Peruvian encounter with the Ayahuasca Madre

24 05 2009

Enjoy this brief and very nicely written account of an experience with Ayahusca in Peruvian amazon, written for Alternet.com:

Ever since I first began playing with psychedelics as a teenager, I have wanted to do them in the jungle. It took only one or two bad trips in the city before I started imagining the experience away from the car alarms and ambulance sirens, and closer to its millennia-deep origins in ceremony and sacrament.

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The shaman, Noemi Vagus, was like no octogenarian I had ever met. Her jet black hair, nimble barefoot stride, and straight-backed squat reminded me more of a teenage gymnast than her elderly counterparts in American cities, with their four-legged walkers, slouching postures, and debilitating arthritis. Then there is the fact that she habitually consumes more elite psychedelics than every parking lot ‘shroom dealer at Burning Man put together.

Read full article at Alertenet.com

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2 responses

24 05 2009
Richard

I believe that book you are looking for is called “Wizard of the Upper Amazon”.

24 05 2009
Richard

Oops. Wrong discussion forum. Sorry.

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