A complete and in-depth book of the entire experience of Ayahuasca. A best-selling book in Germany, now translated into English. As leading authorities in the field of ethnology, anthropology, and pharmacology, the authors dive deep into shamanic visionary worlds, explore the plants, and their own souls, and share their encounters with Amazonian cultures.
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A complete and in-depth book of the entire experience of Ayahuasca. A best-selling book in Germany, now translated into English.
Ayahuasca is the strongest of the plant medicines used by shamans. When brewed from a vine and a leaf, the potion creates awe-inspiring visual and mental effects. For many tribes, Ayahuasca is the basis for creating and sustaining their culture. Ayahuasca reveals to mankind its role in the universe and the true nature of reality. When used properly, Ayahuasca provides healing, leads to personally meaningful visions, and stimulates the creative process.
The authors are leading authorities in the field of ethnology, anthropology, and pharmacology, and demonstrate the use of Ayahuasca in shamanic rituals. They dive deep into shamanic visionary worlds, explore the plants, and their own souls, and share their encounters with Amazonian cultures and their artistic works. This is an authoritative and comprehensive treatise on the use, history, culture, and art of the sacred plant medicine Ayahuasca.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ARNO ADELAARS lives in Amsterdam and explored psychedelic substances for over 20 years. He works as a freelance journalist and author, and previously as a reporter for Dutch and German news channels. He wrote the very first book in Europe on MDMA (Ecstasy) in 1991, and was initiated by a Colombian Ayahuasca shaman in his tradition in 2007. He regularly contributes to various magazines and was a co-organizer of the 'Psychoactivity' conference in Amsterdam and continues to organize various psychoactivity events in Europe and Nepal together with Claudia Muller-Ebeling.
CLAUDIA MULLER-EBELING, PH.D., is an art historian and anthropologist and coauthor, with Christian Ratsch, of "Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas", "Witchcraft Medicine", and "Pagan Christmas". She lives in Hamburg, Germany.
CHRISTIAN RATSCH, is an Ethnologist and Ethnopharmacologist, speaker, and author. He studies shamanic cultures and their use of psychoactive plants worldwide since many years. He wrote a number of books, among others the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants, the standard work for the psychoactive ethnobotanical field now in its 12th reprint (original German edition).
Other names: Rituals, Potions and Visionary Art from the Amazon