Hallucinogen That Heals? One Psychotherapist's Experience With Ayahuasca

Hallucinogen That Heals? One Psychotherapist's Experience With Ayahuasca

The murder of a Vancouver Island man who had gone to Peru to study plant medicine has shone a spotlight on the traditional drug that drew him to the southern hemisphere. Sebastian Woodroffe was killed by a mob who suspected him of murdering the Indigenous spiritual healer who was teaching him about ayahuasca. It’s a plant-based drug that’s been part of Upper Amazonian spiritual practice for centuries, and which some psychiatrists and psychologists now believe could hold the key to treating certain mental health and addiction problems . West Vancouver-based psychotherapist Michael Pond has fought alcohol addiction...

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