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The Yage Letters
by William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg
Publisher:
City Lights Books 
Year:
1963,1975 
Reviewed by LaMalice
11/29/2005

The Yage Letters begins with the letters William Burroughs sends to Allen Ginsberg while Ayahuasca-touring in Central America and the Colombian outback in 1953, and concludes with the letters from Ginsberg who follows his friend’s steps in 1960 and takes on his own journey of visionary enlightment in Peru. What was thought to be an initiating and liberating journey turns ... [ read more ]

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In The Magic Land Of Peyote
by Fernando Benitez
Publisher:
University of Texas Press 
Year:
1975 
Reviewed by LaMalice
10/7/2005

In The Magic Land Of Peyote is a pioneering journey into the heart of the most iconic peyote-lovers and peyote-worshippers Indians of Mexico : the Huichols. Fernando Benitez is a leading Mexican anthropologist, author of the reference Los Indios de Mexico, and was one of the very first to experience the annual Huichol pilgrimage to the mountains of north-eastern ... [ read more ]

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