita Muscaria

Amanita muscaria

The Seeker’s Guide to Amanita MuscariaThere is, perhaps, no species of mushroom that has inspired as much folklore and purveyed as much mystery as the picture-perfect Amanita muscaria. From age-old Siberian shamans through the Vedic soma, Nordic vikings, and ancient Romans, to Super Mario World, Alice in Wonderland, and the story of Santa Claus, it’s…

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The Seeker’s Guide to Changa

The Seeker’s Guide ToChanga”Smokable Ayahuasca”With the growing popularity of ayahuasca, it’s no surprise that changa is also seeing an explosion of interest. Referred to as “smokable ayahuasca,” changa is a smoking mixture infused with DMT, invented by ethnobotanist Julian Palmer.Changa is said to provide people with a glimpse into the ayahuasca experience, without requiring a…

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