Spiritual warriors in the psychedelic underground

Rachel Harris

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The news about psychedelics tends to focus on clinical trials and lab research. But there’s a long tradition of underground guides working with plant medicines who talk about "unseen beings" and plants as "teachers." Psychologist Rachel Harris did a series of interviews with women elders in the psychedelic underground. She calls them "spiritual warriors," and says they have an entirely different approach than the psychedelic guides in clinical studies.