Inawainge one who seesInawainge one who sees

The young Man, who was his father translator, (the old taita spoke only Cofan), and he didn't, told him that yes, ... Another story I remember, told me Taita Pacho, when he was a young Yagé drinker, his brother in law one day blocked ...

Author: Eduardo Zotz

Publisher: Erik Istrup Publishing

ISBN: 9788792980977


Page: 180

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What we see with our physical eyes is not all there is, the real wonder is not out there, but inside us, only being seen with the eyes of the Spirit, with not only beautiful visions, but also visions of our Real self, helping us to heal, this book is dedicated to both, in order to ascend we need to heal first, then exploring our Inner Realms, we may Transcend our Human condition and become Light. Being in the Amazon jungle may not be the first stepping stone to find one’s true self, but one of the last stones needed. A return to Mother Earth, for grounding and healing may give one the peace and support that is required for this inner work. Nature speaks in many ways which this book series truly shows. You will feel necked and at times even raw and totally alone in all this… No one can do your inner job for you, but guidance, a helping hand or a shoulder to cry at, can prove to be gems on your journey. We all do this our own way. The song “I did it my way” may show you there is no wrong way nor a right way, only your way.

The radical otherness that healsThe radical otherness that heals

Yagecero Neoshamanism in Colombia Alhena Caicedo Fernández ... from the rainforest to the cities to distribute yagé, but other Indians, especially from younger generations and with varying degrees of experience and training as curacas, ...

Author: Alhena Caicedo Fernández

Publisher: Universidad de los Andes

ISBN: 9789587980875


Page: 252

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The Radical Otherness That Heals proposes an interesting theoretical advance in various schools of local and regional, and national and transnational analysis. It is based on a multilocal ethnography and a detailed sociological and political reading of the interactions between institutions and social and cultural representations of otherness. The original theoretical proposal consists of reading the reconfiguration of shamanisms stemming from processes of ethnicization and patrimonialization, and skillfully reconstructing the national ideological space and the most recent effects of multiculturalism through representations of otherness Anne-Marie Losonczy, Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris "The concept of the yagecero field serves as the axis of this innovative research that intertwines a multi-sited ethnography with a biographical approach to the actors. An extensive review of the literature on indigenous shamanisms, their networks, national politics, inter-ethnic relations and representations of the radical alterity that heals makes it possible for the reader to draw near, based on the close proximity of neo-shamanic practices, to perceive the national and transnational influences that are an integral part of the ongoing dynamics of this phenomenon. The analysis of neo-shamanism and the practices of the taita yageceros in Colombia contributes to deepening current debates on contemporary shamanisms and the broader issue of new religiosities, the transformations of indigenous groups and their politics of identify. This book provides a valuable input to the characterization of New Age spirituality from its understanding as a localized practice. It opens a space to compare the aforementioned manifestations in Colombia with similar ones in different countries." Esther Jean Langdon, Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

One RiverOne River

For the Kofan, Schultes discovered, yage' is far more than a shamanic tool; it is the source of wisdom itself, the ultimate medium of ... And naturally, the shaman suggested, a youth will drink yage' at puberty, when his nose and ...

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439126837


Page: 544

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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality. A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.

The Tlingit IndiansThe Tlingit Indians

Tu - wilt - tu - kah ( ku - yage ) , “ Spirit of peacemaker between angry families ” that can cure sick [ Padawú'X tu - qáo ] 6. Gu cheetle ku - yage , “ Spirit of a young woman who lives on hump ( sałčínuwu ) island in Dry Bay ” [ ? ] ...

Author: George Emmons

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295970081


Page: 488

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"A comprehensive and definitive work"--Science

The Yage LettersThe Yage Letters

Among the Jívaro young men take yagé — nateema they call it — to contact the spirits of their ancestors and get a briefing for their future life. It is used in initiations to anesthetize the initiates for painful ordeals.

Author: Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903286


Page: 192

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William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space, to derange his senses - the perfect drug for the author of the wild decentred books that followed. Years later, Ginsberg writes back as he follows in Burroughs' footsteps, and the drug worse and more profound than he had imagined.

Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and BeyondAyahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond

Soon, yage sessions started to gain supporters among university students and the middle classes as the taitas' invitations and visits became more frequent. Gradually, this type of yage consumption became an important source of income ...

Author: Beatriz Caiuby Labate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199341207


Page: 288

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"This book discusses how Amerindian epistemology and ontology related to certain indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon spread to Western societies, and how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan cultures have dialogued with and transformed these forest traditions. The collection also focuses on how shamanic rituals have been spreading and developing in post-traditional urban contexts throughout the world. Special attention is given to ayahuasca, a psychoactive drink usually composed of two plants, the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and leaves of the Psychotria viridis bush. Ayahuasca use has spread beyond its Amazonian origin and instigated a variety of legal and cultural responses in the countries it has spread to. The chapters in this book address some of the ways these responses have influenced ritual design and performance in traditional and non-traditional contexts. The book analyzes how displaced indigenous people and rubber tappers are engaged in creative reinvention of rituals, and how these rituals help build ethnic alliances and cultural and political strategies for their marginalized position. It also explores modernity's fascination with "tradition" and the "other." This phenomenon is directly tied to important classic and contemporary issues in anthropology. Some of them are the relationship between the expansion of ecotourism and ethnic tourism, recent indigenous cultural revivals, and the emergence of new ethnic identities. Another focus of this book is on trends in the commodification of indigenous cultures in post-colonial contexts, and the combination of shamanism with a network of health and spiritually-related services. Finally, the book addresses the topic of identity hybridization in global societies"--

In the SlipstreamIn the Slipstream

Yage gets richer . The Bishop gets richer . John builds a huge golden bank in downtown Denver . The rectangular skyscraper is topped by a pyramid . Yage gives John some stolen Egyptian art to decorate his office at the apex .

Author: Fiction Collective Two (U.S.)

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 1573660809


Page: 410

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Along the way, FC2 has introduced readers to the works of Mark Layner, Russell Banks, Raymond Federman, Ronald Sukenick, Eurudice, Gerald Vizenor and many more."--BOOK JACKET.

Shamanism Colonialism and the Wild ManShamanism Colonialism and the Wild Man

( In 1977 she told me that it was a young man , deeply desirous of her with the appearance of a gringo , tall and handsome . ) ... I went to take yagé in one part and then another , and then another ; but nothing ! I saw nothing !

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226790114


Page: 538

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Working with the image of the Indian shaman as Wild Man, Taussig reveals not the magic of the shaman but that of the politicizing fictions creating the effect of the real. "This extraordinary book . . . will encourage ever more critical and creative explorations."—Fernando Coronil, [I]American Journal of Sociology[/I] "Taussig has brought a formidable collection of data from arcane literary, journalistic, and biographical sources to bear on . . . questions of evil, torture, and politically institutionalized hatred and terror. His intent is laudable, and much of the book is brilliant, both in its discovery of how particular people perpetrated evil and others interpreted it."—Stehen G. Bunker, Social Science Quarterly

Wanderer on a Strange WorldWanderer on a Strange World

One night I made a new friend and went to drink with him, he was a young yagesero Cofan, a nice guy, ... It took only one full cup to get me flying for hours, absolutely beautiful and strong was his Yagé, and I had the night I was ...

Author: Eduardo Zotz

Publisher: Erik Istrup Publishing

ISBN: 9788792980946


Page: 176

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Our stories have a life of their own, and as every life form, they want to be expressed. Nurtured on our Hearts, kept cozy and safe in your memories, one day, they want to see the light of the day, and to share our long nights, when sleep lingers and stay away, and they love the company of a mug of coffee… These are stories, lessons and memories collected along 18 years drinking Yagé with Taitas and Healers in the Amazon forest, mostly in Columbia and Ecuador. My Stories are true accounts, and the lessons are personal. We live in a world in constant change, in a planet sick to the bones, ruled by greed and selfishness, with plenty of resources and hungry starving children, anyone awaken enough, looks around full of shame and despair… The root of our Illness is called Ego! We need to begin with ourselves, only healing ourselves we gonna be able to heal the world we live in. There are many ways to heal, and the Medicinal Plants are only one, although a powerful one, Yagé being a Master Healer.