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Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul

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A comprehensive autobiographical account of the transforming experiences possible with ayahuasca

• Reveals the protocols of a traditional ayahuasca retreat and the importance of its ritual diet, isolation, and sacred songs

• Relates an extensive personal account of the traditional indigenous use of ayahuasca for healing and revelation

Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the author’s work with ayahuasca, a potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon  region that is known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. As she learned from her experience, with the help of ayahuasca we are able to grasp our paradoxical nature, the first step to acceptance of ourselves in both our glorious and dark aspects. Ayahuasca teaches us how to release the illusions we hold about ourselves and makes it possible to integrate our many diverse aspects to acquire our true power.

This book reveals the ritual protocols that must be followed prior to partaking of ayahuasca, including the traditional preparatory “diet”--which requires enduring austere conditions, isolation, and only small amounts of bland food before receiving the powers of the plant spirit from an ayahuasquero, a healing master--and the sacred songs, icaros, that are sung when imbibing the substance. Although the use of ayahuasca is growing among “underground” spiritual seekers and through the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism trade in South America, few of its seekers understand how it is used traditionally and the importance of the rituals the indigenous people follow. With this book, the author hopes to restore the importance of these indigenous practices so that we may truly understand all the gifts of ayahuasca.

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"Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the authors experience with ayahuasca, the potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. This book describes the ayahuasca ritual, and the sacred songs that are sung while receiving the gifts of the plant.

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The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul.

About the Author

Joan Parisi Wilcox has been initiated into the Q’ero shamanic tradition of the Andes and is the author of Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge: The Mystical World of the Q’ero Indians of Peru. She lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Introduction: Exploring Ayahuasca

Part One: The Beautiful Strangeness Begins

1    Meeting Ayahuasca

2    Greater than the Sum of the Parts

3    Prelude to the Amazon

4    Other Voices, Other Journeys

5    Studying Through the Field of Love

Part Two: The Mother of the Voice in the Ear

6    Off to the Amazon

7    Growing Green

8    The Jungle-Inner and Outer

9    Finding the Light in My Heart of Darkness

10   Intellectual Interlude

11   The I That Sees

12   Saying So Long But Never Good-bye

13   A Summing Up

Notes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892811311
Author:
Wilcox, Joan Parisi
Publisher:
Park Street Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Healing - General
Subject:
Ayahuasca
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Women shamans
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Ayahuasca ceremony
Subject:
Mental & Spiritual Healing
Subject:
Indians of South America - Peru - Drug use
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
ETHNOBOTANY;SELF-HELP;NEW AGE;VISIONARY PLANTS;AYAHUASCA;HEALING;PLANTS
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1324
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 11.27 oz

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