General Health and Well-being and Ayauasca

Scientific Articles

Ayahuasca – The Healing Vine
Marlene Dobkin De Rios – International Journal of Social Psychiatry (1971)
http://isp.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/17/4/256

The Healing Practices of a Peruvian Shaman
L.E. Luna – Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1984)
http://www.erowid.org/references/refs_view.php?A=ShowDoc1&ID=7528

Clinical investigations of the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca: rationale and regulatory challenges
Dennis J. McKenna — Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2004)
http://psychonautdocs.com/docs/mckenna_aya.pdf

Healing with Plant Intelligence: A Report from Ayahuasca
Richard Doyle — Anthropology of Consciousness (Abstract 2012)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-3537.2012.01055.x/full

Trance and Shamanic Cure on the South American Continent: Psychopharmacological and Neurobiological Interpretations
Francois Blanc — Anthropology of Consciousness (2010)
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/249425601_Trance_and_Shamanic_Cure_on_the_South_American_Continent_Psychopharmacological_and_Neurobiological_Interpretations

Person, Place and Sacrament: Cross-Cultural Healing and Transformation in the Ayahuasca Shamanism of Iquitos, Peru
James Taylor — NEIP Info (2011)
http://www.neip.info/upd_blob/0001/1072.pdf

Ayahuasca: Hallucinogens, Consciousness, and the Spirit of Nature
Thomas B. Roberts – Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:  An Entheogen Chrestomathy (1999)
http://csp.org/chrestomathy/ayahuasca_hallucinogens.html

The Healing Power of the Icaros: A Phenomenological Study of Ayahuasca Experiences
Susan Bustos — California Institute of Integral Studies (2008)
http://www.takiwasi.com/docs/publicaciones/pa013.pdf

The Healing Power of the Curanderos’ Songs or “Icaros”: A Phenomenological Study
Susan Bustos – California Institute of Integral Studies (Dissertation Proposal 2004)
http://www.erowid.org/references/refs_view.php?A=ShowDoc1&ID=7362

Banistriopsis caapi, a Forgotten Potential Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease?
Djamshidian, Bernschneider-Reif, Poewe and Lees – International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (Abstract 2015)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mdc3.12242/abstract;jsessionid=51440F2A9CFFB6E8E986C5ECFB65B584.f01t02?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

A Longitudinal History of Self-Transformation: Psychedelics, Spirituality, Activism and Transformation
Phil Wolfson MD — Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research (2011)
http://philwolfsonmd.com/pdf/JCERWolfson.pdf

Ayahuasca Characterization, Metabolism in Humans, and Relevance to Endogenous N, N-Dimethyltryptaimines
Ethan Hamilton McIlhenny (Dissertation 2012)
http://www.neip.info/downloads/McIlhenny_Ayahuasca.pdf

Do entheogen-induced mystical experiences boost the immune system?  Psychedelics, peak experiences, and wellness
Thomas B. Roberts – Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (1999)
http://csp.org/practices/entheogens/docs/roberts-immune.html

Problems in ethnomedicine: evaluating traditional knowledge and transferring it outside its native context
Laurent Rivier, PhD – Research Gate (2003)
http://www.rivier-consulting.ch/dossier/Ethnomed_TI_2002.pdf

Ayahuasca, Salutogenisis and the Need for “Ecological” Approaches
Dr. F. Friczewski — NEIP Info
http://www.gaiamedia.org/download/franz_friczewski_ayahuasca_salutogenesis_ecological_approaches-3.pdf

Identifying Spiritual Content in Experiential Reports from Ayahuasca Sessions
Stanley Krippner & Joseph Sulla — NeuroQuantology (2011)
http://fii.fi.tartu.ee/~helle/kool/AYA/Aya/Krippner2011.pdf

The Objectivity of Spiritual Experiences: Spontaneous Mental Imagery and the Spiritual Space
Marcelo S. Mercante — NEIP – Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (2006)
http://www.neip.info/upd_blob/0000/231.pdf

Voice of the Psychonauts: Coping, Life Purpose, and Spirituality in Psychedelic Drug Users
Moro, Simon, Bard & Raez — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2011)
https://www.academia.edu/1627217/Voice_of_the_Psychonauts_Coping_Life_Purpose_and_Spirituality_in_Psychedelic_Drug_Users

Behavioral profile of constituents in ayahuasca, an Amazonian psychoactive plant mixture
Cory S. Freedland & Robert S. Mansbach — Drug and Alcohol Dependence (1999)
http://fii.fi.tartu.ee/~helle/kool/AYA/Aya/Freedland1999.pdf

The Globalization of Ayahuasca: Harm Reduction or Benefit Maximization?
K.W. Tupper — International Journal of Drug Policy (2008)
http://www.kennethtupper.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Globalization-of-Ayahuasca-IJDP-2008.pdf

The natural hallucinogen 5-MeO-DMT, component of Ayahusaca, disrupts cortical function in rats:  reversal by antipsychotic drugs
Maurizio S. Riga, Guadalupe Soria, Raul Tudela, Francesc Artigas, Pau Celada – Int’l Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (2014)
http://ijnp.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/8/1269.full

A Reader in Ethnobotany and A Phytotherapy
Miroslav Horak et al. – FOLIA (2014)
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miroslav_Horak/publication/280154598_A_Reader_in_Ethnobotany_and_Phytotherapy/links/55acf81308ae815a042b41d2.pdf#page=49

How Might the Ayahuasca Experience be a Potential Antidote to Western Hegemony:  A Mixed Methods Study
Roan Kaufman, Ed.D. – Dissertation, Fielding Graduate University (2015)
http://neip.info/novo/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Kaufman_Ayahuasca_Antidote_Western_Hegemony_2015.pdf

The Vidente Phenomenon in Third World Traditional Healing: an Amazonian example
Marlene Dobkin de Rios – Medical Anthropology (Abstract 1984)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6536848

A modern-day shamanistic healer in the Peruvian Amazon: pharmacopoeia and trance
Marlene Dobkin de Rios — Journal Psychoactive Drugs (Abstract 1989)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2723893

Entheogens: Return of the Ostracized
Roberts and Hruby — Northern Illinois University (1996)
http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED407298

Dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic tryptamines exhibit substrate behavior at the serotonin uptake transporter and the vesicle monoamine transporter
Nicholas V. Cozzi, Anupama Gopalakrishnan, Lyndsey L. Anderson, et al. – J Neural Transm (2009)
https://aweiss.net/alamut/Bibliothek/Hallucinogenic%20tryptamines%20as%20SERT%20and%20VMAT2%20substrates.%20%20Cozzi.%20%20J.%20Neural%20Transm.,%20116,%201591-1599%20(2009).pdf

Psychospiritual integration of an ayahuasca retreat experience
Deborah J. Quevedo, Ph.D. – Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Abstract 2009)
http://gradworks.umi.com/33/52/3352252.html

Subjective effects and tolerability of the South American psychoactive beverage Ayahuasca in healthy volunteers
Jordi Riba, Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells, Gloria Urbano, et al. — Psychopharmacology (2001)
http://fii.fi.tartu.ee/~helle/kool/AYA/Aya/Riba_Urbano2001.pdf

Working with “La Medicina”: Elements of Healing in Contemporary Ayahuasca Rituals
Evgenia Fotiou — Anthropology of Consciousness (2012 Abstract)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-3537.2012.01054.x/full

Human Pharmacology of Ayahuasca: Subjective and Cardiovascular Effects, Monoamine Metabolite Excretion, and Pharmacokinetics
Riba, Valle, Urbano, Yritia, Morte & Barbanoj — Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (2003)
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/306/1/73.full.pdf+html

The ritual use of ayahuasca by three Brazilian religions
Edward MacRae, Ph.D. (2004)
http://www.neip.info/downloads/t_edw11.pdf

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Internet Links

Facing Fear: A Conversation with an Ayahuasquero
Adam Elenbaas – Reality Sandwich (2008)
http://www.realitysandwich.com/facing_fear_conversation_ayahuasquero

Spirit Vine: Transpersonal States of Consciousness: Illusion or Spirit?
Ayahuasca.com (2008)
http://www.ayahuasca.com/spirit/mythos/spirit-vine/

Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness
Terence McKenna – Lily/Goswami Conference on Consciousness and Quantum Physics (1983)
http://deoxy.org/t_thc.htm

DMT, Ayahuasca, The Pineal Gland – A Professor Talks Neurotheology
Clayton Crockett – Waking Times (2013)
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/03/20/dmt-ayahuasca-pineal-gland-professor-talks-neurotheology/

Soul, Spirit and Right Relationship:  A Conversation with Steve Beyer
Morgan Maher – Reality Sandwich (2010)
http://realitysandwich.com/31898/conversation_steve_beyer/

Jaguar Medicine
Alberto Villoldo, PhD – Shaman Portal (2008)
http://shamanportal.org/article_details.php?id=66

The Visionary World of Ayahuasca-Plant Spirit Shamanism in the Amazon
Howard G. Charing – Articlebase.com (2007)
http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/the-visionary-world-of-ayahuasca-plant-spirit-shamanism-in-the-amazon-159038.html

Ayahuasca & Visionary Plants – Companions to the Soul
Howard G. Charing – New Age Journal
http://newagejournal.com/2007/ayahuasca-visionary-plants-companions-to-the-soul

Psychedelics, Spirituality, and Transformation
Phil Wolfson — Tikkun (2011)
http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/psychedelics-spirituality-and-transformation

Shamanism, Alchemy and Yoga: Traditional Technologies of Transformation
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation
http://www.greenearthfound.org/geo/shamanism.html

Plant Medicines and Shamanic Healing
Ross Heaven – Herbal Medicine (2008)
http://www.positivehealth.com/article/herbal-medicine/plant-medicines-and-shamanic-healing

Ayahuasca & It’s Mechanisms of Healing (taken from Visionary Vine: Hallucinogenic healing in the Peruvian Amazon
Marlene Dobkin de Rios (1972)
http://www.lycaeum.org/diseyes/fresh/mechheal.htm

Medicine for the Soul
Howard Charing — Sacred Hoop (2003)
http://www.meta-religion.com/Spiritualism/PDF/soul_medicine.pdf

Ayahuasca: Shamanism Shared Across Cultures
Luis Eduardo Luna – Cultural Survival (2003)
http://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/brazil/ayahuasca-shamanism-shared-across-cultures

 

Ayahuasca Healing Beyond the Amazon: The Globalization of a Traditional Indigenous Entheogenic Practice
K.W. Tupper — Global Networks:  A Journal of Transnational Affairs (2009)
http://www.kennethtupper.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Ayahuasca-Healing-Beyond-the-Amazon-Preprint-2009.pdf

Sacred Evolution with Amazonian Plant Spirit Medicine Ayahuasca
Jill Levers blog – Tierra Vida Healing
http://www.tierravidahealing.com/Site/Aya_Article.html

Varieties of Ritual Involving States of Consciousness
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation (2006)
http://www.greenearthfound.org/write/ritual.html

Are Psychedelics Useful in the Practice of Buddhism?
Myron J. Stolaroff — Journal of Humanistic Psychology (1999)
http://www.psychonautdocs.com/docs/stolaroff_buddhism.pdf 

Psychedelic Horizons
Papers by Thomas B. Roberts
http://niu.academia.edu/ThomasRoberts/Papers

Psychedelic Shamanism: Shamanist Sacred Plants To Experience the 5th Dimension
Onur Oral – Scribd (2009)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/16181308/Psychedelic-Shamanism-Shamanist-Sacred-Plants-To-Experience-the-5th-Dimension

The Re-Unification Of The Sacred And The Natural
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation (1997)
http://www.greenearthfound.org/geo/sac_nat.html

Common Themes in South American Indian Yage Experiences
Michael J. Harner
http://deoxy.org/yagecommon.htm

Physical Shamanism and Shamanic Therapy
James Kent – Psychedelic Information Theory/Shamanism in the Age of Reason (2010)
http://psychedelic-information-theory.com/Physical-Shamanism-and-Shamanic-Therapy

Psychointegration: The Physiological Effects of Entheogens
Michael Winkelman
http://www.public.asu.edu/~atmxw/psychointegration.pdf

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
Rick Strassman – Excerpts taken from his book (2001)
http://csp.org/chrestomathy/dmt_spirit.html

Entheogens — Reflections on ‘Psychoactive Sacramentals’
Benny Shanon – Journal of Consciousness Studies (2002)
http://www.imprint.co.uk/pdf/Roberts.pdf

Entheogenic Mysticism: A Jamesian Assessment
William Barnard
http://www.neip.info/upd_blob/0000/446.pdf

Hallucinogenic Ritual and Theater
Marlene Dobkin de Rios – Excerpt from Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1984)
http://www.wbenjamin.org/marlene_de_rios.html

Changes in Spirituality Among Ayahuasca Ceremony Novice Participants
Stephen M. Trichter – Spirituality and Ayahuasca 1 (2006)
http://www.neip.info/upd_blob/0000/566.pdf

Neurofeedback and Ayahuasca: A More Effective Program for Personal Growth
Lincoln Stoller, Ph.D. (2008)
http://www.tengerresearch.com/grow/supportinginfo/Stoller-Neurofeedback_Aya.pdf

In search of the authentic self: using plants of wisdom as healers
Edwin Lainhart – Journal of Heart Centered Therapies (2003)
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FGV/is_2_6/ai_109083053/

 “My Father and My Mother, Show Me Your Beauty”: Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in Rio de Janeiro
Tania Soibelman — The California Institute of Integral Studies (Masters Thesis 1995)
http://neip.info/downloads/textos%20novos/tese_tania.pdf

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