General Information on Ayauasca

Comprehensive Resources

Ayahuasca – Scientific Information
ICEERS: International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service
http://www.iceers.org/science-interest-ayahuasca.php

Ayahuasca – Scientific Literature Overview
ICEERS: International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service (2012)
https://iceers.org/docs/science/ayahuasca/ICEERS2012_Ayahuasca_literature_compilation.pdf

Fourteen Years of Clinical Research with Ayahuasca
[Video] Jordi Riba presentation at Psychedelic Science 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5pTYrUOAb4

 

Scientific Articles

Scientific Research on Ayahuasca

From the Santa Daime Church
http://www.santodaime.org/doctrine/science.htm

Bringing Ayahuasca to the Clinical Research Laboratory
Jordi Riba, Manel J Barbanoj — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2005)
http://catbull.com/alamut/Bibliothek/Bringing_Ayahuasca_to_clinical_laboratory.pdf

The Hoasca Project: Current Status

Charles S. Grob, MD, Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D. — Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (1995)
http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v05n4/05404aya.html

Biblical Entheogens: a Speculative Hypothesis
Benny Shanon – Time and Mind:  The Journal of Archaeology Consciousness and Culture (2008)
http://agrobuti.net/allegati/BennyShanon.pdf

Ayahuasca Tourism: Participants in Shamanic Rituals and their Personality Styles, Motivation, Benefits and Risks
Veronica Kavenska and Hana Simonova – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2015)
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/283339907_Ayahuasca_Tourism_Participants_in_Shamanic_Rituals_and_their_Personality_Styles_Motivation_Benefits_and_Risks

Psychedelics and quasi-psychedelics in the light of contemporary research: medical cannabis, MDMA, salvinorin A, ibogaine and ayahuasca
Szabo, Frecska, Brys – Official Journal of the Hungarian Association of Psychopharmacology (2015)
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26485742

Ayahuasca and exceptional human experiences
David Luke — Conference Paper (2011)
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Luke/publication/278300893_Ayahuasca_and_exceptional_human_experiences/links/557eb02d08ae26eada8def49.pdf

Topographic pharmaco-EEG mapping of the effects of the South American psychoactive beverage ayahuasca in healthy volunteers

Jordi Riba, Peter Anderer, Adelaida Morte, et al. – British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2002)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12047486

Daytime Ayahuasca administration modulates REM and slow-wave sleep in healthy volunteers
Barbanoj, Riba, Clos, Giménez, et al. — Psychopharmacology (Abstract 2007)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18030450

Acute Biphasic Effects of Ayahuasca
Schenberg EE, Alexandre JFM, Filev R, Cravo AM, Sato JR, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al. – PLOS ONE (2015)
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0137202

Personality, Psychopathology, Life Attitudes and Neuropsychological Performance among Ritual Users of Ayahuasca: A Longitudinal Study
Bouso, Riba, et al. (2012)
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0042421

Non-Native Ayahuasca Use
Danylo Kosovych, Dissertation. George Mason University (May 25, 2011)
http://digilib.gmu.edu/dspace/handle/1920/6351

The Epistemics of Ayahuasca Visions
Benny Shanon — Springer Science (2010)
http://fii.fi.tartu.ee/~helle/kool/AYA/Aya/Shanon2010.pdf

Effects of the Amazonian Psychoactive Beverage Ayahuasca on Binocular Rivalry: Interhemispheric Switching or Interhemispheric Fusion?
Frecska, White, & Luna – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2003)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/29216879/Ayahuasca-Hemispheric-Fusion

Shamanism and indigenous youthhood in the Brazilian Amazon
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen – Amazonica – Revista de Antropoligia (2009)
http://periodicos.ufpa.br/index.php/amazonica/article/view/146/217

New hallucinogenic in Europe: Ayahuasca or the Vine of the Spirit
Pepin, Cheze, Billault, Gaillard — Journal of Forensic Medicine (2000)
http://www.erowid.org/references/refs_view.php?A=ShowDoc1&ID=7606

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Books

Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
By Steve Beyer
http://www.singingtotheplants.com/

Shedding the Layers: How Ayahuasca Saved More Than My Skin
By Mark Flaherty
http://shedding-the-layers.com

Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience
By Benny Shanon
http://www.amazon.com/The-Antipodes-Mind-Phenomenology-Experience/dp/0199252939

Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond
By Bia Labote
http://www.bialabate.net/product/ayahuasca-shamanism-in-the-amazon-and-beyond

Vegetalismo: Shamanism Among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon
By Luis Eduardo Luna
http://www.amazon.com/Vegetalismo-Shamanism-population-Universitatis-Stockholmiensis/dp/9122008195

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Internet Links

What Happens to Your Consciousness When You Take Ayahuasca?
Abzu2 blog (2015)
http://www.abzu2.com/2015/08/15/what-happens-to-your-consciousness-when-you-take-ayahuasca/

The globalization of ayahuasca: Harm reduction or benefit maximization?
P. Rezaei – The Spirit Molecule (2015)
http://www.spiritmolecule.com/articles/ayahuasca/2015/06/the-globalization-of-ayahuasca-harm-reduction-or-benefit-maximization#content-anchor

Ayahuasca: What the Spirits Want
Stephan Beyer – All Things Healing
http://www.allthingshealing.com/Shamanism/Ayahuasca-What-the-Spirits-Want/10586#.Vj0syLerRpg

Ayahuasca and Human Destiny
Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D – Ayahusaca.com (2008)
http://www.ayahuasca.com/ayahuasca-overviews/ayahuasca-and-human-destiny/


Malpighiaceae, Banisteriopsis caapi, Yage, Ayahuasca
Anthropogen (2008)
http://anthrome.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/malpigiaceae-banisteriopsis-caapi-yage-ayahuasca/


The Dimethyltryptamine Receptor
Steve Beyer — Singing to the Plants (2009)
http://www.singingtotheplants.com/2009/02/dimethyltryptamine-receptor

Dissertation on Healing from the Gods: Ayahuasca and the Curing of Disease States
By Maggi Quinlan
http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v11n1/11130qui.html

The Effects of Participation in Ayahuasca Rituals on Gays’ and Lesbians’ Self Perception
Clancy Cavnar, Dissertation. John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology (May 1, 2011)
http://www.neip.info/upd_blob/0001/1053.pdf

Ayahuasca: The University of Gaia
Ralph Miller – Holistic Local (2003)
http://www.holisticlocal.co.uk/articles/view/1311/Ayahuasca:+The+University+of+Gaia+(Shamanism

True Conversations: An Interview with Dennis McKenna
Rak Razam – Undergrowth (2007)
http://www.undergrowth.org/true_conversations_an_interview_with_dennis_mckenna_by_rak_razam

Ayahuasca, Religion and Nature
By Morgan Brent
http://www.ayahuasca.com/ayahuasca-overviews/ayahuasca-religion-and-nature/

A Thread in the Vine: The Deep Ecology of Contemporary Ayahuasca Discourse
Jeff Baker – Southern Cross University (2015)
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeff_Baker10/publication/278020548_A_Thread_in_The_Vine_The_Deep_Ecology_of_Contemporaray_Ayahuasca_Discourse/links/5578e25608aeacff200289cb.pdf

Cosmic Expressions and Spiritual Revivals Within Visionary Art
Danielle Elise Colombo – Honors Thesis, Texas State University (2015)
https://digital.library.txstate.edu/bitstream/handle/10877/5598/Colombo,DanielleFinal.pdf?sequence=1

Psychedelic Scientists
Sam Gandy — The Nexian (2015)
http://the-nexian.me/home/knowledge/158-psychedelic-scientists

Ayahuasca, Shamanism, and Curanderismo in the Andes
Steve Mizrach – Entheology.com
http://www2.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/yage.html

Ayahuasca, Yage and Harmaline
Peter Stafford — Chapter seven of the third edition of the Psychedelics Encyclopedia
http://www.lycaeum.org/ayahuasca/ayahuasca/encycay.htm

Vine of the Souls: A Closer Look at Amazonia’s Visionary Medicine
Charlie Kidder – The Resonance Project (1997)
http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/ayahuasca/references/other/1997_kidder_resproject_1.shtml

Fast and Slow Metabolizers of Hoasca
J.C. Callaway, Ph.D. — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2005)
http://www.vetmed.helsinki.fi/abs/dokumentit/Callaway-metabolics.pdf

Myth, Cosmos, and Ceremony among the Shipibo
http://copland.udel.edu/~roe/TheCosmicZygote/ch2.pdf

Songs of the Shipibo of the Upper Amazon
Thoedore Lucas (1973)
http://www.jstor.org/pss/779862

Shamanism and indigenous youthhood in the Brazilian Amazon
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen — Amazonica (2009)
http://www.periodicos.ufpa.br/index.php/amazonica/article/view/146/217

The Visionary World of Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Shamanism in the Amazon
Howard G. Charing – Waking Times (2012)
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/10/13/the-visionary-world-of-ayahuasca-plant-spirit-shamanism-in-the-amazon/

‘Pudding-Like’ Identity of Our Times, Yage Ritual
Andrzej Pankalla
http://iaccp.org/ebook/xian/PDFs/6_4Pankalla.pdf

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Research Categories

PTSD and Ayahuasca
Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
Anxiety and Ayahuasca
Depression and Ayahuasca
Mental Health and Ayahuasca
General Health and Well-being and Ayahuasca

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