Desert Bound: A Meeting With Peyote

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This was originally written for The Mainland Trading Post.   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 […]

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 […]

My Awesome San Pedro Experience: Mystical Cactus In The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

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It’s eight o’clock in the morning and the panorama of a bend in the Peruvian sacred valley of the Incas is majestic under the days early rays. From the patch of grass outside our mountainside […]