Sacred Plant Healing: Shamanic Medicine & the New Science September 14, 2017 Waking Times  by Bret Lothian (originally published in New Dawn Magazine) In our modern age, all of us have been touched in one way or another by mental illness, either directly or indirectly. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and an ever growing list […]


Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Depression is now the number one worldwide cause of disease and disability, according to the World Health Organization. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric industry’s bible, defines depression as the near daily existence of at least 5 of the following 9 conditions: 1. Depressed mood […]


While the origins of the horseradish plant may be unknown, this plant has quite the history attached to it. It is mentioned in Greek mythology and was considered to be worth its weight in gold by the Delphic Oracle. It is mentioned in ancient medicinal texts, and there is even a mural with the plant […]

Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: a randomized controlled trial

 Journal of Psychopharmacology  2016, Vol. 30(12) 1165 –1180 © The Author(s) 2016 Reprints and permissions: DOI: 10.1177/0269881116675512 Introduction Enduring clinically significant anxiety and/or depressive symp- toms are common in patients with cancer, present in 30–40% of patients in hospital settings (Mitchell et al., 2011). These symp- toms are associated with a variety of […]

Hawthorne – empowering your heart

It’s the season for staying warm and nourishing the heart!  Te Hawthorne tree has been revered by the Druids and Celts since the times of old. Hawthorne berries can be a great source of relief for people experiencing intense feelings of loss, grief or angst. If you have just recently lost a loved one or had […]