Ayahuasca is big news these days. It is featured in books, magazines, and in medical journal articles. People are flocking to South America to live first-hand the Ayahuasca experience. We’re going to give you some tips for learning more about Ayahuasca.
A simple Google search will bring all kinds of articles to your fingertips. There are articles on all the major news outlet websites, and in all kinds of major and highly respected publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. Google is the simplest place to start your search.
Many books, beyond the scope of this article, have been written about ethnobotany and specifically Ayahuasca. It’s easy to find book recommendations on Amazon or Goodreads. One of the best known and first authors was Terence McKenna, an ethnobotanist who died in 2000. McKenna was a prolific writer, and he, alone, has penned many books.
If you’re interested in the scientific study of Ayahuasca or dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Ayahuasca’s active psychedelic ingredient, then you will want to read journal articles. There are several search engines that are specific to scientific publications. PubMed is probably the best known, and most of the articles are free to read. Medscape is another good way to read scientific publications, and membership is free.
One significant advantage to reading journal articles is that you can learn who is doing research on Ayahuasca and DMT and in which academic setting. You can always contact any of the researchers as that information is always publicly available on all academic institution websites.
There are at least 50 open and closed groups on Facebook discussing Ayahuasca. Groups have different rules for membership and posting, but it’s definitely an avenue to explore. There are probably at least as many “secret” groups that will not show up in a search, but you can hear about them in some of the other groups that you can find.
Online Discussion Forums
There are plenty of online discussion forums where you can read about the experiences of others and ask questions of your own. A simple Google search of “Ayahuasca discussion forums” will show you several to choose from.
Several documentaries have been made on Ayahuasca. There are some on Netflix, and others are available on different documentary websites and on Amazon.
Talk to Your Doctor
We always recommend that you discuss partaking of Ayahuasca with your family doctor. If you’re taking any regular prescription or nonprescription medication, you will need to talk to your doctor anyway, so don’t hesitate to broach the subject ahead of time.
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