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Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ira Israel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hats off to Bob Morris for his ruthlessly whitebread, antiseptic article in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! Glamorizing ayahuasca with celebrity quotes and citing the LA Weekly in calling it "exceedingly trendy" is irresponsible on so many levels!

For the Love of God, Would Somebody Please Explain To Me The Essential Difference(s) Between Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, and A Course in Miracles?

Ira Israel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Ira Israel

I've often been taught that there is "One mountain... many paths" and I teach that everyone must find the individual tools that work for him or her in correspondence with his or her personal paradigms.

Matt Sledge

If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Drug researchers have found evidence that a hallucinogenic compound used in shamanic rituals in the Amazon is growing in popularity. Dimethyltryptamin...

Ken Jordan on Reality Sandwich 2.0 and Conscious Community

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Image (above): Net of Being, by visionary artist Alex Grey Ken Jordan, the cofounder, publisher and editorial director of Reality Sandwich and ...

Escape From the Amazon: A Gringo Adventure

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ashley Underwood

It was the scariest of times. It was the "please spoon me all night in my tent" scariest of times. Last year, I went to visit my friend Zoe Tryon in the Ecuadorian jungle.

Pop Singer Ben Lee Comes Out of the 'Ayahuasca Closet' [INTERVIEW]

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

With his new release, "Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work," Lee treks into more challenging terrain as he explores healing journeys with the psychedelically powerful South American shamanic drink ayahuasca, which is becoming increasing popular in the industrialized North.

New Mexico Church Ritual Involves Drinking Hallucinogenic Tea

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

A secretive church in New Mexico known for its hallucinogenic tea-drinking rituals recently gave rare access to a reporter who shed some light on the ...

Master Guitarist John Sheldon Creates Memorial Song for Yellowstone Wolf 06

Zoe Helene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

With "Wolf 06," John Sheldon offers a memorial tribute that he hopes will bring attention to senseless wolf killings.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

DMT Is Everywhere: A Conversation With 'Spirit Molecule' Director Mitch Schultz

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Two decades after the first DMTS trials, trans-media producer Mitch Schultz created a documentary film based on this unusual material, creating a counterculture sensation that is now available on Netflix, iTunes and Hulu.

Review: The Shaman and Ayahuasca

GAIAM TV | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
GAIAM TV

The next thing you know, you're off to the Amazon rainforest in South America, drinking a tea made from a psychoactive plant and taking part in an ancient ceremony intended to heal and open the realms of consciousness. That's what happened to filmmaker Michael Wiese.

American Teen Dies After Ritual In Peru

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

LIMA , Peru -- Police in Peru say a shaman has been arrested after confessing to burying an 18-year-old U.S. citizen who died after eating an hallucin...

Top 10 Books of the New Edge

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 07.29.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Spiritual counterculture are harder to define, hosting a multidimensional mix of spiritual awakening, new media activism, visionary art, punk attitude, permaculture principles, Burning Man aesthetic and Occupy ideologies.

What Jennifer Aniston May Not Know About Ayahuasca

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Whether or not you believe in energy, sacred healings or intervening spirits, one thing is for sure: If you enter an ayahuasca experience without the proper care, the joke will likely be on you.

Searching for Ceviche: Lima, Peru

Andria Mitsakos | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel
Andria Mitsakos

We then headed over to Barranco, which is the hip, happening 'hood in Lima. Think NY's Lower East side, but with gorgeous old stately homes.

Why Am I Here?

Peter Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Gorman

This is my introductory post. I thought I should tell you a little something about who I am beyond the bio, and hopefully that will make you want to b...

Sting Speaks at Premiere of 2012: Time for Change

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Luisa

2012: Time for Change is basically a hodgepodge of enthusiastic interviews about what can be done to raise consciousness before the Mayan doomsday of 2012.

Suffering, Seeking & Sanity

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Over time, the object of my seeking evolved from merely looking for personal relief, to a grander, all-encompassing search for truth, God and enlightenment.

Ayahuasca Churches 2, Federal Government 0

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

Another Federal district court has ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects the worship of the American branches of Brazilian churche...