Do shamans pick-up where gurus left off?

It used to be an easy shorthand to describe somebody at the top of their game as the “guru” of fill in the blank… the tech guru, the marketing guru, the fitness guru, etc. In Western vernacular, “guru,” came to mean someone who possesses deep wisdom, experience, and insights, and is often sought after for guidance or advice.

Ayahusaca’s dark side

Anthropologist Jeremy Narby lived with indigenous Indians of the Amazonian rainforest and studied the ways of ayahuasca shamans and their relationship with the ayahuasca “plant teacher.”

Journey of awakening

I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences… I call them “Field Reports”. And these field reports offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing one with you today (edited for length).

Cannabis ≠ Ayahuasca

I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences… I call them “Field Reports”. And these field reports offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing one with you today.