Why Is Ayahuasca Called the Mother/Grandmother?

Whether you’re chummy with your mother or estranged from her, drinking ayahuasca can make you feel loved, valued, cared for, and appreciated—on a different level. It’s one reason this mysterious, sacred substance is also known as the “Mother” or “Grandmother.” It nurtures and treats physical, mental, social, and spiritual crises, but just how motherly is […]

The Afterglow of Ayahuasca and How It May Cure Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a hell of a disorder. Of course, we all feel nervous during intense social interactions or situations. But people diagnosed with this disorder feel that way, no matter how insignificant the interaction is. This severe fear can be stressful and shake up your entire existence, disrupting your personal and professional lives, not […]

The Role Ayahuasca Plays in Psychedelic Feminism

As soon as you get interested in ayahuasca, you’ll find that communities and ceremonies are very male-centric (or androcentric). From the shamans to the setting, everything is extremely masculine and doesn’t consider women who may be attracted to the psychoactive brew. Psychedelic feminism enters and changes the narrative. This movement promotes gender diversity in psychedelic […]

Top 30 Ayahuasca Books to Guide You on Your Journey

Since Western interest shifted to the mysterious ayahuasca, tourists, explorers, scientists, and ethnobotanist researchers have trooped to the Amazon rainforest to understand it. They’ve uncovered its spiritual history, scientific make-up, and therapeutic benefits. Users of this mystic brew have written books to share the inspiration that led to their journey and the outcome of their […]

The Neuroscience of Ayahuasca: A Drink and Your Brain

Ayahuasca is Silicon Valley’s latest drug choice, and for good reason. It’s going head-to-head with other psychedelics and showing that it’s worthy of more praise and attention. Many scientists and health professionals have tested the psychoactive brew. Some have even had personal ayahuasca experiences, and they always come back with high praise because of its […]