Ayahuasca Resource Center

Websites About Ayahuasca

Spirit Molecule The Psychonaut Community  This website is dedicated to medicine plants, and contains very well-written articles by some of the best known people in the psychonaut community, such as Dennis McKenna and Howard Charing.

Ayahuasca Forums Here you’ll find a variety of discussion forums about ayahuasca and shamanism. Quite possibly the best general resource for learning about the medicine. Check out the "Ayahuasca Healing" forum for some very interesting and informative discussions.

Erowid This is an intelligent web-based resource about teacher plants and related subjects. It includes medical, scientific and legal status, as well as the personal experiences of those who have taken them.

Ayahuasca.com This multi-disciplinary project is devoted to the Spirit Vine Ayahuasca (aya-soul/dead, wasca-vine/rope) and its home – the great forests of the Amazon.

Ayahuasca World This is a closed Facebook group moderated by Carlos Tanner. You will need to ask to join.

Articles About Ayahuasca

The Joys and Pains of Visionary Medicine: Why the Ceremony of Life Comes Before the Ayahuasca Ceremony  We highly recommend everyone read this article before drinking ayahuasca, as it will help you understand your role in this healing process.

10 Things I Wished I'd Known Before Drinking Ayahuasca    Some very good information for those drinking ayahuasca for the first time.
11 Things I Learned the First Time I Took Ayahuasca     Good insights from a first time drinker.

Ayahuasca as a Cure for Depression Written by the Hummingbird Healing Center’s owner Jim Davis.

Journeys Without Visions While most people know of the incredible visions ayahuasca can bring, journeys with no visionary component are common, as you will learn in this discussion on the Ayahuasca Forum.  

The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca – A Review of Past and Current Research A great read about the science of ayahuasca written by Dennis J McKenna, Ph.D.

Ideas and Reflections Associated with Ayahuasca Visions     Learn more about the visionary auyahuasca experience from Benny Shanon, Ph.D.

Ayahuasca and Creativity Benny Shanon, Ph.D writes about the correlation between ayahuasca and creativity.

Ayahuasca and Cancer: One Man's Experience Donald M. Topping, Ph.D. recounts his diagnosis of liver cancer and his personal journey with ayahuasca healing.

The Ayahuasca Effect Kirby Surprise Psy.D discusses the powerful antidepressant and psychotherapeutic effects on ayahuasca tea.

ICEERS Technical Report on Ayahuasca This technical report on ayahuasca provides a  summary of scientific research.

Books About Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, Christopher Kilham Provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right and safe decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect.

Ayahuasca In My Blood - 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming, Peter Gorman (Create Space, 2010) A fascinating personal account of Peter Gorman's 25 years of drinking ayahuasca in the jungle outside of Iquitos, Peru.

Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey, Rak Razam (Icaro Publishing, 2009) Experiential journalist Rak Razam's exploration of the shamanic gringo trail in Peru and beyond.

Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul, Ross Heaven (Destiny Books, 2006) Has information on ayahuasca and San Pedro including interviews with some of the shamans working in these traditions.

The Jaguar that Roams the Mind, Robert Tindall (Park Street Press, 2008) A journey into the vanishing world of Amazonian shamanism — an adventure of initiation and return — that explores the unique reality at the heart of the Amazonian healing system.

The Hummingbird's Journey to God, Ross Heaven (O Books, 2009) The first book to be written about healing with San Pedro, San Pedro. It also includes information on ayahuasca and Ross' Magical Earth program.

The Cosmic Serpent, Jeremy Narby (Tarcher, April 5, 1999). Does ayahuasca reveal the waveform and energy of life, DNA and consciousness?

Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca, Edited by Ralph Metzner ( Park Street Press, 2006) A collection of essays and accounts of ayahuasca drinkers.