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The Tawny One: Soma, Hoama and Ayahuasca by Matthew Clark

In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.

Club Imaginal with Danny Nemu on Ayahuasca: Taboos from the Jungle to the Lab

This talk will consider how academic taboos continue to function today, by comparing modern ayahuasca science with 19th century investigations into Chinese herbalism and mesmeric amputation. We will also explore the tension in history between dominant scientific institutions and the visionary and revelatory state of the ‘Eureka moment’ which drives innovation and intellectual progress.

A Psychedelic Christianity

Ayahuasca religion is a strange concept to get your head around, even before you drink ayahausca. At my first session about ten years ago, I was very keen to try...

Ayahuasca and the Vines of Politics

The debate over ayahuasca does not appear to be driven by robust scientific data, nor by any appeal to reason. It is not a religious issue either, because England is a secular country (and besides, drugs are not scheduled in the Bible.) Does big business control the strings, or is it nothing more than an assumption that drugs are bad, and that war must be waged against bad things?