Our mission at Psychedelic Times is to share the latest news, research, and happenings around the study of psychedelics as tools of healing, recovery, and therapy. We are passionate about the incredible potential that psychoactive substances such as marijuana, ayahuasca, MDMA, LSD, iboga, psilocybin, and DMT present to humanity, and are excited to share that passion with you.
Javier Regueiro Awakening the Heart with Plant Medicine
Author and ayahuascero Javier Regueiro occupies an important nexus point between indigenous healing traditions and Western culture. Mr. Regueiro is a Spanish national who was raised in Switzerland and moved to Peru in 2004, eventually training under Don Francisco Montes Shuña and becoming a full-time ayahuasca facilitator in 2006. He has also written two books: Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, and San Pedro Huachuma: Opening the Pathways of the Heart. Interview with Joe Mattia
Dr. Dan Engle Reframing the Western Medical Paradigm
With a background in psychiatric medicine, neurology, advanced ayahuasca dietas, psychedelic integration, and neurocognitive restoration, Dr. Dan Engle is one of the most unique and important voices in the psychedelic movement today. As founder of Full Spectrum Medicine and author of the new book The Concussion Repair Manual, Dr. Dan brings together a deep understanding of both the medical world and the psychedelic experience with an eye toward therapeutic personal transformation.
Allan Badiner Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics
Allan Badiner has had a colorful and impactful life. Allan is an important figure in the worlds of psychedelic exploration, Western Buddhism, and rainforest activism. He is the editor of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics and a 25-year board member of the Rainforest Action Network. In our latest Psychedelic Times Podcast, Allan speaks with Joe Mattia about his unconventional introduction to psychedelics, his awakening in a Buddhist monastery, and many other fascinating stories and insights.
David Bronner Visionary Psychedelic Activism
The CEO behind America’s favorite all natural soap brand is also a leading figure in the psychedelic movement.
David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer of Dr. Bronner’s, MAPS board member, hemp activist, is an example of how passion-driven business can change the world. David invited Joe to tour the corporate offices and discuss his eclectic life story, with tales of psychedelic revelations, cannabis churches, suing the DEA and winning, and refocusing the family business to its roots with wild succe
Rachel Harris Listening to Ayahuasca
Dr. Rachel Harris, psychotherapist, ayahuasca researcher, and author of the wonderful book Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. In this hour-long conversation, Rachel and Joe discuss a wide array of subjects surrounding ayahuasca, including the importance of family connections, the process of becoming a shaman, the link between ayahuasca and nature, and much more.
IMPORTANT 5-MeO-DMT Episode Update - Dr Gerardo Sandoval
This is a special update to episode #4 with Dr. Gerry.
The topic was 5-MeO-DMT, and since this episode was recorded, there has been a surge in the media around the topic, including the Vice series: Hamilton's Pharmacopeia.
I have been contemplating deleting this episode and have finally come to the decision that the better thing to do, is to record this update, so here it is.
Very well done!
I’ve been inhaling research when it comes to these psychedelic substances because I find the potential for healing from many mental health ailments using these substances to be so interesting! Joe does an absolutely fantastic job of interviewing the pioneers of the psychedelic renaissance that is happening right now. I just wish there were more episodes! I only have one left and I think I’ll have to email Joe and ask why there haven’t been any new episodes recently
Very informative, it helped me understand more then I already knew! This is our future!
Thoughtful and relevant
I’ve been reading the Psychedelic Times blog in preparation for my first plant medicine ceremony and love the content created by Joe.
The podcast is excellent as well. The episode with Rachel Harris was a wonderful conversation and provided some helpful guidance that I will be incorporating into my experience.