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Marlene Dobkin de Rios
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Marlene Dobkin de Rios
Summary
Marlene Dobkin de Rios was a medical anthropologist and psychotherapist who studied the use of entheogenic plants by Peruvian natives. Examining her subjects from cross-cultural perspectives, she wrote numerous books and articles about the use of hallucinogens, shamanic techniques of healing, and psychotherapy. From l999 to 2005, she directed the qualitative dimension of research in Brazil on the use of ayahuasca among adolescents in the União do Vegetal church.

Having undergone chemotherapy treatment for cancer earlier in the year, Dobkin de Rios passed away in November of 2012.

Author of (Books)
  • Fate, Fortune & Mysticism in the Peruvian Amazon: The Septrionic Order and the Naipes Cards (2011)
  • The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists (2009)
  • A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States [with O. R. Rumrrill] (2008)
  • LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process [with O. Janiger] (2003)
  • Amazon Healer: The Life and Times of an Urban Shaman (1992)
  • Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1984)
  • The Wilderness of Mind: Sacred Plants in Cross-cultural Perspective (1976)
  • Visionary Vine (1972)
  • Author of (Book Chapters)
  • The Ritual use of Psychoactive Drugs [with C. Grob]. In: I.P. Stolerman (Ed), Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)
  • Hallucinogens, Managed States of Consciousness, and Adolescents: Cross-Cultural Perspectives [with C. Grob]. In: P.K. Bock (Ed), Handbook of Psychological Anthropology (1994)
  • Curing with Ayahuasca in an Urban Slum. In: M. Harner (Ed), Hallucinogens and Shamanism (1973)
  • Author of (Articles)
  • Ayahuasca Use in Cross-cultural Perspective: An Introduction [with C. Grob], Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2005)
  • What We Can Learn from Shamanic Healing (2002)
  • Commentary. On "Human Pharmacology of Hoasca" (1996)
  • Hallucinogens, Suggestibility and Adolescence in Cross-Cultural Perspective [with C. Grob], Yearbook for Ethnomedicine and the Study of Consciousness (1994)
  • Adolescent Drug Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective [with C. Grob], Journal of Drug Issues (1992)
  • A Modern-day Shamanistic Healer in the Peruvian Amazon (1989)
  • Psychoactive Properties of !Kung Bushmen Medicine Plants (1989)
  • LSD & Creativity [with O. Janiger] (1989)
  • Shamanism and Altered States of Consciousness: An Introduction (1989)
  • Enigma of Drug-induced Altered States of Consciousness Among the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert (1986)
  • Plant Hallucinogens, Sexuality and Shamanism in the Ceramic Art of Ancient Peru (1982)
  • Socio-economic Characteristics of an Amazon Urban Healer's Clientele (1981)
  • Plant Hallucinogens, Shamanism and Nazca Ceramics (1980)
  • Drug Use and Abuse in Cross-Cultural Perspective (1977)
  • More articles by Marlene Dobkin de Rios
  • Editor of (Journals)
  • Ayahuasca [with C. Grob], Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Volume 37 (2005)
  • Author of (Book Reviews)
  • Vine of the Soul: Medicine Men, their Plants and Rituals in the Colombian Amazon by R.E. Schultes and R.F. Raffaur, Synergistic Press, Boston, 1992. Co-reviewer, C. Grob. In: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (1993)