Uniquely, Altered: A Psychedelic Conference in Berlin

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I stop in front of a stranger to look them in the eye and say ‘HOO. AAH. YOO!’ as he simultaneously does this back at me. We smirk at each other, and then walk on […]

Mapping A Mind Behind Altered: A Chat With Dax DeFranco

Next weekend I’m headed to Berlin for Altered Conference – ‘an international gathering of consciousness explorers from all backgrounds to take part in talks, workshops and rituals on the subject of psychedelics, conscious practices, and […]

Good Trip 101: Beginner’s Guide To Psychedelic Experience

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So, you’re taking a psychedelic trip? Great, I’m sure you’ll have a blast. Here are the basics to a successful flight, whether it’s with LSD, magic mushrooms, or San Pedro. Follow these and you’re onto a winner. […]

The Outlaw Of Psychedelic Substances Is Irrational, Unjust, and a Violation of Freedom

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If I decide to ingest a psychedelic substance, such as LSD or psilocybin, I am committing a criminal action and risk being punished by law: But why? Are these substances actually dangerous? Is their prohibition […]

My Mindmelting Salvia Trip

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Salvia Divonorum. The freaky batshit cousin of the psychoactive family. If I had to describe salvia as a character it’d be the cosmic joker. He’ll flip you upside down inside out, pull your pants down […]

My Breakthrough DMT Trip (And Thoughts On It)

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Smoking DMT was one of the single most intense and insane experiences of my life. Going in I figured that it would be bigger than I could possibly imagine and boy was I right. Here I […]

Desert Bound: A Meeting With Peyote

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With the sun overhead Pedro exhales a lungful of smoke, passes the pipe on, and goes back to checking the group’s food supplies in his bag. “I’m so high” Molly says amused as she gazes around […]

Explorer’s Guide: Picking Peyote

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What Is Peyote? Peyote is a small spineless psychedelic cactus native to Mexico and southwestern Texas – scientific name Lophophora williamsii. Peyote contains psychoactive alkaloids, and like the San Pedro cactus, the main one is […]

6 Reasons Why You Might Take Psychedelic Drugs

If you’re reading this you’re at least intrigued about psychedelics. I’m sure you’ve already heard enough reasons as to why you shouldn’t take psychedelic substances, so here’s the flipside…  Disclaimer: There are, of course, risks […]

Explorer’s Guide: Taking San Pedro in Peru

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My experience of drinking San Pedro in the Sacred Valley was an incredibly powerful, humbling and beautiful experience. I would seriously recommend it to anyone inclined to such experiences. It was a highlight of months of travel in […]