Psychedelic Journey

A psychedelic journey is the altered state of consciousness experienced when one consumes a psychedelic substance such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, LSD, or DMT. Depending on the substance used, a variety of different experiences can occur, ranging from heightened senses, states of euphoria or peacefulness, vivid mental imagery, and even mystical or spiritual encounters. A person can also experience a "bad trip," which can include feelings of anxiety, paranoia, agitation, confusion, or even psychotic episodes. While some believe that difficult trips can be doorways to important growth opportunities, it is highly recommended that anyone seeking a psychedelic experience is aware of the risks and does so with a “trip sitter,” someone who can keep an eye on the person and ensure they remain safe while journeying.


Dennis McKenna: Ayahuasca vs. Mushrooms

Ayahuasca vs mushrooms - Dennis McKenna on DMT & Psilocybin, and the importance of setting.


Dennis McKenna—The Psychedelic Pioneer: How Plant Medicine Can Save Humanity | London Real

Dennis McKenna is the American ethnopharmacologist, author, and psychedelic expert. Across the past 4 decades he has been a pioneer in psychedelic discovery and the use of plant medicines, including psilocybin, DMT, and Ayahuasca, alongside his late brother Terence McKenna.


Dennis McKenna: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been (Portland Psychedelic Conference 2018)

This is a recording from Portland Psychedelic Conference 2018


My History With Ayahuasca 1/3 (DMT: The Spirit Molecule) | Bia Labate

From DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2011)


Honoring The Indigenous Roots Of The Psychedelic Movement | Bia Labate

A presentation and discussion on the continuities and discontinuities between the world of sacred plants and that of psychedelic science.


MINDSET Lecture Series: Natalie Ginsberg, MSW

Natalie Ginsberg, MSW, discusses ayahuasca and the healing potential of psychedelics for intergenerational trauma in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


Dr Jeremy Narby - Ayahuasca Rollercoaster

Jeremy is an anthropologist and a leading author and investigator of intelligence in nature and the traditional knowledge systems of indigenous Amazonian peoples. His books include ‘The Cosmic Serpent’, ‘Intelligence in Nature’ and ‘Shamans Through Time’.


Can Ayahuasca Promote Peace in the Middle East? Conversations with Palestinians and Israelis

Psychedelic Science Summit: Austin, Texas (November 1-3, 2019) Speaker: Natalie Lyla Ginsberg, M.S.W. A collaboration between MAPS and the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, Antwan Saca, Leor Roseman, Ph.D., and Natalie Ginsberg, M.S.W.


Introducing Bia Labate, PhD - Soltara Science & Culture Coordinator

We are pleased and honored to introduce Bia Labate, PhD, to the Soltara advisory team as Science and Culture Coordinator. Bia Labate has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.


Ralph Metzner: My First Ayahuasca Experience


Psychedelic Research