Ninety videos, two hundred pictures, twenty chants and a thought-provoking text, make up the 240 pages of Ayahuasca, Iquitos and Monster Vorāx, a multimedia narration that will guide your journey into ayahuasca shamanism: local and foreign healers, retreat centers, traditional practices, modern businesses, patients’ experiences, environmental threats. Watch/read the first chapter here!
Every year, thousands of westerners travel to the capital of Peruvian jungle, in their quest to experience the powerful visionary remedy. This way, an indigenous practice condemned to disappearance by missionaries and bureaucrats, lives a new golden age.
From the traditional healer who takes care of the neighbors, to the comfortable spiritual retreat centers frequented by foreigners, this book will immerse you in the amazing world of Iquitos shamanism and the profound transformations that the so-called “ayahuasca tourism” is provoking in traditional practices. And Monster Vorāx: the ecological implications of the increasing demand, the perturbations that substantial incomes are producing on local societies.