Tag: Erin Mahoney

  • Vine Boom Effect: Ayahuasca and Staged Authenticity in Late-Stage Capitalism

    By Erin Mahoney Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Mentore Abstract In recent decades, nation-states in the Global North have seen a newfound popularization of psychedelic substances, such as LSD, DMT, and psylocibin. Today, it is an emerging practice among a class of affluent tourists to travel to the Amazon rainforest and participate in the ayahuasca ritual,…