Racism and the Discrimination Against Traditional Ayahuasqueros by Anthropology Users in Academia

Recently Chacruna, the online magazine focussing on ayahuasca, published an article calledĀ Racism and the discrimination against Cannabis by Ayahuasca Users in Brazil, which I felt was so misleading that it merited a rebuttal. I also argue that racism – which was so prevalent at the founding of anthropology – continues to be a great obstacle… Read more »

Rune Soup Podcast!

Gordon White interviewed me on Rune Soup! I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, so I was excited to be on, despite the traditional first question: “Were you a weird kid?” A bit close to the bone, that one! Here’s the link – you can subscribe there too, as I have: Talking Psychedelics… Read more »

Daime Talk

This is a talk I gave at Canterbury University in December 2012, about ayahuasca and the cultures that use it, focusing on Santo Daime. Part 1 introduces ayahausca.