Ayahuasca Research

AYAHUASCA STUDIES

 

RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN ASSOCIATION WITH WASIWASKA

 

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A) Ethnography

1. Indigenous sources
   a. Shuar Indians. Michael Harner, The Sound of Rushing Water
      http://deoxy.org/rushingw.htm
   b. Common Themes in South American Indian Yage Experiences by Michael J. Harner
      http://deoxy.org/yagecommon.htm
      http://diseyes.lycaeum.org/fresh/yagecomm.htm

2. Vegetalismo (mestizo ayahuasca traditions)

   a. Luis Eduardo Luna: The Concept of Plants as Teachers among four Mestizo Shamans of Iquitos, Northeastern Peru
      http://www.biopark.org/peru/luna-dissertation.html
   b. Walter Andrivsky: Sociopsychotherapeutic Functions of Ayahuasca Healing in Amazonia

      http://ayahuasca.pe/index.php?/articles/science/sociopsychotherapeutic/
   c. Shoemaker, Grace and Madness.
      http://www.chinchilejo-tours.com/shamanism_grace_madness.html
   d. Lee, Shamanism Versus Capitalism
      http://www.gaiamedia.org/content/english/allgemein/

3. Brazilian synchretic religions

   a. Edward Macrae: The Ritual and Religious Use of Ayahuasca in Contemporary Brazil.
      http://www.biopark.org/peru/aya-daime-brazil.html
   b. CEFLURIS
      http://www.santodaime.org
   c. Christine Mavrick: Hallucinogens and Religious Identity in the Brazilian Amazon Senior Thesis Anthropology Program. Illinois State University
   d. UDV website in the US: http://www.udvusa.com/, in Brazil http://www.udv.org.br

B) Botany,Pharmacology

   a. Richard Evans Schultes; An Ethnobotanical Perspective on Ayahuasca
      http://www.santodaime.it/Library/NATURALSCIENCES/schultesXXa_english.htm
   b. Jonathan Ott: Ayahuasca Analogues. On Jonathan and his work:
      http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/ott_jonathan/ott_jonathan.shtml

   c. Dennis J McKenna, J C Callaway, Charles S Grob MD. The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca: A Review of Past and Current Research.
      http://leda.lycaeum.org/?ID=16809
   d. Human Pharmacology of Ayahuasca. Doctoral dissertation by Jordi Riba.
      http://www.maps.org/research/ayahuasca/echenhoferproposal.pdf

C) Cognitive Psychology

   a. Ideas and Reflections Associated with Ayahuasca Visions. By Benny Shanon.
      http://leda.lycaeum.org/?ID=16497
   b. Ayahuasca Variations. By William L. Benzon.
      http://www.human-nature.com/nibbs/03/shanon.html

D) Other Studies

   a. “Ayahuasca and creativity”, by Benny Shanon.
      http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v10n3/10318sha.html
   b. Kenneth W. Tupper: “Entheogens and Existential Intelligence: The Use of Plant Teachers as Cognitive Tools” Canadian Journal of Education 27, 4(2002):499-516.
      http://www.csse.ca/CJE/Articles/FullText/CJE27-4/CJE27-4/

E) Accounts

   a. Wade Davis experience among the Barasana.
      http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/philosophy/critical/davis.html