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Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Reference library

Informational Articles about Ayahuasca, Huachuma, Shamanism,

Entheobotany, Entheoarcheology and related topics

Ayahuasca overview
Chacruna overview

Oco Yagé/Huambisa overview

The Amazon’s Sacred Healing Plants

Ayahuasca Classification

Recipes and Admixture Plants

Ayahuasca Icaros

The Transformative Spirit of Yagé

Ayahuasca Visions

Mechanisms of Healing

The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca

A Review of Past and Current Research

an excellent paper by Drs. Dennis McKenna,

J.C. Callaway, and Charles Grob

Hallucinogenic Drugs and Plants in Psychotherapy and Shamanism

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

Ralph Metzner on Ayahuasca

Clinical investigations of the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca:
rationale and regulatory challenges
Dennis J. McKenna. 2004. Pharmacology & Therapeutics 102:111 – 129.
MAOI Contraindications

Alfred Savinelli andJohn H. Halpern, MD

from the Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

MAPS – Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 – p. 58

Ayahuasca, Neurogenesis and Depression

Ayahuasca Can Cure Depression

Ryan Mitchell’s Blog

The Ayahuasca Effect

Kirby Surprise Psy.D

Ayahuasca research proves that it heals depression


What We Can Learn From Shamanic Healing: Brief Psychotherapy With Latino Immigrant Clients

Marlene Dobkin de Rios, PhD. October 2002, Vol 92, No. 10 | American Journal of Public Health 1576+158

Emotional processing – Psychotherapy and altered states of consciousness: Principles, therapeutic possibilities and challenges
Marianne Kaspersen and Halvard Hårklau

Ayahuasca and Mental Health Among the Shuar

Monday, Mar 2nd, 2009. Ayahuasca, Indigenous Culture, Research Studies, Sacred Plants

The Concept of Plants as Teachers

among four Mestizo Shamans of Iquitos, ortheastern Perú

by Luis Eduardo Luna

Amazonian Shamanism: The Ayahuasca Experience

An Ethnobotanical Perspective on Ayahuasca

by Richard Evans Schultes, Ph.D.

Vine of the Soul

by Charlie Kidder

The Ritual and Religious Use of Ayahuasca in Contemporary Brazil

by Edward Macrae, Ph.D.

Identifying Spiritual Content in Reports from Ayahuasca Sessions

by Stanley Krippner and Joseph Sulla

Ayahuasca Variations

by William L. Benson

Saving the Vine of the Soul

by Maria Jiménez

reprinted as a public service from the National Post

Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Urban Jungle

from the final annual report of the France-based organization Geopolitical Drug Watch organization (OGD)

Insightful commentary about contemporary healing with Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca and Cancer: One Man’s Experience

Ayahuasca and Cancer: A Postscript

by Donald Topping, Ph.D.

reprinted as a public service from the Bulletin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

to the MAPS Home Page

Ayahuasca Goes To Court

by Mark Sircus

Commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the religious use of Ayahuasca

by the Unaio Do Vegetal (UDV) Church in New Mexico

reprinted with permission of the author

Shamanism versus Capitalism

by Martin A. Lee

A Selected Bibliography of Ayahuasca Reading

recommended references on shamanism, ayahuasca, huachuma, and entheobiology,

with special focus on the indigenous people, and cultures of the Amazon, Andes and Coast of Peru



What’s Happening with Indigenous Issues in Peru


Medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon
Ayahuasca, Shamanism and Curanderismo
Ayahuasca Healing in Iquitos
Ayahuasca,Yagé and Harmaline
Shamanism and Priesthood in the Campa Ayahuasca Ceremony
South American Indian Yagé Experiences
Ayahuasca and Parasites
The Traditional Ayahuasquero Diet
Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca
A Cognitive Psychological Study of Ayahuasca
Biopiracy Issues and Ayahuasca
What is Shamanism?



Other shamanic healer-teacher-ally plants

of South America and Mesoamerica

Huachuma ~ San Pedro

“The Cactus of the Four Winds”

Echinopsis (Trichocereus) spp.

San Pedro, Peyote and Mescaline
A Visionary Catalyst for HealingAncient Wizardry in Modern Peru

A Huachuma Bibliography


“The Flesh of the Gods”

Psilocybe tribe

Teonanacatl and Ololiuqui: Magic Plants of Mexico


“Trees of the Evil Eagle”

Brugmansia spp.

An Ethnobotanical Perspective on Brugmansia


“Shamanic snuffs of the western Amazon”

Virola spp.

Links to Important Related Sites

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shamanism, ethnobotany, ayahuasca, huachuma, other sacred plants, plant healing, and related topics.