The Dark Side of Ayahuasca
Every day, hundreds of tourists arrive in Iquitos, Peru, seeking spiritual catharsis or just to trip their heads off. But increasingly often their trip becomes a nightmare, and some of them don't go h...
The Egyptians Had Their Own Version Of Ayahuasca They Called “The Tree Of Life”
The civilization of Egypt as we know spans back thousands of years to the days when the last great glaciers in the world were melting (10,000 BC). This information, as many of you may know, has been s...
Chemical Found In Ayahuasca May Be Able To Completely Reverse Diabetes
Diabetes currently affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In America alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that number to be approximately 20 million. Potent...
The Visionary World Of Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Shamanism In The Amazon
by Howard G. Charing, Guest Writer Ayahuasca – Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazon “We are not talking about passive agents of transformation, we are talking about an intelligence, a consciousness, an...
Ayahuasca & The Brain
A change to rewire the brain. Help to circumvent old patterns which cause abreation or reacting to a past event in the present. 
Looking For A Good Ayahuasca Retreat? 8 Reasons To Choose ‘The Way Inn Lodge’, Peru
With a whole slew of ayahuasca retreats cropping up all over South America these days, it can be tough to decide on a good place to go with. After doing some research online, I found The Way Inn Lodge...
Can Drinking Ayahuasca Change Your Life?
Meeting with ayahuasca for the first time, and receiving an education in enlightenment that I never expected.
Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca (usually pronounced /ˌaɪjəˈwæskə/ or /ˌaɪjəˈwaːskə/), also commonly called yagé (/jaːˈheɪ/), is a psychedelic brew made out of Banisteriopsis caapi vine in combination with various plants. ...
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Shamanism among Eskimo peoples
Shamanism among Eskimo peoples refers to those aspects of the Eskimo cultures that are related to the shamans’ role as a mediator between people and spirits, souls, and mythological beings. Such belie...
Soulcatcher
A Soulcatcher (Haboolm Ksinaalgat, 'keeper of breath') is an amulet (Aatxasxw) used by the shaman (Halayt) of the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia and Alaska. It is believed that all soulc...
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Carlos Castaneda
Carlos Castaneda (December 25 1925 – April 27 1998) was an American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology.Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe...
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The Dark Side of Ayahuasca
Every day, hundreds of tourists arrive in Iquitos, Peru, seeking spiritual catharsis or just to trip their heads off. But increasingly often their trip becomes a nightmare, and some of them don't go h...
Medicine bag
A medicine bag is a traditional North American Aboriginal/Native container for various items of supernatural power. While anyone may have one, usually it would be the medicine man, or shaman, of a tri...
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Siqqitiq
Siqqitiq (meaning transforming one's life, more specifically adopting Christianity) is the ritual of converting Inuit with shamanist beliefs to Christianity. This is usually accompanied by ritualistic...
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Jeff King (Navajo)
Jeff King (1865?–1964; known in Navajo as Hashkeh-yilth-e-yah) was a US Army scout from 1891 to 1911, and went on to become a highly respected hataałii (singer, or medicine man). According to army rec...
Taisha Abelar
Taisha Abelar, born Maryann Simko, is an American writer and anthropologist who was an associate of Carlos Castaneda.
Abelar met Castaneda when she was 19 years old and a student at University of ...
Sweat lodge
The sweat lodge (also called purification ceremony or simply sweat) is a hut, typically dome-shaped and made with natural materials, used by Indigenous peoples of the Americas for ceremonial steam bat...
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Florinda Donner
Florinda Donner (originally Regine Margarita Thal, later Florinda Donner-Grau) is an American writer and anthropologist known as one of Carlos Castaneda's "witches" (the term for three women who were ...
Midewiwin
The Midewiwin (also spelled Midewin and Medewiwin) or the Grand Medicine Society is a secretive religion of the Indians of the Maritimes, New England and Great Lakes regions in North America. Its pra...
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Don Juan Matus
Don Juan Matus is a spiritual guide (teacher) in the series of books on Nagualism by Carlos Castaneda. He is described as a Yaqui Indian. In the book, Castaneda writes that he first met Matus at a bus...
Vegetalismo
Vegetalismo is a term used to refer to a practice of mestizo shamanism in the Amazonic provinces of Peru in which the shamans – known as vegetalistas – gain their knowledge and power to cure...
Velada (Mazatec ritual)
Velada is the name of the healing vigils carried out by Mazatec curanderos (such as María Sabina).
Cleargreen Incorporated
Cleargreen Incorporated is a for-profit corporation founded by Carlos Castaneda in order to promote Tensegrity, a group of movements that he said had been passed down by 25 generations of Toltec shama...
Shamanism among Alaska Natives
Alaskan Natives have a special connection to the land around them, and a kinship with the animals with whom they share that land. Before the introduction of western culture and the religions that are...
Shamanism among Alaska Natives - Wikipedia
Sanapia
Sanapia, born Mary Poafpybitty (ca. 20 May 1895–23 January 1984) was a Comanche medicine woman and spiritual healer. She is believed to be the last of eagle doctors, a Comanche title referring to a pe...
Sanapia - Wikipedia
Tonal (mythology)
Tonal (To nal) is a concept within the study of Mesoamerican religion, myth, folklore and anthropology. It refers to the belief found in many indigenous Mesoamerican cultures that a person upon being ...
Yachay
Yachay is a special type of phlegm generated by shamans and sorcerers of the Peruvian Amazon Basin which is believed to contain the essence of their power in the form of virotes, tsentsak, darts, arro...