Posted on Nov 07, 2017

Mescaline and the Mother Earth pt 3: A Harsh Lesson From Pachamama

Posted in Culture

"Everything sounded discordant -- from the dogs barking to the men shouting at each other, it felt like I was walking through some sort of hellish vortex that I would never escape from. The concept of time seemed irrelevant at that point, and I began to think I had made a terrible, terrible mistake and would never leave this hellish state I had stupidly put myself in."

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Posted on Oct 20, 2017

MEMBERS ONLY: Mescaline and the Mother Earth – A Return to the Amazon Jungle (Pt 1)

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After may months of trying to integrate what I had learned from four grueling and life altering Ayahuasca sessions back into Western life, I felt I needed to go back to get some questions answered. Ayahuasca had torn me to pieces and I wasn’t sure what to make of my experience, and who I was becoming afterwards. This time, it would be 'Huachuma', a cactus containing the psychedelic compound...

Posted on Jun 02, 2016

The Meaning of Life Podcast #10: The Role of Psychedelics in Society

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In this week’s episode of The Daily Banter’s Meaning of Life Podcast, Ben and Vazken discuss the role of psychedelics in western society. Current scientific research has shown the enormous therapeutic benefits psychedelics can have on illnesses like depression, anxiety and PTSD.  If this is the case why are they illegal in the United States and other Western countries? With current pressure to legalize them, do they have a...