Entheogenic Online Resources

Paths of Healing

Darkehi Rephua will continue to advocate for decriminalization and de-stigmatization of what are now referred to as ‘entheogenic’ or ‘psychedelic’ medicines. Users of psychedelic plants, fungi, cacti, and their derivatives remain unjustly oppressed and criminalized in much of the world, and access to psychedelics remains restricted primarily along class lines. Darkhei Rephua supports religious, medical, ethical, and moral justifications for absolute decriminalization and equitable access natural plants and their extracts.

In this section we’ll database fact-based research, as well as relevant perspectives and opinions. We will try to address misinformation and misguided policies regarding the purposes of many psychedelics whose socially and individually beneficial applications have been denied or repressed.

Please follow the links below to online resources and perspectives on entheogenic culture, use, and suppression. These include modern and traditional religious settings, indigenous and cultural use, and contemporary research and organizations.

The links and information shared are for contextual, educational, and research purposes. Darkhei Rephua does not necessarily endorse the views or information expressed, and as policy always encourage fact checking and verification to a point of personal comfort. Order listed does not necessarily indicate significance. We will be continually updating this section. Please contact us with suggestions & questions: DarkheiRephua@gmail.com

Entheogenic Religion and Culture

Advocacy and Educational Groups and Databases

Academic, Clinical, and Anecdotal Research and Reports on Entheogens/Psychedelics

Influential Entheogenic/Psychedelic Figures

Dr. Albert Hoffman (1906-2008) – chemist, scientist, discovered/synthesized LSD, isolated/named psilocybin, first person to drop acid (1938)

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) writer, philosopher, author of books including ‘The Doors of Perception’, early proponent of psychedelics, intentionally died on LSD

Timothy Leary (1920-1996) fired Harvard psychologist, LSD/psychedelic/drug guru, enthusiast and activist, close personal enemy of Richard Nixon

Betty Eisner (1915-2004), early LSD and psychedelic researcher, psychologist, studied LSD in ’50’s and 60’s, introduced Bill Wilson (founder of Alcoholics Anonymous) to LSD

Terence McKenna (1946-2000) enthnobotanist, author, lecturer, mystic

Maria Sabina (1894-1985) Mazatec indigenous healer, unintentionally introduced psilocybin to the USA via a banker who wrote an article in Life magazine about his experience in Mexico with Maria. Much transpired as a result.

Dr. Humphry Osmond (1917-2004) psychiatrist, early researcher into uses for psychedelics, coined the word ‘psychedelic’ in 1956; “To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic”

Alexander Shulgin (1952-2014) medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author, early researcher and proponent of MDMA and many many other psychedelics

Stanislav Grof (born 1931) psychiatrist, early LSD researcher, creator and proponent of holotropic breathwork and transpersonal psychology

History and Consequences of Suppression & Criminalization of Entheogens/Psychedelics: The Un-Heimish War on Entheogens

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