General Health and Well-being and Ayauasca

Scientific Articles

Ayahuasca – The Healing Vine
Marlene Dobkin De Rios – International Journal of Social Psychiatry (1971)

The Healing Practices of a Peruvian Shaman
L.E. Luna – Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1984)

Clinical investigations of the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca: rationale and regulatory challenges
Dennis J. McKenna — Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2004)

Healing with Plant Intelligence: A Report from Ayahuasca
Richard Doyle — Anthropology of Consciousness (Abstract 2012)

Trance and Shamanic Cure on the South American Continent: Psychopharmacological and Neurobiological Interpretations
Francois Blanc — Anthropology of Consciousness (2010)

Person, Place and Sacrament: Cross-Cultural Healing and Transformation in the Ayahuasca Shamanism of Iquitos, Peru
James Taylor — NEIP Info (2011)

Ayahuasca: Hallucinogens, Consciousness, and the Spirit of Nature
Thomas B. Roberts – Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:  An Entheogen Chrestomathy (1999)

The Healing Power of the Icaros: A Phenomenological Study of Ayahuasca Experiences
Susan Bustos — California Institute of Integral Studies (2008)

The Healing Power of the Curanderos’ Songs or “Icaros”: A Phenomenological Study
Susan Bustos – California Institute of Integral Studies (Dissertation Proposal 2004)

Banistriopsis caapi, a Forgotten Potential Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease?
Djamshidian, Bernschneider-Reif, Poewe and Lees – International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (Abstract 2015);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)

Ayahuasca Characterization, Metabolism in Humans, and Relevance to Endogenous N, N-Dimethyltryptaimines
Ethan Hamilton McIlhenny (Dissertation 2012)

Do entheogen-induced mystical experiences boost the immune system?  Psychedelics, peak experiences, and wellness
Thomas B. Roberts – Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (1999)

Problems in ethnomedicine: evaluating traditional knowledge and transferring it outside its native context
Laurent Rivier, PhD – Research Gate (2003)

Ayahuasca, Salutogenisis and the Need for “Ecological” Approaches
Dr. F. Friczewski — NEIP Info

Identifying Spiritual Content in Experiential Reports from Ayahuasca Sessions
Stanley Krippner & Joseph Sulla — NeuroQuantology (2011)

The Objectivity of Spiritual Experiences: Spontaneous Mental Imagery and the Spiritual Space
Marcelo S. Mercante — NEIP – Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (2006)

Voice of the Psychonauts: Coping, Life Purpose, and Spirituality in Psychedelic Drug Users
Moro, Simon, Bard & Raez — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2011)

Behavioral profile of constituents in ayahuasca, an Amazonian psychoactive plant mixture
Cory S. Freedland & Robert S. Mansbach — Drug and Alcohol Dependence (1999)

The Globalization of Ayahuasca: Harm Reduction or Benefit Maximization?
K.W. Tupper — International Journal of Drug Policy (2008)

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)

A Reader in Ethnobotany and A Phytotherapy
Miroslav Horak et al. – FOLIA (2014)

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)

The Vidente Phenomenon in Third World Traditional Healing: an Amazonian example
Marlene Dobkin de Rios – Medical Anthropology (Abstract 1984)

A modern-day shamanistic healer in the Peruvian Amazon: pharmacopoeia and trance
Marlene Dobkin de Rios — Journal Psychoactive Drugs (Abstract 1989)

Entheogens: Return of the Ostracized
Roberts and Hruby — Northern Illinois University (1996)

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),%20116,%201591-1599%20(2009).pdf

Psychospiritual integration of an ayahuasca retreat experience
Deborah J. Quevedo, Ph.D. – Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Abstract 2009)

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)

Working with “La Medicina”: Elements of Healing in Contemporary Ayahuasca Rituals
Evgenia Fotiou — Anthropology of Consciousness (2012 Abstract)

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)

The ritual use of ayahuasca by three Brazilian religions
Edward MacRae, Ph.D. (2004)


Internet Links

Facing Fear: A Conversation with an Ayahuasquero
Adam Elenbaas – Reality Sandwich (2008)

Spirit Vine: Transpersonal States of Consciousness: Illusion or Spirit? (2008)

Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness
Terence McKenna – Lily/Goswami Conference on Consciousness and Quantum Physics (1983)

DMT, Ayahuasca, The Pineal Gland – A Professor Talks Neurotheology
Clayton Crockett – Waking Times (2013)

Soul, Spirit and Right Relationship:  A Conversation with Steve Beyer
Morgan Maher – Reality Sandwich (2010)

Jaguar Medicine
Alberto Villoldo, PhD – Shaman Portal (2008)

The Visionary World of Ayahuasca-Plant Spirit Shamanism in the Amazon
Howard G. Charing – (2007)

Ayahuasca & Visionary Plants – Companions to the Soul
Howard G. Charing – New Age Journal

Psychedelics, Spirituality, and Transformation
Phil Wolfson — Tikkun (2011)

Shamanism, Alchemy and Yoga: Traditional Technologies of Transformation
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation

Plant Medicines and Shamanic Healing
Ross Heaven – Herbal Medicine (2008)

Ayahuasca & It’s Mechanisms of Healing (taken from Visionary Vine: Hallucinogenic healing in the Peruvian Amazon
Marlene Dobkin de Rios (1972)

Medicine for the Soul
Howard Charing — Sacred Hoop (2003)

Ayahuasca: Shamanism Shared Across Cultures
Luis Eduardo Luna – Cultural Survival (2003)


Ayahuasca Healing Beyond the Amazon: The Globalization of a Traditional Indigenous Entheogenic Practice
K.W. Tupper — Global Networks:  A Journal of Transnational Affairs (2009)

Sacred Evolution with Amazonian Plant Spirit Medicine Ayahuasca
Jill Levers blog – Tierra Vida Healing

Varieties of Ritual Involving States of Consciousness
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation (2006)

Are Psychedelics Useful in the Practice of Buddhism?
Myron J. Stolaroff — Journal of Humanistic Psychology (1999) 

Psychedelic Horizons
Papers by Thomas B. Roberts

Psychedelic Shamanism: Shamanist Sacred Plants To Experience the 5th Dimension
Onur Oral – Scribd (2009)

The Re-Unification Of The Sacred And The Natural
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. – Green Earth Foundation (1997)

Common Themes in South American Indian Yage Experiences
Michael J. Harner

Physical Shamanism and Shamanic Therapy
James Kent – Psychedelic Information Theory/Shamanism in the Age of Reason (2010)

Psychointegration: The Physiological Effects of Entheogens
Michael Winkelman

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)

Entheogens — Reflections on ‘Psychoactive Sacramentals’
Benny Shanon – Journal of Consciousness Studies (2002)

Entheogenic Mysticism: A Jamesian Assessment
William Barnard

Hallucinogenic Ritual and Theater
Marlene Dobkin de Rios – Excerpt from Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1984)

Changes in Spirituality Among Ayahuasca Ceremony Novice Participants
Stephen M. Trichter – Spirituality and Ayahuasca 1 (2006)

Neurofeedback and Ayahuasca: A More Effective Program for Personal Growth
Lincoln Stoller, Ph.D. (2008)

In search of the authentic self: using plants of wisdom as healers
Edwin Lainhart – Journal of Heart Centered Therapies (2003)

 “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)


Research Categories

PTSD and Ayahuasca
Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
Anxiety and Ayahuasca
Depression and Ayahuasca
Mental Health and Ayahuasca
General Information and Ayahuasca

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