December, 2 2022 - Insights, Research
Revealing New Possibilities: Serotonin, Evolution, and Psychedelics

Recent research suggests that psychedelics may enhance our brain’s “active coping” pathway, thought to be associated with the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A.

October, 29 2022 - Research
Relaxing Our Beliefs, Rewriting Our Stories: A Cognitive Perspective On Psychedelic Well-Being

If you’re intrigued by the potential of psychedelics and want to know more about the science behind how and why they “work,” you’re not alone!

March, 4 2022 -
40 Insightful Quotes by Women in Psychedelics

As the burgeoning psychedelic space grows, it is important that we encourage female leadership and highlight the valuable contributions women are making.

January, 6 2022 - Research
Psychedelics Change Metaphysical Beliefs

How can psychedelics help you make sense of abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space? New research shows that participants in psychedelic ceremonies...

December, 1 2021 - Research
Breakthroughs, Integration and Emotional Stability: How Could a Group Psychedelic Retreat Improve Mental Health?

Quantitative analysis explores changes in mental health (wellbeing, depression, anxiety), connectedness and personality after a retreat, with promising results.

July, 30 2021 - Research
Can Psychedelics Improve Healthy Habits?

Research shows that having a psychedelic experience can make you more inclined to have healthy habits. Our Director of Research Pedro Teixeira explains.

July, 28 2021 - Insights
11 Insightful TED Talks about Psychedelics

To highlight recent research and insights from leading experts on the potential of psychedelics, our team has hand-selected eleven fascinating TED talks.

July, 2 2021 - Insights
How to Prepare and Integrate a Psychedelic Experience

Ready to optimize your psychedelic journey? It’s widely acknowledged that if you prepare and integrate your psychedelic journey with modalities and self-care practices, the possibility of positive outcomes and lasting change is increased. Discover our recommended approach in this article.

May, 1 2021 - Research
Guided Group Psychedelic Experiences: Togetherness as Healer

New research from Imperial College London shows how the group experience during a retreat can predict positive impact on well-being and psychedelic transformation.

April, 30 2021 - Research
Four Participants Share First Time Psychedelic Experiences

Four Synthesis alumni shared their first psychedelic experience in qualitative interviews and surveys that explored the outcomes of a truffle retreat at Synthesis.

March, 5 2021 - Insights
12 Mind-Expanding Documentaries about Psychedelics

In the promising field of psychedelics, documentaries are one of the keys to unlocking global acceptance. We've hand-selected twelve mind-expanding films.

December, 4 2020 - Insights
What Does Indigenous Animism Teach Us About Well-being and Compassion?

What could we learn from the ancient wisdom held in animist indigenous culture? What do they share about the importance of maintaining a healthy balance with our natural surroundings? Read our latest article looking into psychedelics, animism and well-being.

September, 24 2020 - Psychedelic Science
Psychedelic Preparation & Integration: The ACE Model with Dr. Rosalind Watts

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rosalind Watts is an expert in psychedelic research and developed the ACE Model, (Accept, Connect, Embody) as a way to help people make sense of their deep psychedelic journey, and integrate learnings into their daily life.

September, 22 2020 - Psychedelic Science
What Happens In The Brain When Someone Takes A Psychedelic? with Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

Neuroscientist and leading psychedelic researcher Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris shares what happens in the brain when you take a psychedelic.

August, 20 2020 - News
Leaving our Lighthouse Venue

It is with a tender heart that we say a grateful goodbye to the home of our retreats for the last two years, the sacred space of The Lighthouse.