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Ayahuasca stirs up debate over its effects

A recent invitation I received to write an essay about yajé (or ayahuasca) for an academic-type anthology on the “the power of psychedelics for...
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Remembering Wholeness: Ayahuasca and the Structural Violence of Modern Life

Why does one write, if not to put one’s pieces together? From the moment we enter school or church, education chops us into pieces:...
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Is it Cultural Appropriation for White People to Drink Ayahuasca?

White people in the Amazon, drinking a sacred indigenous brew, under a thatched roof, while a ceremonial leader in a feather crown and indigenous...
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High Society: The Universal Impulse to Alter Consciousness

Every society on earth is a high society. As the sun rises in the east, caffeine is infused and sipped across China in countless...
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5 Common Misunderstandings about Ayahuasca Demystified

Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful mind-altering potions on the planet. When ingested, the brew brings people into an enchanted cosmos of spirit...
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Being a Female Ayahuasca Shaman in Peru – An Interview with...

With a smile so bright it could illuminate a continent, Adela Navas de Garcia is a vibrant healer from Iquitos, Peru. Mother to 8 children, she...
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When Beat Author William Burroughs Found Ayahuasca in the 1950s

I read about a drug called yagé used by Indians in the headwaters of the Amazon. Yagé is supposed to increase telepathic sensitivity....
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15 Ayahuasca Books You Should Get Your Hands On

There have been many ayahuasca books published during the last two decades. With its uncanny ability to evoke otherworldly visions, ayahuasca has summoned some...
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Is Ayahuasca an Ancient Tradition?

Westerners have a habit of treating indigenous people like "living museum objects" that are unchanged by history. Perceptions of shamans of the Amazon who...

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