DoubleBlind Magazine Issue 3
In our third issue, we explore psychedelics as tools for healing and interconnectivity in times of crisis. Inside the issue, you'll find timely stories that examine racial and social justice in relation to psychedelics, asking us to reflect on controversies and inequities within the field. We cover the paradox of conscious capitalism, the reality of racism in the psychedelic space, and the question of psychedelic exceptionalism—are psychedelics inherently better than other drugs, like opiates, and how can diverse communities of all types of drug users work symbiotically to dismantle the Drug War? We also take readers around the world, from an all-women's ayahuasca ceremony in the Amazon to the underbelly of the global festival culture to queer communities from around the African continent. The issue also features practical advice, like how to choose the right psychedelic for you, as well as a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with Timothy Leary and Roger Steffens (the artist behind the renowned Family Acid photo collection). And there's even more.
DoubleBlind is a biannual print magazine and media company covering timely, untold stories about the expansion of psychedelics around the globe. We listen to everyone, from the indigenous communities, who have preserved these medicines for millennia, to the people in our society who most need healing, but don’t have access to it. We are speaking to everyone who is curious about psychedelics. And we are speaking to anyone craving fresh perspectives on some of the most important issues of our time: the depression epidemic, the corporatization of medicine, and the aching that people around the globe feel for spirituality or some other collective sense of meaning. Together, we dive deep below the surface of the daily news cycle through long-form reported features, poetry, visual art, and provocative photo essays offered both online and in print.s