Category Archives: Ayahuasca

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 […]

Ayahuasca vs. Other Psychedelics: The Final Showdown

These days, psychedelics are getting rave reviews from all sorts of people. From mental health professionals to ethical celebrities, these mind-altering substances are endowing people with visual, auditory, and psychological experiences that go beyond this consciousness. These experiences, or “trips,” alter your normal state of awareness to give you profound insights into who you are […]

Should I Ever Try Ayahuasca If Mental Illness Runs In My Family?

Ayahuasca may be life-changing (and even miraculous) for some people, but there are psychotic episodes and long-term side effects associated with using this all-powerful medicine. These accounts are rare but often involve users with a personal or family history of mental illness—which begs the question: should you try this psychedelic if schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, […]

How Often Should I Trip Ayahuasca For Optimal Therapeutic Effect?

When it comes to ayahuasca, the short answer to how often you should trip is “it depends.” The long answer is more complicated and needs some elaborate explanations. There’s no doubt that the ayahuasca drink offers a plethora of therapeutic benefits—spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. Some even say a single session is worth more than […]