General Information on Ayauasca

Comprehensive Resources

Ayahuasca – Scientific Information
ICEERS: International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service

Ayahuasca – Scientific Literature Overview
ICEERS: International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service (2012)

Fourteen Years of Clinical Research with Ayahuasca
[Video] Jordi Riba presentation at Psychedelic Science 2013


Scientific Articles

Scientific Research on Ayahuasca

From the Santa Daime Church

Bringing Ayahuasca to the Clinical Research Laboratory
Jordi Riba, Manel J Barbanoj — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2005)

The Hoasca Project: Current Status

Charles S. Grob, MD, Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D. — Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (1995)

Biblical Entheogens: a Speculative Hypothesis
Benny Shanon – Time and Mind:  The Journal of Archaeology Consciousness and Culture (2008)

Ayahuasca Tourism: Participants in Shamanic Rituals and their Personality Styles, Motivation, Benefits and Risks
Veronica Kavenska and Hana Simonova – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2015)

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)

Ayahuasca and exceptional human experiences
David Luke — Conference Paper (2011)

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)

Daytime Ayahuasca administration modulates REM and slow-wave sleep in healthy volunteers
Barbanoj, Riba, Clos, Giménez, et al. — Psychopharmacology (Abstract 2007)

Acute Biphasic Effects of Ayahuasca
Schenberg EE, Alexandre JFM, Filev R, Cravo AM, Sato JR, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al. – PLOS ONE (2015)

Personality, Psychopathology, Life Attitudes and Neuropsychological Performance among Ritual Users of Ayahuasca: A Longitudinal Study
Bouso, Riba, et al. (2012)

Non-Native Ayahuasca Use
Danylo Kosovych, Dissertation. George Mason University (May 25, 2011)

The Epistemics of Ayahuasca Visions
Benny Shanon — Springer Science (2010)

Effects of the Amazonian Psychoactive Beverage Ayahuasca on Binocular Rivalry: Interhemispheric Switching or Interhemispheric Fusion?
Frecska, White, & Luna – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2003)

Shamanism and indigenous youthhood in the Brazilian Amazon
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen – Amazonica – Revista de Antropoligia (2009)

New hallucinogenic in Europe: Ayahuasca or the Vine of the Spirit
Pepin, Cheze, Billault, Gaillard — Journal of Forensic Medicine (2000)



Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
By Steve Beyer

Shedding the Layers: How Ayahuasca Saved More Than My Skin
By Mark Flaherty

Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience
By Benny Shanon

Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond
By Bia Labote

Vegetalismo: Shamanism Among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon
By Luis Eduardo Luna


Internet Links

What Happens to Your Consciousness When You Take Ayahuasca?
Abzu2 blog (2015)

The globalization of ayahuasca: Harm reduction or benefit maximization?
P. Rezaei – The Spirit Molecule (2015)

Ayahuasca: What the Spirits Want
Stephan Beyer – All Things Healing

Ayahuasca and Human Destiny
Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D – (2008)

Malpighiaceae, Banisteriopsis caapi, Yage, Ayahuasca
Anthropogen (2008)

The Dimethyltryptamine Receptor
Steve Beyer — Singing to the Plants (2009)

Dissertation on Healing from the Gods: Ayahuasca and the Curing of Disease States
By Maggi Quinlan

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)

Ayahuasca: The University of Gaia
Ralph Miller – Holistic Local (2003)

True Conversations: An Interview with Dennis McKenna
Rak Razam – Undergrowth (2007)

Ayahuasca, Religion and Nature
By Morgan Brent

A Thread in the Vine: The Deep Ecology of Contemporary Ayahuasca Discourse
Jeff Baker – Southern Cross University (2015)

Cosmic Expressions and Spiritual Revivals Within Visionary Art
Danielle Elise Colombo – Honors Thesis, Texas State University (2015),DanielleFinal.pdf?sequence=1

Psychedelic Scientists
Sam Gandy — The Nexian (2015)

Ayahuasca, Shamanism, and Curanderismo in the Andes
Steve Mizrach –

Ayahuasca, Yage and Harmaline
Peter Stafford — Chapter seven of the third edition of the Psychedelics Encyclopedia

Vine of the Souls: A Closer Look at Amazonia’s Visionary Medicine
Charlie Kidder – The Resonance Project (1997)

Fast and Slow Metabolizers of Hoasca
J.C. Callaway, Ph.D. — Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2005)

Myth, Cosmos, and Ceremony among the Shipibo

Songs of the Shipibo of the Upper Amazon
Thoedore Lucas (1973)

Shamanism and indigenous youthhood in the Brazilian Amazon
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen — Amazonica (2009)

The Visionary World of Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Shamanism in the Amazon
Howard G. Charing – Waking Times (2012)

‘Pudding-Like’ Identity of Our Times, Yage Ritual
Andrzej Pankalla


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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