Alexander Zaitchik

I grew up near Boston and started making zines as a teenager in the early nineties. I have since written for dozens of newspapers, websites, and magazines. In 2010, I published a book about conservative media. My book about Trump supporters was released in the summer of 2016. I’ve spent much of the last two decades reporting from abroad, including stints in Eastern Europe, Russia, South Asia, and Latin America. I live in New Orleans.

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San Pedro: One of the Most Potent Psychedelic Plants in the World

If Ayahuasca is the healing and divination plant of the jungle, and peyote of the desert scrub, San Pedro is the New World’s high mountain medicine.

Alexander Zaitchik

From College Dropout to Shaman Apprentice: A Story of Becoming a Leader of the Secoya and Protecting the Vanishing Amazon

He spoke of a white man who had ceased to be a white man. This man had become Secoya. He practiced the tribe's oldest and most difficult traditions.

Alexander Zaitchik