Mind & Body

In My Element: Amazon Ayahuasca Adventure

Photos by Tracey Eller / Words by Zoe Helene

Photographer Tracey Eller documents her experience with ayahuasca in the Amazon through a photo essay.

Temper-Temper, Temp

By Tim White

Tim White advises a woman on how to deal with an office rivalry that has escalated to physical threats.

Wear a Personal Flotation Device

By Heather Lende

Small town obituary writer Heather Lende shares unique perspectives gleaned from peering retrospectively into so many lives.

Me and Mama Ayahuasca

By Laura Marjorie Miller, from Cosmic Sister

Journeying into the cosmic sisterhood of the sacred vine.


Zoe Helene on Cosmic Sister, Psychedelics, and Feminism

by Lynne Woodward, special to Utne Reader

Empowering the voices of women in the psychedelic renaissance.

Faith Healing and Modern Medicine

By Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Thousands of Americans choose faith healings over medical intervention every day, for themselves and for their children. When does a country that prides itself on freedom of religion declare that public health trumps personal belief?

Currently Closeted

By Tim White

Tim White advises a young woman preparing to come out, and provides resources for LGBT children coming out to family.

Don’t Blame the Devil: St Augustine and Original Sin

By James Boyce

St Augustine of Hippo was a prolific contributor to the formation of modern Christianity, particularly through the concept of Original Sin. The philosophy of human nature this idea implies continues to inform contemporary morality.