By Marlene Dobkin de Rios,Roger Rumrrill
One country's sacrament is another's illicit drug, as officers in South the United States and the USA 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 non secular sacrament throughout a number of cultures in South the United States. many non secular leaders, shamans, and their fans examine the tea and its major part - ayahuasca - to be either enlightening and therapeutic. in truth, ayahuasca (pronounced a-ja-was-ka) loosely translated skill spirit vine. during this ebook, 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 an endemic to others. Their publication comprises textual content from the United countries conference on Psychotropic components and interviews with shamans within the Amazon.
One country's sacrament is another's illicit drug, as officers in South the US and the U.S. are good acutely aware. for hundreds of years, a hallucinogenic tea made up of an immense vine local to the Amazonian rainforest has been taken as a non secular sacrament throughout numerous cultures in South the United States. many religious leaders, shamans, and their fans think about the tea and its major part - ayahuasca - to be either enlightening and therapeutic. actually, ayahuasca (pronounced a-ja-was-ka) loosely translated potential spirit vine. Ayahuasca has moved into the U.S., inflicting felony battles within the preferrred court docket and rulings from the United countries. 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 United States to partake, say authors de Rios and Rumrrill. yet they warn that those travelers are being positioned in danger through charlatans who're now not real shamans or non secular figures, simply profiteers.
In this publication, de Rios and Rumrrill take us contained in the heritage and realm of, in addition to the raging arguments approximately, the substance that turns out a sacrament to a few and a pandemic to others. competitors struggle its use while U.S. scientists and psychologists proceed investigations of even if ayahuasca has therapeutic homes that would be positioned to standard use for actual and psychological health and wellbeing. This ebook contains textual content from the United countries conference on Psychotropic components and interviews with shamans within the Amazon.
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A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States by Marlene Dobkin de Rios,Roger Rumrrill