Holiday Gift Guides 2022: Plant Medicine

From bongs to tinctures and balms, all kinds of presents for cannabis and mushroom enthusiasts

As longtime supporters of plant medicine, we are heartened by an ever-advancing awareness and the mainstreaming of its practice. From the broad adoption of cannabis to breakthroughs in marijuana and psilocybin legalization and milestone research around psychedelics (yes, we are aware that mushrooms are technically fungi and not plants), it’s clear that opportunities for wellness, enlightenment and enjoyment will continue to grow. As a result, there …

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

The first well-documented account of the benefits of psychedelics, Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences by William Richards traces three decades of research to explain how hallucinatory drugs, when used correctly, can enhance wellbeing, mental health, spirituality and life in general. His in-depth book serves as a fascinating resource for the curious, well-initiated or anyone looking to understand past experiences they’ve had.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Part memoir, part scientific research, part travelogue and part history book, How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan captures the author and journalist’s quest to research how LSD and psilocybin can benefit the brain, alleviate depression and addiction, and more. The fascinating book (which has now been adapted into a four-part documentary series on Netflix) divulges the mysteries of hallucinogenics as well as Pollan’s journey …