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Psychoactive Plants and Shamanic Consciousness

The shaman is not only a hunter, warrior, healer, diviner, and entertainer, but also a natural scientist and thinker. Anthropologist Elizabeth Reichel-Dolmatoff reports that...
Ayahuasca Visions

Advice for Encounters with Scary Serpents and Talking Plants During Ayahuasca...

It’s always difficult to speak of the world of spirits as a reality—the cultural leap is gigantic. I like Romuald Leterrier’s concept best of...
ayahuasca doctor

A Doctor’s Initiation with the Powerful Amazonian Brew Ayahuasca

My first experience of taking the ayahuasca medicine was truly one of the most remarkable I have ever had. It brought me in touch...
high society

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...
Michael Harner

The Extraordinary Shamanic Legacy of Michael Harner (1929-2018)

Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay...
female ayahuasca shaman

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...
Pablo Amaringo

The Ayahuasca Visions of Peruvian Artist Pablo Amaringo

Pablo Amaringo is renowned for his intricate, colourful paintings that are inspired by his shamanic visions. He was a master communicator of the ayahuasca...
Pablo Amaringo

Plant Visions: An Interview with Ayahuasca Artist Pablo Amaringo

Pablo Amaringo is one of the world’s greatest visionary artists. He is renowned for his highly complex, colourful and intricate paintings that are inspired...
Ancient Ayahuasca

Is Ayahuasca an Ancient Tradition?

The origins of ayahuasca drinking are not clear to archaeologists. There is evidence of similar psychoactive preparations being used thousands of years ago in...

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