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Naranjo, C.. 
“Ayahuasca Imagery and the Therapeutic Property of the Harmala Alkaloids”. 
Journal of Mental Imagery. 1987;11(2):131-36.
The author draws attention to the fact that the most typical visions induced by ayahuasca oryagé-snakes, tigers, and birds of prey-are components of the mystical dragon, and proposes that the dragon is a most suitable symbol for the mental atmosphere induced by the drink. Furthermore, the paper claims that it is no coincidence that dragon and snake have been traditional symbols for the phenomenon that Hindu Tantrism calls "kundalini", characterized by the flow of prana or bioenergy, visions, numinosity, inner guidance and healing: ayahuasca heals-the author proposes-precisely through "kundalini arousal."
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