Therapeutic Experience

Traditional Medicine and Indigenous Cultures

This modern psychedelic renaissance now has the opportunity to learn directly from indigenous voices and root our modern experience in ancestral wisdom. Many indigenous cultures all over the world have been working with these medicines for millennia. Indigenous wisdom can help to guide the current psychedelic movement and a more sustainable relationship with these medicines.

Individuals may encounter psychedelics outside of a clinical setting, either on their own or in a spiritual context, such as:

  • iboga ceremony in a traditional Bwiti context
  • ayahuasca ceremony in a traditional Shipibo context
  • psilocybin mushroom ceremony in a traditional Mazatec context