Shaman, Sorcerer or Sham? Inside the Cult of L.A.’s Psychedelic Neo-Buddha

Some say Castaneda was a breakthrough academic and visionary shaman. Others say he was a phony. Either way, he shaped a generation of mystical thinkers and magic mushroom eaters.

What to Know About Shrooms Before Your City Decriminalizes Them

Psilocybin mushrooms are among the safest of all drugs — if you do them right

The People Getting High on Real-Life Mario Mushrooms

Amanita muscaria is a poisonous shroom with a red and white top. Smurfs live in it. Mario eats it. And if you do it right, it’ll send your mind straight to Star World.

How Old Is Too Old to Try Different Drugs for the First Time?

Let’s start by assuming there’s never really a good age to develop a smack habit