Hi, my name is Judith. I’m a freelance researcher (anthropologist) and journalist, fascinated by religion, spirituality and questions of consciousness.
In 2012 I graduated in Religious Studies with a fieldwork study on the religious experiences of the members of an ayahuasca church. I was fascinated by the subject and decided to continue my research independently. I expanded the scope of my study into all kinds of ritual, religious and spiritual use of plant medicines.
I visited a wide range of shamanistic ceremonies, worked in a smartshop, and immersed myself in the Rainbow movement and psytrance scene. I spoke to many psychonauts and of course read a lot about these topics. Besides the classics of the subculture I try to stay update with new articles that appear in the media.
Over the years I wrote many journalistic and informative articles on psychedelics and the psychedelic subculture. You can find links at Publications. On this website I hope to find more space to share my findings with you.
Being an anthropologist means ‘going native’: you become one with the subculture you are studying. Obviously, this project had impact on how I personally see and perceive the world. As this is equally important to me, and clearly connected to the research, I decided to share about my own (spiritual) insights under the header ‘Experiences’.
I hope you enjoy reading around! Please leave a comment or send in the contact form. I’m always happy to get in touch and hear your feedback.