Alan Shoemaker has been learning how to work with ayahuasca and San Pedro for over 20 years through apprenticing with shamans in Ecuador and Peru, and currently hosts the annual International Amazonian Shamanism conference in Iquitos. Here he describes his curandero initiation, and in it recalls an interesting out of body journey to retrieve specific information.
Jungle Svonni has been wrongly accused of a crime. He has been acquitted twice. But still the threats from the Swedish State continue. He is currently awaiting a third trial. This is a story about the struggle for recognition...And for the right of a people to express their own culture as they see fit; to tell their own story.
Dr. Rick Strassman is widely known for his pioneering study on the effects of DMT on human volunteers, chronicled in his book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, that played a key role in jump starting psychedelic drug research after a 20 year hiatus. In addition to later co-authoring Inner Paths to Outer Space in 2008, he has finished a new book, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy, and released this sneak peak of the first chapter.
In this article, James Oroc gives a fascinating overview of Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin's life and contributions to the psychedelic revolution. From the popularization of MDMA, which became synonymous with electronic dance music and fuels the ever-growing rave culture of today, to an unnoted secretive hand in making sure that the LSD culture persisted through the sixties and beyond.