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By Marlene Dobkin de Rios,Roger Rumrrill

ISBN-10: 0313345422

ISBN-13: 9780313345425

ISBN-10: 1440836167

ISBN-13: 9781440836169

One country's sacrament is another's illicit drug, as officers in South the USA and the U.S. are good conscious. for hundreds of years, a hallucinogenic tea made of a huge vine local to the Amazonian rainforest has been taken as a spiritual sacrament throughout a number of cultures in South the United States. many non secular leaders, shamans, and their fans give some thought to the tea and its major part - ayahuasca - to be either enlightening and therapeutic. actually, ayahuasca (pronounced a-ja-was-ka) loosely translated capacity spirit vine. during this ebook, de Rios and Rumrrill take us contained in the background and realm of, in addition to the raging arguments approximately, the substance that turns out a sacrament to a couple and a deadly disease to others. Their e-book comprises textual content from the United countries conference on Psychotropic elements and interviews with shamans within the Amazon.

One country's sacrament is another's illicit drug, as officers in South the United States and the us are good conscious. for hundreds of years, a hallucinogenic tea made up of an incredible vine local to the Amazonian rainforest has been taken as a spiritual sacrament throughout a number of cultures in South the USA. many religious leaders, shamans, and their fans think of the tea and its major part - ayahuasca - to be either enlightening and therapeutic. in truth, ayahuasca (pronounced a-ja-was-ka) loosely translated capability spirit vine. Ayahuasca has moved into the us, inflicting criminal battles within the ideally suited court docket and rulings from the United international locations. a few U.S. church teams are utilizing the hallucinogen of their ceremonies and feature fought for presidency approval to take action. The sacrament has additionally drawn American drug travelers to South the US to partake, say authors de Rios and Rumrrill. yet they warn that those travelers are being positioned in danger by means of charlatans who're no longer precise shamans or spiritual figures, simply profiteers.

In this publication, de Rios and Rumrrill take us contained in the historical past and realm of, in addition to the raging arguments approximately, the substance that turns out a sacrament to a few and a virus to others. rivals struggle its use whilst U.S. scientists and psychologists proceed investigations of no matter if ayahuasca has therapeutic homes that would be positioned to traditional use for actual and psychological future health. This e-book contains textual content from the United countries conference on Psychotropic components and interviews with shamans within the Amazon.

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