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‘Dune’ Is a Psychedelic Sci-Fi Hit: 5 Ways Mushroom Magic Inspired Frank Herbert’s Masterpiece

From mind-expanding spice to honoring sacred medicine, Denis Villeneuve’s trippy new movie celebrates psychedelics throughout.
Psychedelics and Sports: Can They Propel Athletes to Unprecedented Pinnacles of Ability?filip robert / agsandrew / Shutterstock.com

Psychedelics and Sports: Can They Propel Athletes to Unprecedented Pinnacles of Ability?

While scientific literature on athleticism and psychedelics is still in its embryonic stages, there’s a deep well of anecdotal evidence suggesting that psychedelics could bring athletes to new peaks of performance.
Melissa Etheridge Comes Out for Psychedelics: 'Psilocybin Is a Real Key'

Melissa Etheridge Comes Out for Psychedelics: ‘Psilocybin Is a Real Key’

"Let's spend the time researching, looking into how these plant medicines were made to help us," the two-time Grammy winner says during end-of-life psychedelic conference.
Comedy Superstar Russell Peters Invites the World to Watch His First Psychedelic TripJoe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Comedy Superstar Russell Peters Invites the World to Watch His First Psychedelic Trip

The comedian and Netflix star will ingest psilocybin truffles from Red Light Holland, a company for which he serves as chief creative officer.
Indigenous People and Psychedelics Can Teach Us 'One of the Most Important Lessons' Society Has Forgotten

Indigenous People and Psychedelics Can Teach Us ‘One of the Most Important Lessons’ Society Has Forgotten

Ethnobotanist Joseph Mays discusses "the key to all life," and Indigenous reciprocity on the latest Psychedelic Spotlight Podcast episode.
On Sacred Reciprocity: Giving Back to our Indigenous Predecessors in the Psychedelic Movement

On Sacred Reciprocity: Giving Back to our Indigenous Predecessors in the Psychedelic Movement

We owe so much of our understanding of these compounds to Indigenous peoples, and the widespread bioprospecting projects taking place today would not be prevalent without the inherent harm placed on local groups historically.
Best Areas to Forage for Psychedelic Mushrooms in the United States

These Are the Best Areas to Forage for Psychedelic Mushrooms in the United States

A new study describes the Pacific Northwest as “by far the best place in America to go looking for psychedelic mushrooms."
Will Smith's Son, Jaden, Is Also Into Psychedelics

Will Smith’s Son, Jaden, Is Also Into Psychedelics

But the 23-year-old actor and musician doesn't specify which psychedelics he uses to explore "mystical states of consciousness."

Will Smith Comes Out of the Psychedelic Closet

And it sounds like we'll hear more about his psychedelic experiences on ayahuasca in his upcoming memoir, simply titled "Will."