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Aya Awakenings
A Shamanic Odyssey
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Rak Razam
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North Atlantic Books
When experiential journalist Rak Razam sets out to report on the booming business of twenty-first-century Amazonian shamanism, he finds himself caught in a culture clash between the old world and the new. He meets people who have used the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca for generations to heal and purify the spirit as well as a new wave of Westerners seeking greater connection with the web of life. Razam trains with indigenous curanderos and documents his experiences and burgoning relationship with the plant world; the more he drinks the potent medicine of ayahuasca, the further it leads him, into the middle of the Amazon and on into the raging heart of consciousness itslef....

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Dr. Richard Louis Miller, MA, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist for more than 50 years. He is host of the syndicated talk radio show, Mind Body Health & Politics. The founder of the nationally acclaimed Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program, he has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan and Stanford University, an advisor on the President's Commission on Mental Health, a founding board member of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, and a member of the national board of directors for the Marijuana Policy Project. He lives in Fort Bragg and Wilbur Hot Springs, California.