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Mark Hay

Mark Hay

Mark Hay is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who covers subcultures of all sorts. You can find more of his works at

An Ayahuasca visual

The Colonization of the Ayahuasca Experience

“If someone is from the Amazon,” says Evgenia Fotiou, an anthropologist who studies Western ayahuasca usage, “they bring some legitimacy” to an ayahuasca ritual.