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Shamanism in the Age of Reason

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Information Genesis and Complexity

... tryptamine hallucinogens such as psilocybin and ayahuasca (DMT), and the source of this field is often perceived to be divine in origin, leading to many interesting speculations about spirit realms, Akashic fields, morphogenetic fields, and the lik...

Hypnotic Entrainment and Induced Trance States

... spontaneously couple. In traditional Amazonian ayahuasca ceremonies, the ayahuascero may be blessed with an icaro, or a sacred song which is delivered spontaneously into his brain by the spirits. When the shaman sings this sacred song the ritual p...

Physical Shamanism and Shamanic Therapy

... cellular matrix. [fig]1;1[/fig]In Shipibo ayahuasca shamanism, the shaman takes the psychedelic medicine in order to visualize a flickering grid of patterns and symbols crawling across the surface of the patient. These ayahuasca patterns are ...

Common Themes in South American Indian Yage Experiences

... of eastern Peru report that a common function of ayahuasca-taking by shamans is to permit the shaman's soul to leave his body in the form of a bird which flies to kill a distant person at night. The bird changes back into the shaman's human form to ...

The Shipibo Indians: Masters of Ayahuasca

... beliefs. Chief among their traditions is the ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) ceremony. Perhaps surprisingly to those who have only experienced Shipibos involved in touristic enterprises, the Shipibos were not always as peaceful as they are pre...

Communion with the Infinite: The visual music of the Shipibo people of the Amazon

... in the Shipibo designs, is the work with ayahuasca by the Shipibo shamans or muraya. In the deep ayahuasca trance, the ayahuasca reveals to the shaman the luminous geometric patterns of energy. These filaments drift towards the mouth of ...

The Jaguar That Roams the Mind

... the inner and outer landscape of the churches of ayahuasca and with the Kaxinawa Indians in Brazil; his experiences at the pioneering center for the treatment of addiction, Takiwasi, in Peru; and his studies with an Ashaninca master shaman deep in t...

Why are Psychedelics Spiritual?

... churches which blend traditional peyote and ayahuasca shamanism with themes and iconography borrowed from Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Catholicism. The central questions still remain: Are psychedelic spirits of this world or of an onto...

Eidetic Hallucination

... are common admixtures of traditional Amazonian ayahuasca brews, experimentation with plants and drugs that target the cholinergic system at hallucinogenic doses is physically very uncomfortable and potentially lethal.16,21  Concrete hallucinatio...

Psychedelic Neuroplasticity

... psychedelic neuroplasticity. Renegade schools of ayahuasca sorcery and witchcraft employ some of the most elaborate and lethal mind-games ever devised, including the constant fear of attack by rival sorcerers through poisons, curses, dream invasion,...

Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon

... this shamanism is about -- what happens at an ayahuasca healing ceremony, how the apprentice shaman forms a spiritual relationship with the healing plant spirits, how sorcerers inflict the harm that the shaman heals, and the ways that plants are ...

An Overview of Physical Shamanism

... in a sober subject, but under the influence of ayahuasca that same song may open a window into the shaman’s spirit world. This phenomena goes beyond the level of mere music appreciation, it demonstrates a cross-cultural technology for real-time en...

Entoptic Hallucination

... periodic driver.12 The hallucinogenic tea ayahuasca is a mixture of a high-frequency interrupt psychedelic (DMT) and a low-frequency hypnotic diver (the beta-carbolines harmine and harmaline). This synergistic blend of high-beta interrupt and...

Effects of a Psychedelic, Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the Electroencephalographic (EEG) Activity of the Human Brain during a Shamanistic Ritual

... ritual in which the psychoactive tea, ayahuasca, was consumed. Following three doses of the tea, the subjects showed strong and statistically significant increases of both EEG alpha (8-13Hz) and theta (4-8Hz) mean amplitudes compared to b...

Effects of the South American Psychoactive Beverage Ayahuasca on Regional Brain Electrical Activity in Humans: A Functional Neuroimaging Study

ayahuasca, a South American psychotropic plant tea obtained from Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis, combines monoamine oxidase-inhibiting beta-carboline alkaloids with N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a psychedelic agent showing 5-HT2A agonist...

Topographic pharmaco-EEG mapping of the effects of the South American psychoactive beverage ayahuasca in healthy volunteers

... and decrease in power in theta bands following ayahuasca intoxication. Aims Ayahuasca is a traditional South American psychoactive beverage used in Amazonian shamanism, and in the religious ceremonies of Brazilian-based syncretic religious ...

Psychedelic Pharmacology

... with a monoamine-oxidase inhibitor (MAOi) in an ayahuasca mixture, the enzymes which metabolize DMT are blocked making the hallucinogenic effects of DMT orally active and longer lasting. Adding an MAOi to any tryptamine psychedelic will make it nea...

UDV Wins Supreme Court Decision on Preliminary Injunction Allowing the use of their ayahuasca / hoasca tea

... U.S. Supreme Court decided that members of the ayahuasca-using União do Vegetal (UDV) church must be allowed to continue using their DMT-containing brew until a final decision is reached in their case against the government. Although many news rep...

EEG gamma coherence and other correlates of subjective reports during ayahuasca experiences

... study examined QEEG power and coherence of ayahuasca experiences with two experienced participants in a Brazilian jungle setting. An exploratory case series design was adopted for naturalistic field research. EEGs recorded during visual imager...

Notes on Psychedelic Saturation

... by altered states. In the United States ayahuasca and peyote are already recognized as legitimate religious sacraments within specific churches, and psychedelic drug experimentation is a common rite of passage among university students. ...

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