http://aya-awakenings.com/wp/watch Erik Davis, author of TechGnosis examines the current ayahuasca culture in the West and its connection to the 1960’s psychedelic wave. Beatniks in the 1950’s took peyote and morning glory seeds; LSD surged in [...]
(You can find Power and Plant Spirit Shamanism: Part I here.) Before we go deeper, it should be mentioned that tens of thousands of people drink Ayahuasca in South America and all over the world [...]
Welcome To The Jungle. It was after around five years of experience with Ayahuasca that I finally felt the timing was right for me to make the pilgrimage to its cultural home, the Amazon Rainforest. [...]
“Why aren’t we allowed to talk in ceremony?” Alexandra had asked me at some point. I explained what I knew about it distracting others, and more importantly it being a distraction from looking into oneself. [...]
Many of those discovering Ayahuasca in the western world aren’t really aware that it is actually part of a wider Amazonian practice of plant based healing. The Amazon has a reputation as the medicine bowl [...]
Terence McKenna was one of the foremost proponents of the need for an “Archaic Revival” of culture. In his 1989 bookFood of the Gods, he wrote: “Psychedelic shamans now constitute a worldwide and growing subculture of hyperdimensional explorers, many of whom are scientifically sophisticated.