For The New Yorker, Ariel Levy explains how drinking the ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, ayahuasca, became the latest trend. “If cocaine expressed and amplified the speedy, greedy ethos of the nineteen-eighties, ayahuasca reflects our present moment—what we might call the Age of Kale,” Levy writes. “It is a time characterized by wellness cravings, when many Americans are eager for things like mindfulness, detoxification, and organic produce, and we are willing to suffer for our soulfulness.”
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