Category Archives: Psychedelics and Spirituality

Teachings of Ayahuasca – Creation, Death, Rebirth, and 15 Essential Life Lessons

By Juliet Tang, Wake Up World

My Beloved Teacher

Of all the spiritual teachers I have worked with, ayahuasca has been the most powerful, the wisest, as well as the toughest. Her love for you is so great that she will again and again take you down the rabbit holes and the darkest places inside of you until the lessons are learned and mastered.

This article is based on my personal account of working with this powerful medicine during one of my ceremonies though no two journeys are ever alike even for the same person, so I share it with great respect and humility knowing no words can adequately capture what I experienced.

In this time and space dimension, ayahuasca is known to be an entheogenic traditional South American brew that is ingested for healing and spiritual awakening. To me, she is my beloved spiritual teacher and life coach who has taken me to heaven, hell, the universe and beyond — to ensure that I remember my true essence. Continue reading Teachings of Ayahuasca – Creation, Death, Rebirth, and 15 Essential Life Lessons

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These 5 Psychedelic Drugs Provide Profound Psychological Benefits

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Since the 60s, psychedelics have had a reputation as drugs that hurt rather than help the mind. New research suggests this mindset could be incorrect.

To the dismay of anti-drug crusaders, studies are finding the drugs on this list to help their users cope with common psychological problems. Simply put; they’re good for the mind.

Scientific American reports that research into psychedelic drugs increased substantially after Albert Hoffman discovered LSD. (1)

The effects of these drugs on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction (among other mental health issues) would’ve been well-known back then were it not for the “increasing government conservatism” of the time, Scientific American reports. This created a decades-long halt in research. Fortunately, scientists and researchers are once again studying these drugs’ mental health benefits. (1)

Continue reading These 5 Psychedelic Drugs Provide Profound Psychological Benefits

Graham Hancock – The War On Consciousness

By Graham Hancock, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

We are told that the “War on Drugs” is being waged, on our behalf, by our governments and their armed bureaucracies and police forces, to save us from ourselves. “Potential for abuse and harm” are supposed to be the criteria by which the use of drugs is suppressed—the greater a drug’s potential for abuse and harm, the greater and more vigorous the degree of suppression, and the more draconian the penalties applied against its users.

In line with this scheme drugs are typically ranked into a hierarchy: Schedules I, II, and III in the US, Classes A, B, and C in the UK, and so on and so forth all around the world. Thus, to be arrested for possession of a Schedule I or Class A drug results in heavier penalties than possession of a Schedule III or Class C drug. Generally if a drug is deemed to have some currently accepted medical use it is likely to be placed in a lower schedule than if it has none, notwithstanding the fact that it may have potential for abuse or harm. In the absence of any recognized therapeutic effects, drugs that are highly addictive, such as heroin or crack cocaine, or drugs that are profoundly psychotropic, including hallucinogens such as LSD, psilocybin, or DMT, are almost universally placed in the highest schedules and their use attracts the heaviest penalties. Continue reading Graham Hancock – The War On Consciousness

Is Ayahuasca a Drug?

By Jeanae White, The Mind Unleashed

Drugs. They’re bad, right?

Well, let me begin by stating that when I ask the question ‘is ayahuasca a drug?’ I don’t mean the literal definition of the word which Oxford Dictionaries defines as “a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.” Continue reading Is Ayahuasca a Drug?

Right Before Her Death She Agreed To Have LSD, Psilocybin & MDMA – The Result Was Beautiful

via Collective Evolution

Mara Howell was in pain, the type of pain so severe it found her bedridden in a hospital at 33 years old. Cancer was killing her.

Conventional pain killers weren’t providing any relief. She tried them all, opioids, methadone, IV ethanol, and more, but to no avail. On top of the physical pain, Mara was also battling severe depression and anxiety, wrote April Short in her article, Psychedelics Could Change The Way We Die. Continue reading Right Before Her Death She Agreed To Have LSD, Psilocybin & MDMA – The Result Was Beautiful

The Sacred Contribution of the Mazatec Shaman to the Spiritual World

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via Earth We Are One

There was a time when shamanic ceremonies played a key role in a society. Such rituals involved the consumption of different herbs under the supervision of the shaman who acted as a spiritual guide for those overwhelmed by the strong effects of their alternative medicine.


The Aztec Empire is renowned for its many ‘exotic’ practices that involved mushrooms, the special kind. They called them ‘teonanácatl’ which stands for ‘god mushrooms’. Using these powerful instruments, Aztec spiritual leaders were communing with their deities, or other powerful spirits from an alternative plane of existence. Continue reading The Sacred Contribution of the Mazatec Shaman to the Spiritual World

Cannabis: Religious Reverence Throughout History – Part 1/2

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

If you still think cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medicinal or spiritual benefits, read ahead and try to keep an open mind toward a misunderstood plant that’s been revered throughout history and was only outlawed in the past century.

Millions of people who’ve been healed by the cannabis plant are taking a stand for it and in doing so, igniting a revolution more powerful than its suppressors can handle.

We know it can heal the mind, body and spirit if used with proper intention, and we’re willing to defend it against those who know little about it beyond what the government and biased media outlets tell them. Continue reading Cannabis: Religious Reverence Throughout History – Part 1/2

The Christian Pastor Who Uses Magic Mushrooms to Connect With God

By Josh Mur, Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) It’s always interesting to encounter alternative narratives from insiders within an organization. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very peculiar individual. He is a church pastor who wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call him Pastor Shawn.

I met Pastor Shawn by sheer coincidence when his phone began to ring as he stood in line behind me at a local convenience store. To the delight of my own musically-fanatical self, his ringtone sang the notes of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” one of my personal favorite Dizzy songs. Naturally, I felt compelled to stir up a small conversation. Continue reading The Christian Pastor Who Uses Magic Mushrooms to Connect With God

Let’s Talk About the Role of Psychedelics in a Sane Society

By Julian Palmer, Wake Up World

In terms of how we are using psychedelics as a society, we need to ask: Where is all this going?

For those of us who take psychedelics seriously, those who see them only as a potential treatment for medical or serious psychological conditions are truly missing the point of what psychedelics can offer.

The psychological, visionary and emotional doors that psychedelics open up, innately require profound shifts in awareness and often lifestyle. Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Role of Psychedelics in a Sane Society

Microdosing With Psychedelics Boosts Your Overall Productivity, Study Reveals

From Earth We Are One

For those less experienced with psychedelics or those who tolerate but are reluctant about trying for the first time, you should consider microdosing for the many benefits it provides.


Some people might not chase at all the thrill of tripping on LSD or magic mushrooms, but rather wish to benefit from the long-term positive effects. It is possible by absorbing a minor dosage, resting assured you will not experience unexpected and unwanted vivid hallucinations that make some people to ponder on this matter. Continue reading Microdosing With Psychedelics Boosts Your Overall Productivity, Study Reveals