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The Systemic Culture Problems of the Psychedelics Industry

Without a core shift in the overall aims, economics and power-dynamics at play, psychedelics communities will not cease to be toxic and harmful for many who inhabit them. What is needed is an upheaval of the basic operations and ways of doing business, which have long served a small few while overlooking many.

Reflections after watching Oakland, CA decriminalize nature

My reflections on this historic milestone and what questions follow. Oakland, CA decriminalized nature Wednesday! Congratulations to everyone at Decriminalize Nature who contributed to the work of destigmatizing psilocybin containing mushrooms, iboga, ayahuasca and mescaline containing cacti. It was an honor to be present for such a historic event. Bravo! I was really touched to witness the …

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A conversation about Intersectionality in the psychedelic community

Intersectionality is a theoretical framework, coined and developed by ‎Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw for understanding how aspects of one’s social and political identities (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.) might combine to create unique modes of discrimination. This article is a theoretical conversation recorded between two cis white activists to further the dialogue around inclusivity in …

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How Social and Climate Justice Activism is Psychedelic

Some people discover nonduality in college, or while reading Eckhart Tolle, maybe in meditation or yoga, within a relationship, in the throes of an intense ayahuasca experience, or at the peak of a mountain. I realized it on the floor of a jail cell beneath a flickering fluorescent light.

Where Eco-Feminism and Psychedelics Meet

Meet Cosmic Sister founder Zoe Helene, who coined the phrase Psychedelic Feminism and offers a series of grants that help promote more women’s voices in the field of psychedelics and cannabis, and that support women to experience traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon.

Psychedelics & Sexual Healing: A Talk with Dee Dee Goldpaugh

We spoke with Dee Dee Goldpaugh, a featured speaker for the Sexuality Speakers Series (a monthly sexual education series by the creators of the Alt Sex Conference) presenting on the therapeutic use of psychedelics in treating sexual dysfunction and trauma on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in New York City.

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