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Modern humans must learn how to relate to psychoactives
responsibly, treating them with respect and awareness,
working to minimize harms and maximize benefits, and
integrating use into a healthy, enjoyable, and productive life.
Ayahuasca: alkaloids, plants & analogs
assembled by Keeper of the Trout

Section 1 :
Ayahuasca alkaloids
The main β-carboline alkaloids

"To take yagé is a spiritual coitus;
it is the spiritual communion which the priests speak of
A missionary-educated South American Indian
as quoted by Reichel-Dolmatoff

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Vine and leaf (Ecuador)
Photo by Bobby Brown; reproduced here with permission

"...concern with religious or philosophical problems is frequent."
Claudio Naranjo commenting on the effects produced
by the clinical administration of pure harmaline