Ayahuasca SpiritQuest
Huachuma SpiritQuest
Listening To The Plants

Illuminating retreats, workshops, dietas, andpilgrimages exploring 
traditional core Peruvian sacred plant shamanism
and multi-disciplinary entheobiology
conducted by elder maestros
of experience, knowledge, and integrity

"The transformative opportunity of a lifetime"

masterfully facilitated by Choque Chinchay Journeys since 1995

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Ayahuasca SpiritQuest
Ayahuasca Odyssey
Huachuma Mesa Initiation of the Three Worlds
Huachuma Mesa Pilgrimage From Time

Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Reference library
 Informational Articles about Ayahuasca, Huachuma, Shamanism,
Entheobotany, Entheoarcheology and related topics
Ayahuasca overview

Chacruna overview

Oco Yagé/Huambisa overview

The Amazon's Sacred Healing Plants

Ayahuasca Classification

Recipes and Admixture Plants

Ayahuasca Icaros

The Transformative Spirit of Yagé

Ayahuasca Visions

Mechanisms of HealingThe Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca
A Review of Past and Current Research
an excellent paper by Drs. Dennis McKenna,
J.C. Callaway, and Charles Grob

Hallucinogenic Drugs and Plants in Psychotherapy and Shamanism
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D

Ralph Metzner on Ayahuasca

Clinical investigations of the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca:
rationale and regulatory challenges
Dennis J. McKenna. 2004.   Pharmacology & Therapeutics 102:111 129.

MAOI Contraindications
Alfred Savinelli andJohn H. Halpern, MD
from the Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
MAPS - Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 - p. 58

Ayahuasca, Neurogenesis and Depression

Ayahuasca Can Cure Depression
Ryan Mitchell's Blog

The Ayahuasca Effect
Kirby Surprise Psy.D

Ayahuasca research proves that it heals depression

What We Can Learn From Shamanic Healing: Brief Psychotherapy With Latino Immigrant Clients
Marlene Dobkin de Rios, PhD. October 2002, Vol 92, No. 10 | American Journal of Public Health 1576-158

Emotional processing - Psychotherapy and altered states of consciousness: Principles, therapeutic possibilities and challenges
 Marianne Kaspersen and Halvard Hårklau

Ayahuasca and Mental Health Among the Shuar
Monday, Mar 2nd, 2009. Ayahuasca, Indigenous Culture, Research Studies, Sacred Plants

The Concept of Plants as Teachers
among four Mestizo Shamans of Iquitos, Northeastern Perú
by Luis Eduardo Luna

Amazonian Shamanism: The Ayahuasca Experience

An Ethnobotanical Perspective on Ayahuasca
by Richard Evans Schultes, Ph.D.

Vine of the Soul
by Charlie Kidder

The Ritual and Religious Use of Ayahuasca in Contemporary Brazil
by Edward Macrae, Ph.D.

Identifying Spiritual Content in Reports from Ayahuasca Sessions
by Stanley Krippner and Joseph Sulla

Ayahuasca Variations
by William L. Benson

Saving the Vine of the Soul
by Maria Jiménez
reprinted as a public service from the National Post

Ayahuasca: From the Amazon to the Urban Jungle
from the final annual report of the France-based organization Geopolitical Drug Watch organization (OGD)

Insightful commentary about contemporary healing with Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca and Cancer: One Man's Experience
Ayahuasca and Cancer: A Postscript
by Donald Topping, Ph.D.
reprinted as a public service from the Bulletin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
to the MAPS Home Page

Ayahuasca Goes To Court
by Mark Sircus
    Commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the religious use of Ayahuasca
by the Unaio Do Vegetal (UDV) Church in New Mexico
reprinted with permission of the author

Shamanism versus Capitalism
by Martin A. Lee

A Selected Bibliography of Ayahuasca Reading
recommended references on shamanism, ayahuasca, huachuma, and entheobiology,
with special focus on the indigenous people, and cultures of the Amazon, Andes and Coast of Peru

What's Happening with Indigenous Issues in Peru

Medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon
Ayahuasca, Shamanism and Curanderismo
Ayahuasca Healing in Iquitos
Ayahuasca,Yagé and Harmaline
Shamanism and Priesthood in the Campa Ayahuasca Ceremony
South American Indian Yagé Experiences
Ayahuasca and Parasites
The Traditional Ayahuasquero Diet
Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca
A Cognitive Psychological Study of Ayahuasca
 Biopiracy Issues and Ayahuasca
What is Shamanism?

Other shamanic healer-teacher-ally plants
of South America and Mesoamerica

Huachuma ~ San Pedro
"The Cactus of the Four Winds"
Echinopsis (Trichocereus) spp.

San Pedro, Peyote and Mescaline
A Visionary Catalyst for Healing

Ancient Wizardry in Modern Peru

A Huachuma Bibliography

"The Flesh of the Gods"
Psilocybe tribe

Teonanacatl and Ololiuqui: Magic Plants of Mexico

"Trees of the Evil Eagle"
Brugmansia spp.

An Ethnobotanical Perspective on Brugmansia

"Shamanic snuffs of the western Amazon"
Virola spp.

Links to Important Related Sites
Follow these links to more information about
shamanism, ethnobotany, ayahuasca, huachuma, other sacred plants, plant healing, and related topics.

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Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening To The Plants
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extraordinary workshop retreats exploring traditional  mestizo Ayahuasca curanderismo
and medicinal ethnobotany in the western Amazon

Peruvian SpiritQuest Calendar of Events

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Special international shamanic revival celebrations of Life, Spirit, Transformation and Renewal
in the Heart of the Peruvian Amazon
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