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Medicine for the Soul | Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazon

Medicine for the Soul | Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazon an article first published in Sacred Hoop Magazine Issue 41 2003. In the Amazonian tradition working with planta maestras (teacher plants) is known as the Diet. The working can be seen as a conscious…

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Australian Government considering banning hundreds of plants – Insane but true!

Strewth and tie me kangaroo down sport – In a novel way to expand the ‘War on Drugs‘ the Australian Government according to this report in the NewAmerican.com website, is looking to outlaw hundreds and possibly thousands of plant species that contain (even in microscopic…

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A Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants

[scribd id=82775289 key=key-2nci99x84022j0n91tdc mode=list] A Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes & Elmer W. Smith Published in 1976,  this book has been out of print for many years. It is  beautifully illustrated with detailed botanical paintings and extremely  informative narratives. There is…

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Medicinal and Shamanic Plants of the Amazon – my Photo Gallery on Flickr

Medicinal and Shamanic Plants of Peru, a set on Flickr. I’ve been adding more photos from the archives.

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Shamans of Peru – Photo Gallery

Shamans of Peru, a set on Flickr. A Photo Gallery of some of the Peruvian Shamans that we have worked with over the years.

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Shipibo Ayahuasca Shamans – Interviews

SHIPIBO AYAHUASCA SHAMANS – Part 1 The Shipibo are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Peruvian Amazon. These ethnic groups each have their own languages, traditions and culture. The Shipibo which currently number about 20,000 are spread out in communities through the Pucallpa…

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Shamans of Peru – CD

THE SHAMANS OF PERU CD Ceremonial Chants, Icaros, and Music Shamans of Peru – Recorded on Eagle’s Wing Journeys to Peru Contains chants and dramatic effects of six different ceremonies with shamans who have worked with Eagle’s Wing Groups. Two ceremonies with San Pedro maestros…

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Ayahuasca Shaman Interview

Interview with an Amazonian Shaman By Howard G. Charing & Peter Cloudsley Originally published in Sacred Hoop Magazine Issue 36, 2002, (Titled, Love Magic and the Vine of the Soul) [scribd id=46541787 key=key-6j1ztphh49awda9w8j1 mode=list]

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Ayahuasca is declared a national cultural heritage in Peru

EL COMERCIO (LIMA) Sunday July 13th 2008 DECLARATION TO PROTECT THE TRADITIONAL RITUAL USE AND SACRED CHARACTER of AYAHUASCA Ayahuasca declared a national cultural heritage This plant is considered an essential part of the identity of the Amazonian peoples of Peru. The knowledge and traditional…

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Shamanism Retreat – San Pedro Shamans and Curandera

A photo gallery from our March 2008 Andean Shamanism Retreat in Peru. Shamanism Retreat with San Pedro Shamans and Coca Leaf Diviner and Curandera

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