An exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca
• info the medical discovery of ayahuasca’s refined psychoactive supply process within the mind and physique and its capability functions in medication and psychology
• contains contributions from Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., J. C. Callaway, Ph.D., and Charles S. Grob, M.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca
• offers 24 firsthand bills of ayahuasca reports and ensuing existence alterations
Widely well-known through anthropologists because the strongest and frequent shamanic hallucinogen, ayahuasca has been utilized by local Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for therapeutic and divination for hundreds of thousands of years. made of the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the DMT-laden leaf of Psychotria viridis, ayahuasca is considered the embodiment of clever plant beings who can supply religious teachings and therapeutic wisdom to those that respectfully interact with them. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists now recognize that ayahuasca permits entry to non secular dimensions of attention, otherworldly geographical regions and beings, and visionary reports indistinguishable from vintage spiritual mysticism.
With contributions from best psychoactive students Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., Charles S. Grob, M.D., and J. C. Calloway, Ph.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca, Ralph Metzner presents a entire exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of this Amazonian hallucinogen. He comprises greater than 20 firsthand bills from those who have participated in ayahuasca rituals and skilled significant lifestyles alterations for this reason. He info the medical discovery of ayahuasca’s subtle psychoactive supply procedure within the mind and physique in addition to the deep mental effect of this effective entheogen. He concludes along with his personal findings on ayahuasca, together with its functions in medication and psychology, and compares the worldview printed by way of ayahuasca visions to that of contemporary cultures.