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The Original Huachuma Mesa Journey Through Time

An Expanding Bibliography of
Huachuma and San Pedro Mesa Shamanism
with emphasis on pre-Incan Chavin and Moche Cultures
and contemporary San Pedro mesa practice
compiled by
Don Otorongo Blanco
* publications especially recommended

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Aaronson, Bernard, & Osmond, Humphry. Psychedelics: The Use and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs, Anchor Books, 1970.

Benson, Elizabeth. Mochica: A Culture of Peru.  Thames and Hudson, London. 1972.

Burger, R.L. The Sacred Center of Chavín de Huántar. In The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes.  R.F. Townsend, ed., pp. 265-78. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago. 1992.

Burger, R.L. Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization.  Thames and Hudson, London and New York. 1995.*
Chapter 4. The Highland Center at Chavín de Huántar.

Cowan, T. Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life, The Crossing Press, Freedom, California. 1996.

Caceres Mecedo, Justo. Prehispanic Cultures of Peru.  Guide of Peruvian Archeology. 2004.

Calderón, E., Cowan, R., Sharon, D., and Sharon, F. K. Eduardo el Curandero: The Words of a Peruvian Healer, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California. 1982.

Cruz Sanchez, Guillermo. "Informe sobre las aplicaciónes de la Cimora en el norte del Perú." Revista de la Farmacologia y Medicina Experimental (Lima) 1 (2): 253-258. 1948a.

Cruz Sanchez, Guillermo.  Estudio Farmacologico de la Opuntia cylindrica. Thesis. Insituto de Farmacologia y Terapeutica Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima. 1948b.

Cruz Sanchez, Guillermo. "Estudio Folklórico de Algunas Plantas Medicamentosas y Tóxicas de la Región Norte del Perú."  Revista de Medicina Experimental 8(1): 159-166. 1951.

Davis, Wade. Sacred Plants of the San Pedro Cult, Botanical Museum Leaflets 29 (4): 367-386, 1983.

Davis, Wade. San Pedro, Cactus of the Four Winds, Shaman's Drum 52: 51-60, 1999.

Dobkin de Rios, M. Trichocereus pachanoi: A Mescaline Cactus Used in Folk Healing in Peru, Economic Botany 22:191-94, 1968.

Dobkin de Rios, M. Folk Curing with a Psychedelic Cactus in North Coast Peru, International Journal of Social Psychiatry 15:23-32, 1968-69.

Dobkin de Rios, M. Fortune's Malice: Divination, Psychotherapy, and Folk Medicine in Peru, Journal of American Folklore 82:132-41, 1969.

Dobkin de Rios, M. Power and Hallucinogenic States of Consciousness among the Moche. IN Altered States of Consciousness and Mental Health: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, C.A. Ward ed., pp. 285-99, London, Sage, 1989.

Dobkins de Rios, Marlene.  Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Unity Press, 1990.

Drury, N. The Elements of Shamanism, Element Books Limited, Great Britain, 1989.

Drury, N. Shamanism, Element Books Limited, Great Britain, 1996.

Earls, R and Silverblatt, I.  La Realidad Física y Social en la Cosmología Andina.

Eliade, M. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstacy, Bollingen Series, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Flores G., José. "Estudio Químico del cactus San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi Britton & Rose)." Thesis para optar el título profesional de Licenciado en Ciencias con Mencion en Quimica, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Facultad de Ciencias, December 2000. 103 pages. [from Reyna & Flores 2001].  2000.

Forte, R. (ed.) Entheogens and the Future of Religion, Council on Spiritual Practices, San Francisco, 1997.*

Furst, P. (ed.) Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens, Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, Illinois, 1972.*

Furst, Peter T. Hallucinogens and Culture, Chandler and Sharp, 1990.

Glass-Coffin, Bonnie.  The Gift of Life. Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. University of New Mexico: Albuquerque, 1998. 246 page. ISBN 0-8263-1892-4 (hard.); 0-8263-1893-2 (paper)

Gutiérrez-Noriega, Carlos. "Área de mescalinismo en el Peru."  América Indígena 10 (3): 215-220. 1950.

Harner, M.J. (ed.) Hallucinogens and Shamanism, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Harner, M.J. The Way of the Shaman, Harper/San Francisco, 1980.

Harvey, G. Shamanism: A Reader, Routledge, London, 2003.

Isbell, Billie J. Introduction to Andean Symbolism.

Isbell, W. Cosmological Order Expressed in Prehistoric Ceremonial Centers. 42nd International Congress of Americanists, Proceedings 4:269-97. Paris. 1978.

Joralemon, D. Sacred Space and Ritual Time in a Peruvian Healing Ceremony,San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 19, 1984.

Joralemon, D. Altar Symbolism in Peruvian Ritual Healing, Journal of Latin American Lore 11:3-29, 1985.

Joralemon, D. and Sharon, D. Sorcery and Shamanism: Curanderos and Clients in Northern Perú.  University of Utah Press, 1993.*

Joralemon, D. The Role of Hallucinogenic Drugs and Sensory Stimuli in Peruvian Ritual Healing.

Kano,  C. The Origins of the Chavin Culture.  Studies in Precolumbian Art and Archeology number twenty-two. Dumbarton Oaks. Trustees for Harvard University.  Washington, D.C. 1979.

Kleinman, A. Why do Indigenous Practitioners Successfully Heal? Social Science and Medicine 13B:7-26, 1979.

Masters, R.E.L., & Houston, Jean. The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience, Dell Publishing Co., 1966.

Narby, J. and Huxley, F. (eds.)  Shamans Through Time: 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York, 2001.*

Nicholson, S. (ed.) Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality, Quest Books - Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, Illinois, 1987.

Polia Meconi, M. Glosario del curanderismo andino en el Departamento de Piura, Perú. Anthropológica 6:179-238. 1988.

Reyna Pinedo, Víctor & Flores Garcías, José. "El uso del "San Pedro" (Echinopsis pachanoi) en medicina tradicional peruana." Quepo 15: 28-37. 2001.

Roberts, T.B. Psychoactive Sacramentals:  Essays on Entheogens and Religion, Council on Spiritual Practices, San Francisco, 2001.*

Rowe, J.H. Chavin Art: An Inquiry Into Its Form and Meaning.  The Museum of Primitive Art.  New York. Distributed by University Publishers, Inc. New York. 1962.

Schultes, R.E. Hallucinogenic Plants, Golden Press, New York, 1976.

Schultes, R.E., Hoffman, A. The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens, Thomas, Springfield, IL, 1980.

Schultes, R.E., Hoffman, A, Ratsch, C. Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, revised and expanded edition 1998.*

Sharon, D. Wizard of the Four Winds: A Shaman's Story, New York: Free Press, 1978.

Sharon, D. A Peruvian Curandero's Séance: Power and Balance. In The Realm of the Extra-Human: Agents and Audiences (9th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Chicago). A. Bharati, ed., pp. 371-81. The Hague: Mouton, 1976.

Sharon, D. Becoming a Curandero in Peru. In Enculturation in Latin America: An Anthology. J. Wilbert, ed., 213-36. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications.

Sharon, D. Distribution of the Mesa in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Lore 2(1):75-91, 1976.

Sharon, Douglas C. & Christopher B. Donnan.  "The Magic Cactus: Ethnoarchaeological Continuity in Peru."Archaeology 30 (6):374-381. (The Archeological Institute of American, New York.)  1977.

Sharon, Douglas C. Shamanism & the sacred cactus: ethnoarchaeological evidence for San Pedro use in northern Perú/ Shamanismo & el cacto sagrado: evidencia etnoarqueológica sobre el uso del cacto San Pedro en el norte del Perú San Diego Museum of Man. [San Diego Museum papers; no. 37; Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, California, on January 7, 2000] 76 pages. ISBN 0937808741. [Same material as in Sharon 2001 but text is in English & Spanish rather than English & Italian]. 2000.

Sharon, Douglas C. (2001)  "Ethnoarchaeological Evidence for San Pedro (Trichocereus pachanoi) Use in Northern Peru." Eleusis 5: 13-59. [Article is in English & Italian]. 2001.

Shulgin, Alexander, & Shulgin, Ann. PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, Transform Press, 1992.

Skillman, R.D. Huachumero. San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 22. 1990.

Smith, H. Cleansing the Doors of Perception, Penguin Putman, Inc., New York, 2000.*

Stafford, Peter. Psychedelics Encyclopedia, Ronin Publishing Inc., 1992.

Stone-Miller, Rebecca. Art of the Andes from Chavín to Inca, Thames and Hudson Ltd. London, 1995.*

Torres, Constantino M.  Archeological Evidence for the Antiquity of Psychoactive Plant Use in the Central Andes.

Trout, Keeper. Sacred Cacti (Second Edition), Better Days Publishing, 1999.

Trout, Keeper. "San Pedro & related Trichocereus species" (This is an updated & expanded reprinting of the Trichocereus material from Sacred Cacti 3rd edition)  Better Days/ Mydriatic Productions.  2005.

Wolf, F.A. The Eagle's Quest: A Physicist's Search for Truth in the Heart of the Shamanic World, Summit Books, New York, 1991.


Recommended off-site links for related information ...

Pharmacology of Mescaline; 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine
from PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story #96, by Alexander and Ann Schulgin
 https://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/pihkal/pihkal096.shtml

Mescaline Journal Articles and Abstracts
https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mescaline/mescaline_journal.shtml

Mescaline and Drug Testing
:https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mescaline/mescaline_testing.shtml



An Expanding Bibliography of
the Lambayeque, Moche, and Chavin cultures of Ancient Perú

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of the shamanic cosmos through the ancient portal of the Peruvian Mesa?
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Huachuma Mesa Journey Through Time

A magical journey through Time and Space
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of the pre-Incan Lambayeque, Mochica, and Chavín cultures...

with four stunning Huachuma Mesa works
at Lambayeque and Mochica ceremonial pyramids on the northern coast ...
... and climaxing at the "mother" of all Mesas ...
 the grand Huachuma temple at Chavín de Huántar.

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The Huachuma Mesa Journey Through Time is demanding on many levels
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