Web Sites and Articles About Ayahuasca

Web Sites

Spirit Molecule The Psychonaut Community is a site dedicated to medicine plants that has very well written articles by some of the best known people in the psychonaut community such as Dennis McKenna and Howard Charing.

forums.ayahuasca.com has a variety of discussion forums about ayahuasca and shamanism, and may be the best general resource for learning about the medicine. The "Ayahuasca Healing" forum has some very interesting and informative discussions.

www.erowid.org is an intelligent web-based resource about teacher plants and related subjects, including their medical, scientific and legal status, and the experiences of those who have taken them.

Ayahuasca.com is a multi-disciplinary project devoted to the Spirit Vine Ayahuasca (aya-soul/dead, wasca-vine/rope), and its home, the great forests of the Amazon.

Ayahuasca World A closed Facebook group moderated by Carlos Tanner. You will need to ask to join.

Articles About Ayahuasca

The Joys and Pains of Visionary Medicine: Why the Ceremony of Life Comes Before the Ayahuasca Ceremony   We highly recommend everyone read this article before drinking ayahuasca as it will help you understand your role in this healing process.

10 Things I Wished I'd Known Before Drinking Ayahuasca     Some very good information for those drinking ayahuasca for the first time.

11 Things I Learned the First Time I Took Ayahuasca     Good insights from a first time drinker.

Ayahuasca as a Cure for Depression     Jim Davis

Journeys Without Visions     Discussion on the Ayahuasca Forum

The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca – A Review of Past and Current Research     Dennis J McKenna, Ph.D.

Ideas and Reflections Associated with Ayahuasca Visions     Benny Shanon, Ph.D.

Ayahuasca and Creativity     Benny Shanon, Ph.D.

Ayahuasca and Cancer: One Man's Experience     Donald M. Topping, Ph.D.

Preparation for the Ayahuasca Experience     Howard Charing

The Ayahuasca Effect     Kirby Surprise Psy.D

ICEERS Technical Report on Ayahuasca     If you want a summary of scientific research.

Books About Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, Christopher Kilham Provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right and safe decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect.

Ayahuasca In My Blood - 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming, Peter Gorman (Create Space, 2010) A fascinating personal account of Peter Gorman's 25 years of drinking ayahuasca in the jungle outside of Iquitos, Peru.

Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey, Rak Razam (Icaro Publishing, 2009) Experiential journalist Rak Razam's exploration of the shamanic gringo trail in Peru and beyond.

Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul, Ross Heaven (Destiny Books, 2006) Has information on ayahuasca and San Pedro including interviews with some of the shamans working in these traditions.

The Jaguar that Roams the Mind, Robert Tindall (Park Street Press, 2008) A journey into the vanishing world of Amazonian shamanism — an adventure of initiation and return — that explores the unique reality at the heart of the Amazonian healing system.

The Hummingbird's Journey to God, Ross Heaven (O Books, 2009) The first book to be written about healing with San Pedro, San Pedro. It also includes information on ayahuasca and Ross' Magical Earth program.

The Cosmic Serpent, Jeremy Narby (Tarcher, April 5, 1999). Does ayahuasca reveal the waveform and energy of life, DNA and consciousness?

Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca, Edited by Ralph Metzner ( Park Street Press, 2006) A collection of essays and accounts of ayahuasca drinkers.

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