Cover artist: Tatiana Katara
This book explores Westerners’ increasing use of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic concoction of Amazon-sourced plants traditionally ingested during spiritual healing ceremonies. While juxtaposing Indigenous values and social systems with Western hegemonic society, Ayagogy builds a framework for curing society’s cultural ills with antidotes derived from the experiences of ayahuasca ceremony participants.
Ayaygogy includes interviews with world-respected researchers and spiritual leaders, including psychopharmacologist Rick Strassman, African spiritual emissary Sonbonfu Some, Amazonian Shamanism Conference founder Alan Shoemaker, indigenous tribal studies expert and social welfare scholar Michael Yellowbird, and Raz Rakam, the experiential journalist who directed the documentary Aya Awakenings.
Roan Kaufman has written and produced more than 20 books and media products, including a best-selling series on relationships, sexuality, and social anxiety under the pen name Ron Louis. Kaufman is also the creator of the Inner Dimensional Man Podcast series. He earned his doctorate in education from Fielding Graduate University.
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