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Is Ayahuasca an Antidote to Modern Life?

Written by Jeremy Narby (PhD, Anthropology) In 1995 I published a book called The Cosmic Serpent that dealt with ayahuasca and other subjects. The enthusiasm...
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Gift of the Spider Woman: Spinning, weaving and womanhood among the...

Written By Glenn Shepard Jr. (PhD, Anthropology)"Shamans say these geometric designs were obtained from the Sangariite guardian spirits who appear in visions induced by...
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When I Drank Ayahuasca With American War Veterans

Written by Bia Labate (PhD, Anthropology) I grew up as teenager in the ‘80s in Brazil, listening to Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, smoking pot, and,...
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Ayahuasca and the Gift of Seeing Through Serpent Eyes

Written by Robin Wright (PhD, Anthropology) One of the more spectacular cinematic productions this year is the film Embrace of the Serpent, directed by Colombian...
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When Terence McKenna First Smoked DMT

Written by Graham St John (PhD, Anthropology) When in 1967, aged sixteen, Dennis visited his older brother in Berkeley, California, Terence stated that he knew...