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By Rak Razam,Dennis J. McKenna

ISBN-10: 1583948007

ISBN-13: 9781583948002

Experiential journalist Rak Razam units out to record the thriving enterprise of 21st-century hallucinogenic shamanism beginning with a visit to the once a year Amazonian Shaman convention in Iquitos, Peru, the place he meets a motley group of "spiritual tourists," rogue scientists, black magicians, and indigenous and Western healers and publications, all on the town to partake of the ritual--and the medicine--of ayahuasca, "the vine of souls." Combining his own tale with the background of Amazonian shamanism, Razam takes the reader alongside on an unique, enlightening adventure.

In parts of Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru, the normal natural brew referred to as ayahuasca or yajé is legally used to heal actual illnesses and to cleanse and purify the spirit via connecting it to the net of existence. Sting and Tori Amos have admitted sampling it in Latin the US, as has Paul Simon, who chronicled the event in his tune "Spirit Voices." Aya Awakenings works as a cautionary story, a travelogue, and a memoir, yet essentially acts as a portal wherein readers may be able to achieve additional information in regards to the perils and the promise of religious reconnection via ayahuasca.

"A memorable--and deeply personal--journey into the hearts and minds of these who keep it up the shamanic traditions of ayahuasca."--Rick Doblin, founding father of the Multidisciplinary organization of Psychedelic reviews (MAPS)

Contents
Foreword through Dennis McKenna Preface by means of Rak Razam
Departure
1 Seekers of the secret; 2 Wheel of Fortune; three Jungle Fever; four house Cadets; five Cosmovision; 6 Hamburger Universe; 7 browsing; eight Ayahuasca Disco; nine trademarks; 10 evening of the Black Puma; eleven Downtime; 12 Seeds; thirteen Beasts Initiation; 14 Shaman university; 15 Snakes and Ladders; sixteen center of Darkness; 17 go back to the resource; 18 the affection Creek consultation; 19 The excessive Frontier; 20 Stairway to Heaven; 21 taking place to the River to wish; 22 The Hero's Journey
Return
23 mystery Women's enterprise; 24 The top Directive; 25 One River; 26 while Stones Dream; 27 Paying the Earth; 28 conversing with Kevin; 29 Illuminated; 30 ultimate Flight Index Bibliography
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