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Visionary Vine
Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon
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Pages :
161
Pub Date :
1972, 1984
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1984(pb)
Publisher :
Waveland Press
ISBN :
0881330930
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Visionary Vine is a true contribution to the mapping out of the effects of drug consumption in South American Societies. The author examines the use by urban healers of a plant hallucinogen, ayahuasca, in the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos. This ethnography demonstrates how the most personal of psychic experiences--the drug effect--is influenced by culture. As one of the earliest firsthand obervations of a practicing shaman and his use of native herbal mediciens and psychedelic pharmaceuticals, this study helps readers better understand culture, illness, and healing.