How Does Culture Influence a Psychedelic Experience?

It is clear that expectations and beliefs can shape a psychedelic experience. Your ‘set’ (or mindset) is one of the vital components – along with your external setting – that can steer your psychedelic journey in a certain direction, colour it with a certain emotional tone and significance. I don’t wish to explicate all the ways in…View Post

Experiencing the Impossible on DMT

A commonly reported feature of the DMT experience is that of impossibility. In the DMT space, one can be left astonished to witness objects, events, and beings that one regards as undeniably impossible. But does impossibility mean exactly in terms of the DMT experience? And are users correct in their apprehension (if that’s possible) of…View Post

Freddy Mamani’s DMT-Esque Architecture

Freddy Mamani is a Bolivian architect who has designed an array of colourful mansions, known as ‘cholets’, which you can find in the world’s highest city, El Alto, in Bolivia. He has created what has been described as ‘New Andean’ or ‘neo-Andean’ architecture, a unique blend of traditional Andean designs and modern influences, including science…View Post

Psychedelics and the Experience of the Sublime

The connection between psychedelics and philosophy isn’t made too often, despite the fact that there are multitudinous ways in which the psychedelic experience can relate to, challenge, contextualise, and add weight to various philosophical ideas and theories. There is, however, a definite history to the philosophy of psychedelics, with writers such as William James and…View Post

Is DMT an Effective Antidepressant?

Many anecdotal reports suggest that DMT can have antidepressant effects, both in terms of microdosing the substance and by means of larger doses, which result in mystical experiences. While we have seen a flourishing of research into the antidepressant potential of psilocybin (the active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’), little research has been carried out into…View Post