Hey look, a new article about Salvia research! In this piece for Wired, Daniel Oberhaus discusses a new research paper that just came out from the team at Johns Hopkins, in which they conducted fMRI brain scan of healthy adults while they inhaled vaporized salvinorin A (SA). Why is this study significant? This is theContinue reading “What is a brain on Salvia?”
Here I am talking about Salvia divinorum again, this time on a podcast! In 2019 I joined Psychedelics Today to talk about my research findings and what they might have to do with consciousness, embodiment, and the ways in which we create relationships with plants and substances.
Where does Salvia divinorum come from and what traditions and rituals are associated with it? Salvia is truly a plant of mysteries! Watch this video to learn how Mazatec peoples treat this plant after fostering relationship with it over hundreds of years. You can also get a pretty good introduction to the pharmacology of salvinorinContinue reading “Salvia Divinorum, an Atypical Psychedelic”
Salvia divinorum: is it useful? People ask me this question a lot, in interviews, at conferences, in psychotherapy sessions. How can we adapt Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A to a Western medical context to treat DSM mental health disorders? I don’t know! In 2017 I spoke at MAPS’ Psychedelic Science conference about what scientific evidenceContinue reading “Therapeutic Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum”