Psychedelics, such as ayahuasca, magic mushrooms, and DMT, have influenced various cultures and traditions since ancient history. They've played a major role in dance, art, music and fashion from one generation to another. Not only can psychedelics induce mind-altering effects, history has shown that they can also stir a counterculture movement and change art and fashion trends even amongst the world's most conservative people.
“Jaguar”. When you think of this animal, the presence of a magnificent predator likely comes to mind. One with large fangs, claws and spotted fur that hunts in the depths of the jungles. These incredible hunters are intrinsically complex and have a long history as colorful as their coat. That is why we have chosen the Jaguar as the first animal to sponsor in Tropical Tundra’s “Animal Spotlight”.
Ayahuasca is a notorious mystical psychedelic vine that grows in the Amazon rainforests. The legends of Ayahuasca derive from its entheogenic effect, which is why it’s commonly referred to as "Vine of the Soul". Ayahuasca has been used for thousands of years as a conduit for man to heal and communicate with the spiritual realm. However, the mysteries of Ayahuasca have yet to be accepted, understood and adopted by western civilization. Buzz about the spiritual and physical healing benefits of Ayahuasca have led people to seek answers and healing from all across the globe.
The “Nasty 8” is a group of 8 Global Snack Brands that profit from the rape of our Earth’s rainforests, causing Orangutangs to be shot, burned alive and starved to death. These companies are in complete defiance of their ecological commitment to remove conflict palm oil from their supply chains.
Recent human activities have caused a massive deterioration of the world's forest cover. Figures from Global Forest Watch indicate that in 2019 alone, 11.9 million hectares disappeared due to mining, deforestation, pollution, and industrial activities. Rainforests are worth protecting because they are essential mankind’s survival. Here are 4 important reasons why we as humans must work together to save the rainforests.