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The Ayahuasca Experience: A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits Paperback – March 2, 2014
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“Ralph Metzner, world-famous pioneer of psychedelic research and consciousness explorer, brings together a masterful collection of writings exploring the nature of this extraordinary sacred potion, from its chemical and biological properties and psychological effects to its enormous healing and spiritual potential. This book will be an inspiration for lay audiences and a treasure trove of information for scholars studying consciousness and the human psyche.” (Stanislov Grof, M.D., author of LSD : Doorway to the Numinous, Healing Our Deepest Wounds, and When)
“The Ayahuasca Experience is a classic in the enthogenic literature genre.” (Ruth Parnell, Nexus, June 2014)
“The Ayahuasca Experience is a most valuable resource, encompassing the history, psychology, spirituality, scientific understanding, and raw experience of the Amazonian ‘vine of the spirits’ now entwining itself into the Western psyche. Metzner’s work is particularly recommended to those first encountering ayahuasca, who require an authoritative, user-friendly guide to the mysterious terrains opened by this traditional, sacred medicine.” (Robert Tindall, author of The Jaguar that Roams the Mind and The Shamanic Odyssey)
“Thought provoking, wide ranging, and well reasoned, Metzner’s collection of essays and self-reports contains an extraordinarily wide representation of subjective effects of, and scientific findings regarding, ayahuasca in the modern West. It provides ideas for future research and is essential for beginners and veterans in the field.” (Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DM T: The Spirit Molecule and clinical associate professor of psychi)
About the Author
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He studied psychology and psychopharmacology at Harvard University and was part of the Psilocybin Research Project with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass). He is the author of Green Psychology, coauthor of The Psychedelic Experience, and editor of Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanácatl. He lives in Sonoma, California.
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